There are only a few days left before the end of the year, so it’s time for you to decide on your resolutions for a brand new year. If you are hitting the end of 2016 with the feeling that it could have been better but the year never fully blooms into a beautiful flower, it’s time to take the matter in hands and to recenter yourself. 2017 can be a richer, healthier and happier year if you only follow these three tips.
Make 2017 A Wealthier Year: Spend Smartly
As time goes, life is definitely not getting cheaper. This is a universal truth. Naturally, you can look for better-paid jobs, or even pray for a lotto win, but there are fundamental elements that are just stopping you from saving money day after day. These are the first things you want to tackle: Reduce money waste. Primarily, this is looking at reducing costs of your recurring bills, like electricity, insurance and water, which are the most common elements in a household budget. At first, it is important to identify where you are paying for more than you use: An obvious example would be to keep your phone charger plugged in even though the phone is already charged. 95% of electricity costs related to phone chargers are wasted so you’d better unplug it when you don’t need it. But there is only so much you can do to reduce your bills, and sometimes it is helpful to compare electricity companies to be able to switch for a cheaper provider who will meet your needs better. The same argument is valid for insurance and water supplies, so do check how much you need and who is the most cost-effective option for your requirements.
Make 2017 A Healthier Year: Eat Green And Good
A healthy lifestyle starts on your plate first. For many families it is about teaching the kids to enjoy their food even though it isn’t processed, nor high in sugar anymore. This is a step by step process, as it will take time to get your children excited by the new tastes. However, it is important, with the increasing statistics in obesity and bad eating related diseases to start early and wave goodbye to anything that could harm your health. Fresh fruits and vegetables will generally require more preparation time that processed foods but don’t worry. This is the best way to bring the family together and bond in the kitchen.
Make 2017 A Happier Year: Spend More Time With Your Loved Ones
Time goes by too fast. One day your children are going to school, and the next they leave home for university. Sometimes, you are so focused on everyday pressure that you don’t see how fast time is going. In 2017, remember to ditch your work stress at the front door and to be there for your children on evenings and weekends. They are more important that your day-to-day 9-to-5 routine, so make sure that you don’t miss any opportunity to laugh, play and talk together.