New Year, New You
This is that time of year to take a pause and see what is working in our lives and what is not.
We often hear the words, “This is my New Year resolution.” But what does “resolution” even mean?
A resolution is a formal expression of intent. It takes courage and tenacity to have the mental strength to follow through with the goals we set for ourselves.
How do we improve our chances of accomplishing our resolutions?One method I have found to help a resolution have more sticking power is to write it out.
First, write down your goals, then list the benefits these goals will facilitate. Review your goals and benefits daily.
For example: Have you ever talked about developing a healthier diet, only to fall back into the same routines you are not happy with? When we write down what the goal will help us achieve, it can give us inspiration to keep on forging ahead!
Allowing ourselves to see this every day can be powerful.
Once we create the new habit and stick with it, we end up seeing positive results and that is very fulfilling!
So what are some of our goals this year?One of our chief resolutions at Morrocco Method is to create less impact on the environment. And in that spirit we chose to create Zero Waste Shampoo and Conditioner Bars. Did we mention the packaging is 100% compostable!?
In about 90 days, the packaging breaks down into biomass, water and carbon dioxide which allows it to return to the earth.
To learn more about the bars, check out this short video by Morrocco Method’s founder and Hair Shaman, Anthony Morrocco.
Do you have any goals for reducing waste in 2020?
If you don’t yet, consider this chart. It shows that consumer waste in the United States has increased significantly over the years. In 2017 we created 267.8 million tons of solid waste, as opposed to 88.1 million tons in 1960. This is over 300% more trash generated – yikes!
If we each make it a goal to eliminate some of our own waste, we can make a greater impact together!
Here are just a few suggestions to incorporate in your daily routine:
- Recycle your containers whenever possible. Find a local drop off if your town does not offer it as a service for pick up.
- Utilize re-usable grocery bags. Contribute to a cleaner environment while also saving money, as most stores now charges for plastic bags and it can add up quickly over a year.
- Compost. Food scraps are compostable and contribute to lessening of landfill waste. Composting can create nutrient-rich soil for your garden.
- Use safe products – keep your body and our waterways safe from chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, glyphosate and synthetic materials.
- Look for companies and products that incorporate a Zero-Waste model.
How about going natural for the New Year?What does this mean? Going natural is more than just buying organic – it means paying attention to all of your purchases and their ingredients.
If you haven’t started yet, it’s not too late! Now is the time! A few simple ways to start converting to a more natural lifestyle is to start with your body care routine. Take a look at the products you are currently using and ask yourself a few questions:
Are they in alignment with natural health and body care? What are the health consequences of you not switching to a new, non-toxic approach? What will you gain by switching over?
We know labels can be difficult to understand. If you need guidance, refer back to our article on reading ingredient lists here. This will help you decipher between what is truly natural and what is not.
Eating more whole, organic, fresh foods brimming with color will help you radiate life. Consider making a resolution to leave processed foods behind in favor of natural alternatives.
Making simple additions like an organic, colorful salad with each meal is a great start.
These days, a lot of us are on the go which makes it difficult but not impossible to be healthier.
Try incorporating a blended green smoothie into your routine each day. It takes just minutes to blend together some organic greens, fruit or vegetables and a superfood powder. It is a fast and easy way to alkalize your blood, keep you energized and stabilize your mood which all works in harmony to create a healthier you!
When achieved, resolutions like these will build your confidence while boosting your overall health and vitality.
This is a New Year, and a New You is on the horizon! We are here to support your goals and resolutions at Morrocco Method!
We truly believe Health is our Greatest Wealth.
Let us know in the comment section below what some of your New Year resolutions are and why they are important to you!