Here are some tips to make a positive change in your life.
- Brown bag lunch for a healthier, wealthier you. Your mother was onto something when she sent you to school with a homemade lunch — it’s better for your well-being and wallet. Making your own lunch allows you to control food quality and reduces out-of-pocket expenses. Look for food storage solutions like Rubbermaid Brilliance containers, which have a 100 per cent leak-proof design and innovative built-in vents for splatter-free microwaving with the lid on.
- Organize and audit everything. From wardrobes and storage rooms to the pantry and fridge, organizing can feel overwhelming. Develop a system where you regularly edit and organize what you own. Whenever you come across an item that is out of place, decide immediately where it belongs or if it’s destined for a recycling, waste or donation bin and put it there right away. Establishing a regular weekly schedule to clean out the fridge of old or expired foods will keep it clean and encourage you to think twice about how much food you throw away.
- Keep food fresher, longer. It’s disheartening to reach into the fridge for ingredients needed to make a meal, only to realize that your produce is spoiled. Spend money on feeding yourself, not your compost, by properly storing fruits and vegetables in containers especially designed to reduce food spoilage. Try Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver containers, which have FreshVent technology that regulates the flow of air in and out of the container and an elevated CrispTray that keeps produce from gathering moisture at the bottom. This will help produce stay fresher up to 80 per cent longer, reducing food waste and your grocery bill.
- Don’t give up. Mastering a new skill is a long-term commitment of time and energy, buoyed by a dash of perseverance. Regardless of whether you want to learn how to cook or speak a new language, set yourself up for success by clearly defining and sharing your short and long-term goals with others. Setting benchmarks throughout the year will help ensure you stay on track, and meeting them will give you a sense of accomplishment. Having a clear idea of how you will use your new skills — whether it’s cooking at the next family gathering or ordering dinner in French on your next business trip — will encourage you to stay motivated.
SOURCE: News Canada