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Unfortunately there’s not much we can do about Covid – a situation that has us all feeling like we’re living Groundhog Day – but take a look at those areas of your life that are within your control and consider where you feel you’re in a rut. Start by going through certain sections of life and ask yourself, “am I completely happy in this area?”
If you are, congratulations! That’s already something you don’t need to work on to get yourself out of your rut.
But, if the answer is “no”, take time to jot down ways you think might help to improve that area. For example, if you feel as though the work and career aspect of your life could be improved, maybe you need to look at achieving a raise, promotion or a shift in pace. Alternatively, you might feel you need to change your job completely.
Or, if you are sick of staring at the same walls, it could be time to make a move or spruce up your current home and give yourself a different view.
Whatever ideas and visions make you happiest, be sure to write those down, so that you can reference them later on when you start working towards what you want.
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Take baby steps and don’t try to change everything all at once; particularly if you are struggling with motivation this month. Set yourself goals – realistic and attainable ones though, so you don’t feel overwhelmed. You could start small and set gradual goals, so that each little win spurs you on to do more and helps you achieve things step by step.
If one of your goals is to get fitter or incorporate more movement in your life, then begin by just going for a walk or trying a few simple yoga stretches at home. Try something fun like dancing; put on your favourite tunes or follow an easy routine on YouTube. When you’ve discovered what you like, the next step can be signing up to a class or local walking group, where you can take part with others and make it more of a social activity.
Avoid single-use plastic as much as you can and arm yourself with a re-usable drinking bottle. They are widely available now and are often made with eco-friendly materials. If you want to step it up a gear, the Rolls Royce of re-usable drinks bottles is probably Plastic Bank’s limited edition Ocean Bottles, which are dual insulated, made from stainless steel and Social Plastic, feature a handy integrated drinking cup and, even better, the sale of each bottle sold helps to prevent 5,000 plastic bottles from entering the ocean.
If you love the aesthetic of wood but hate the sanding and re-finishing required, then opt for teak, which ages beautifully without treatment. The teak used in LifestyleGarden®’s ranges is FSC certified – either sustainably grown or sourced and recycled from buildings on the island of Java – creating beautiful furniture with minimal impact on the planet.