New Year, Better World

With 2017 here, we're hearing plenty of cries of ‘new year, new me!’ It's easy to get swept up in the frenzy of resolutions and promises. But when you're already awesome, why not focus on making the world around you a more fabulous place? Here are a few ideas to bring more joy into the world:

Share your skills

Everyone has a skill they can offer, whether it's speaking another language, sewing or teaching. Many non-profits in the area would love to have you as a volunteer and there are all sorts of ways you can contribute, from playing with dogs to helping someone write a resume.

sewing

Quality Over Quantity

Do you ever have those days where you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? Or a shelf full of books but nothing looks interesting? Take a day to whittle down your collection to your favorites and donate the rest! Not only will you have a home full of things you love, you'll also be providing someone else with something they may need.

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Practice random acts of kindness

Make a stranger’s day! You can plan ahead by paying for someone’s coffee or help someone with their bags. It’s an easy and cheap (or free!) way to make someone’s day! It’ll bring a smile to both of your faces.

Respect your mother

Mother Earth that is! Now is a great time to take a few extra steps to take care of our planet. From little things such as reusable bags and water bottles, to bigger steps such as going vegan and commuting by bike (and see the world). There’s never been a better time to be kind to the planet.

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Take care of yourself

Treat self-care as prevention, not as a cure. Meditate, get a massage, spend time in nature – whatever makes you happy. Making the world a better place starts with you!

These are just a starting point for ways to inject some happiness into the world! What are some of your favorite ways to spread joy?


Stephanie Boyd
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