UPDATED: March 18, 2022
Are you ready to make some changes for the better & establish a fresh daily routine? Perhaps it’s the start of a new season, either on the calendar or in your life, and you have been pondering what that might look like for you. Or maybe you recently watched a documentary on Netflix that has altered your perspective on how the world turns and what that might mean for you.
Changing your perspective can open up your life to new experiences, new people, or a new you. It can be daunting to try and break from “the usual,” so we’ve put together some tips to ease into these changes.
1. Getting to Work
Taking public transportation to work saves you money on gas and parking, and you can do more with your time.
Leave behind that self-important Mercedes driver jockeying in and out of lanes on the freeway at 8:30 in the morning, and use that time to catch up on work emails, send texts, or read a book while on the subway/bus. Rather than spending all your energy reading a never-ending line of bumper stickers, you can appreciate your surroundings.
2. Taking Care of Your Body
Let’s talk about “self care”. You’ve heard it a lot lately, I’m sure. Taking care of your self includes taking time to recharge and replenish your body, inside and out. We’ll talk about one way to take care of your insides next (eat organic!), but let’s first discuss an easy way to care for the outside of your body- namely, your skin.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so just as we protect our new iPhone with a case and screen protector, we also should protect our skin with proper skincare. Creating a simple daily skincare routine allows you to both take care of your body and allow yourself a handful of minutes to mindfully practice self care.
Our sister company, Fleur & Bee , was born out of our search for the best way to take care of our bodies, offering clean and cruelty-free skin care for every body. And the great thing about practicing self care by way of a skincare regimen is that it doesn't have to be complicated! Spending a few minutes each morning and evening to cleanse, treat and moisturize your skin is your first step into establishing an easy, yet effective skincare routine.
3. Shop Local, Shop Organic
Perhaps you’re sick and tired of the synthetic feeling & lack of options at supermarket chains. You want to be able to feel the earth on your produce as you buy it. You want to know where your food is coming from. You want healthy, organic food that makes you feel as good as it tastes. There’s a simple solution: your local farmers’ market.
They’re everywhere these days, and happening all the time – you don’t have to get up early on your precious Sunday morning to get your local eats. Farmers’ markets are all over the place- you don’t have to drive out to the middle of nowhere to find farm-fresh goods. The USDA has an entire section on their website dedicated to helping consumers conveniently locate their nearest market.
4. Cook At Home
Now that you have your locally-sourced greens and fruits, it’s time to put them to good use. Cooking might seem like a leviathan task, but it has the potential to be the most rewarding of your routine-refresher: you’re saving money by skipping takeout, and you get to tailor what you’re eating to exactly what sounds good to you.
Bonus points: any leftovers can be brought with you to work the next day, and you can impress your coworkers with your wicked cooking skills. Don’t get discouraged if it feels too difficult or like too much effort. Putting together a home-cooked meal is one of the best ways to live a healthier life - feel proud of your culinary masterpiece!
It’s so easy to toss things into the trash bin without a second thought. But you’re not about that anymore. You’re here to create better habits and build a better routine.
A good way to do that is with recycling. It’s a habit that benefits both you and your environment; recycling conserves natural resources, reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, and creates sustainable jobs in the United States. It might seem like a lot of work at the start, but you’ll sleep better knowing that you’ve helped yourself and the planet, one craft beer bottle at a time.