21 Resolutions For 2021

2020 has been an extremely difficult year for so many. The challenges we have faced have taught us many valuable lessons and afforded us an opportunity for growth. As the New Year draws near, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what has been. Here are 21 resolutions to inspire you for 2021.

Use less plastic

Recycling isn’t enough. Plastic can only be recycled so many times, and the recycling process itself involves carbon emissions. This means the remainder is burned, which releases carbon-rich smoke into the atmosphere.

Eat less meat

Eating less meat is good for your health, and for the environment. Studies have shown that a vegetarian diet has half the carbon footprint compared to a meat-eating diet. Moving to a more plant based diet has an even lower carbon footprint and puts animal welfare first. You could even try Veganuary and see how you get on.

Exercise more

There has never been a better time to get fitter. Why not try adding one extra exercise session to your week?

Try a new sport

Between national lockdowns and restrictive tier systems, 2020 wasn’t the year for trying something new. But 2021 can be!

Stop smoking

COVID-19 has put respiratory health front of mind. If you’ve been waiting for a sign to quit smoking, this is it.

Visit independent restaurants

Almost all restaurants have really suffered through the pandemic, but it is the small independent restaurants that really need your help.

Eat seasonally

It’s better for the planet! Seasonal vegetables tend to be grown much close to home, which means less miles travelled and more flavour!

Cook something new once a week

Some might describe 2020 as a little bit… monotonous. Mix things up by trying out a new recipe every week in 2021. Check out our Instagram for inspiration.

Join a club

We can’t wait for the restrictions to be relaxed so we can meet new people. Real people. In real life.

Read more

My mum told me that you can never read too much and I agree.

Watch less TV

After the year we’ve had, Netflix deserves a break.

Reduce your screen time

Hands up if your average screen time has more than doubled during the pandemic. It’s time to do something about that.

Sanitise your phone weekly

Did you know that some studies have found that phones carry about 10 times as much bacteria as most toilet seats! Gross.

Why not buy secondhand clothes?

As if you need another excuse to go shopping. However, shopping in charity shops doesn’t just support the charity, it's also much better for the environment than buying new. Nice.

Shop local whenever possible

When you shop local, you’re directly supporting your local community. Order from Mecommi and have fresh, local produce delivered straight to your door.

Learn a new skill

Whether it is for personal or professional development, there has never been a better time to learn a new skill. How about a new language? .

Learn a new hobby

Hobbies give you an opportunity to enhance your life by destressing yourself while remaining mentally productive. Here are some ideas - learn how to dance, paint, skate, play an instrument.

Stop procrastinating

If 2020 taught us one thing, it is to seize the day. Don’t put things off any longer. Start now.

Set goals

Choosing a new years resolution is a great start. If you write down your goals, you are much more likely to achieve them. Cool!

Start using affirmations

Positive affirmations are statements you make to yourself to overcome self-sabotage. They aim to affect our conscious and unconscious and inturn, affect our behaviour. It also makes you feel great. (I am going to finish this blog post tonight)

Dedicate more time to self care

2020 has been a challenging year. It’s tempting to go into 2021 with excessive energy but don’t forget that you still need to look after yourself. Schedule in time for self care.

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