PMK: New Years Resolutions
This year at PrepMeKits HQ, our resolution is to say NO to toxic New Year’s resolutions! The lure of a fresh start is hard to resist, and it can be easy to overdo it, but no self-improvement is worth sacrificing your mental health and wellbeing.
Join us in ditching the juice cleanse, the long hours, and the bullet journal you’ve already forgotten about - here are five resolutions that will make your life easier, not harder.
1. Stop comparing yourself to others.
Comparison truly is the thief of joy. Spend an hour scrolling Instagram and you can quickly forget just how fortunate you are. We all know that social media isn’t a true reflection of reality, so resist the urge to judge your own journey. This year, make a resolution to set realistic expectations and focus on meeting your own internal goals - not someone else’s!
Tip: Unfollow or mute accounts that give you the urge to compare. You can start right now by blocking #fitspiration and #newyearnewme.
2. Marie Kondo your inbox (and your life!).
That email newsletter / group chat / online forum / Facebook group just not sparking joy the way it used to? Unsubscribe. Before you tackle cleaning out your closet, invest in yourself by decluttering your brain and social life.
Tip: This trick is helpful for more than just your devices - this “let go of what doesn’t serve you” mindset also works for activities and people that drain you. And it definitely works for negative self-talk and unattainable New Year’s resolutions!
3. Indulge in special things now – even without that special occasion.
Open the fancy bottle of wine on a Tuesday night. Wear the date night dress for Netflix and takeout. Sleep on the nice sheets. Burn the ridiculously overpriced candles. You don’t need to wait for a “reason” to enjoy time with your family and celebrate being alive!
Betty White gave sage advice when she said, “I was blessed with a mother and father who said taste the good stuff now and realize how fortunate and how wonderful things are this minute, because enough minutes are not wonderful that you have to save up all the good ones to make it balance out.”
Tip: Choose one good wine to savor instead of several low or medium-grade wines. You’ll savor it more and end up saving money in the long run!
4. Set aside an hour per day for “zero-tasking.”
This hour can be whatever you need it to be - just as long as there’s no pressure or expectation. Ideally you’ll be alone, relaxing in a quiet room with soothing music or sounds (check out the Calm app for the sound of rain, ocean waves, or a crackling fire). Alternatively, crank up the tunes and dance it out - everyone unwinds differently!
Tip: Some call this time meditating, but doing that makes it just one more thing on your to-do list. Instead, we prefer to think of it as living in the white space on your calendar.
5. Take the stress out of getting prepared.
Speaking of to-do lists - we know how easy it is to let “make emergency plan” drop to the bottom. In the interest of protecting your valuable me-time, de-stressing and decluttering, PrepMeKits has designed a comprehensive, family-oriented emergency kit which automatically replenishes expired items.
This year, check emergency preparedness off of your to-do list so that you can kick back with a glass of wine, a scented candle, and enjoy your zero-tasking!
Tip: If you have questions, dietary requirements, or you’re just not sure where to start - drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will be happy to help.
Drop us a line on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn to tell us how you’re investing in yourself this year. We’d love to swap self-care tips and tricks!
For more information on emergency kits and other resources to get your started on your preparedness journey, visit www.prepmekits.com