5 easy challenges if you want to become a better person
To many of us, it seems a bit annoying to have New Year's resolutions, since we all have people around who break the resolutions the very next day. However, the word “challenge” sounds a bit more acceptable, motivating, and less like a cliché. Therefore, in this article, our blogger Lenka will introduce you to her challenges.
Remember that the journey itself is the goal. Experts recommend not to place demands on ourselves that are too high, and to reward ourselves even for baby steps since even 2021 can be a challenging year for many of us.
Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? Maybe you’d be surprised when reading the labels. Buying local products from local producers has two great benefits – you support a small entrepreneur who produces a quality product and you save the planet, as the product does not have to be transported across the world.
However, local products can often be a more expensive alternative. For the beginning, a kind of balance will suffice, namely alternating the shopping in a supermarket with shopping in smaller groceries, where you can find only Slovak products. Even such a small step is better than nothing. In VIVO! You can find Starý otec or Farmfoods stores, which guarantee Slovak production.
Meditate once a week
The need for physical activity has been emphasized to us since childhood. After all, sports are good for our health, there is certainly no need to argue about that. Over the last year, however, many of us have realized the need to take care of our psychological side as well. After all, it can also affect our health.
Personally, I am very comfortable with meditation, which clears my head, slows down a fast lifestyle, and helps me to relax and gain the necessary mental energy. If you are new to meditation, it’s good to know that there are a lot of videos on YouTube that serve as a guided meditation.
Various mobile apps will guide you through meditation along with relaxing music. But you don't just have to meditate. You can take care of your mental side in other ways, but you should not neglect it.
Yes, the word “no” is one of the most difficult ones, and also many adults do not dare to say it. And yet, it is not a challenge like mastering marathon-runner skills or piloting an aircraft, but it is just as challenging. From my own experience, I can tell you that if you learn the basic principles of argumentation, saying “no” will become a little easier.
Many of us are afraid to say it, fearing that the others will ask “why” and we will not be able to react properly and defend our position. We don't always have to be there for everyone and the word “no” goes hand in hand with proper time management. Keep in mind that “no” towards others always means “yes” to yourself! He who wants to have strength for others must recharge his energy from time to time.
I surely hope that my challenges have inspired you a little bit and that you will try at least one of them, be it more ecological behavior, self-education, or taking care of your mental health. After all, New Year's resolutions don't have to be just about quitting smoking or drinking enough fluids, or losing weight.