Life is complicated enough. There are so many rules and regulations that all of us have to follow. The government does not make it easy on us. However, we can make it easier on ourselves. Below are some ways that you can make 2018 an easier year for yourself. There probably won’t be anything life changing on this list, but it all adds up after a while.
Make All Your Meals for the Week on Sunday
Part of the reason that we eat poorly is because we live from meal to meal. We literally do not know what we will eat for the day when we wake up in the morning. There is a reason that almost one third of all adults are either overweight or clinically obese. We choose to eat food based on convenience instead of nutrition.
That all changes in 2018. The healthiest eaters take time in planning out their meals for the week. They fix their meals ahead of time. This year, make and freeze all your meals every Sunday. Throughout the week, reheat them as you need them. Take them on the go with you as well. Changing your diet to a healthier one will make a huge impact through the year.
Save Your Money
Every bank offers automatic deposits nowadays. Set it up so part of every paycheck goes directly into your savings account. Many times, the toughest part of saving money is keeping it in the house. Knowing that there is cash in your piggy bank in your bedroom makes it too easy to get at. By saving it in an account at your bank, it will be out of sight, out of mind.
Never Lose Your Keys Again
Nothing can be as frustrating as having to search for your keys right before you have to leave to go somewhere. Not only does it make you late, but it just puts you in an overall bad mood. In addition, if you actually do lose your keys, it is very expensive to replace them with the addition of those current key fobs. To save you money and time, you should look into the convenience of a magnetic key holder at home. Just hang it up out in the garage or just inside the door. It will prevent many unnecessary headaches later on.
Delete Your Social Media
Social media is growing larger and larger everyday. It’s a convenient way to keep track of what is going on in everybody’s lives. But having a friend on social media is different than having a friend in real life. Why spend hours on social media a week reading about people that you don’t even know that well? Take all those hours that you will be saving by getting rid of your social media accounts and do things that actually matter. Get out of the house, read a good book, or spend time with actual family and friends. It may be tough to go cold turkey in the beginning, but after a few weeks you will be glad that you gave up your online accounts.
Declutter Your House
It appears if most of us live long enough, we have a good chance of turning into those people that we see on the television show Hoarders. The amount of stuff that we can accumulate throughout the years can be pretty amazing. Most of it, we don’t even need. Do you really think you will get a chance to fix that broken down stove or washing machine that has been taking up space in your basement for years? Do yourself a favor and declutter your house. Throw everything away that you don’t believe you will ever use again. It might take some work, but it will feel so good once you are finished.