If I had a dollar every time I didn’t manage to fulfil a new year’s resolution, I’d be rich.
I’m sure we’ve all thought of the above statement at least once in our lives. New year’s resolutions often feel out of reach, and the feeling of not being able to attain our goals often leaves us dejected and directionless. Interestingly enough, the failure to fulfil our new year’s resolutions doesn’t usually stem from a lack of willpower and discipline, but from a lack of careful and measured planning.
With the start of 2022, many of us are thinking about our resolutions for the year. In this article, we’ll be going over 5 broad new year’s resolutions for 2022, as well as some concrete steps you can take to achieve them.
Explore Your Creativity
Let’s face it — work can be pretty draining. Although it’s difficult to control the amount of work we have, it is important for us to make full use of the remainder of our time to rest and recharge. Hence, exploring your creativity can be a great way of practising self-care!
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A good way of exploring your creativity would be through food. Cooking allows us to de-stress while enjoying the fruits (sometimes literally) of our labour. If you’d like to get $5 off your next shopping spree, check out our $5 NTUC vouchers! Simply follow the instructions in the description to redeem.
Health is wealth; only with good health can you achieve your goals. Apart from a healthy diet and active lifestyle, health supplements and superfoods can be consumed to improve health and maintain a youthful appearance. TruLife is a local brand that offers bird’s nest, collagen drinks, pro health supplements, and more! From now till 15 February 2022, spend $120 and receive a free auspicious bowl and chopsticks set.
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From the emergence of activists like Greta Thunberg to international conferences like COP 26, environmental sustainability has proven itself to be an incredibly pressing issue that has to be addressed by individuals, corporations and governments alike. This year, why not make practising sustainability one of your new year’s resolutions?
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The Fashion Pulpit runs a clothes swapping platform, where you can exchange clothes for other pre-loved garments. Instead of buying new clothes, you can purchase high-quality secondhand pieces with points earned.
In order to reduce your carbon footprint, you can also incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet! Here are some examples:
Plant-Based Meat and Cheese Retailers
Fairprice (place an order and tag us on Facebook to redeem a free $5 NTUC voucher!)
All of us have probably (1) bought a product (2) disliked it and (3) thrown it away at least once over the past 2 years. At SampleLah, we aid you in reducing unnecessary waste through sampling. Through this, you can first try out a product before purchasing it, reducing waste in the long run. Keep your eyes peeled for the points system we’ll be introducing soon!
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With the surge in Omicron transmissions worldwide, the future of the pandemic remains a question to be answered. As we face the uncertainty of the pandemic situation, exercising mindfulness can be a good way for us to regulate our thoughts and emotions.
This can be done through keeping a daily reflection journal where you write down what you’re grateful for, or through calming activities like meditation. If you’re interested in the latter, you can check out apps like Headspace and Calm, which provide free meditation sessions and courses.
Spread Positivity and Kindness
As the pandemic continues to affect every aspect of our lives, we’re bound to feel isolated and at some point, disillusioned. In these circumstances, all of us would appreciate having someone or a community to lean on, to let them know that they are not alone. As such, express your appreciation for those around you — your friends, family, and even those that you haven’t talked to in a while. A little kindness sure goes a long way, and during this time, having a support system is of utmost importance.
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Apart from your loved ones and acquaintances, why not make use of 2022 to express your gratitude to those who have been the most affected by the pandemic? Here are some resources to check out:
For migrant workers
For low-income families
For the homeless community
If you’d like to find out more about volunteering, do check out this article!
The admins of SampleLah wish you a very Happy New Year! Stay safe and stay healthy~