With 2011 upon us, it’s time to look ahead to determine how to be more resourceful and manage your stuff. It may be the new items you received for the holidays, or the list of items you have been meaning to dispose of properly.
A New Year's resolution is a commitment you make to reform a habit or a lifestyle change that is advantageous. The statistics on resolutions show that 40-45 percent of adult Americans make one or more resolutions each year. Among the top resolutions are about weight loss, exercise, and stopping to smoke. Also popular are resolutions dealing with better money management or debt reduction. (Source: Proactive Change)
How can you be more resourceful this year?
Take the time to rethink resolutions. Resolve to be more environmentally responsible by making small changes in your everyday choices about purchasing goods and services.
Check out the stuff that you have around your home. Is it meaningful and durable? Does it add enhancement to your life? Are there things around you that just add clutter or distract from quality time with family and friends?
Getting a grip on how we think about and manage all of that stuff can help curb climate change. The good news is there are lots of ways to reduce these impacts and improve our lives at the same time! Start by resolving to do something about your stuff this year.
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