I'm looking for suggestions for daily and weekly routines I should try to incorporate into my life over the next year.
For the last few years I've set new year's resolutions that were along the lines of "lose 50 pounds, go to the gym everyday and get perfect uni marks." Amazingly enough, these have not stuck. This year I'm trying a new approach and setting mini-resolutions. So, on January 1, I took a photo, which is a habit I'm trying to start (I want an album with the whole year in it). On January 2, I took a photo, and I also abstained from chocolate for a whole day. On January 3, I did the first two things, and I also made my bed (for the first time in *mumble mumble* number of months). Today, I added a weekly spin class to the routine.
So far, I've come up with about a month's worth of mini-resolutions. Some of it's stuff like "remember to floss" and "drink some damn water instead of all that Pepsi Max." I've also listed some other hopefully life-improving things, like buying more flowers, and cooking new recipes, and typewriting letters to friends on a weekly basis. Now I'm starting to run out of ideas.
What are some simple, not-too-time-consuming daily/weekly routines I could add? I have some overall goals, like eating better, and exercising more, which I'm trying to break into manageable chunks. I'm also looking for little things, like remembering to wear earrings (I wind up having to re-pierce my ears on a more regular basis than I would like), or putting all loose change in my piggy bank instead of letting it roll around in the bottom of all my handbags. Or cumulative things like "put an extra $5 toward *some amazing trip/experience/automated-foot-rubbing-machine everyone should have*."
If it matters - I'm female, twenties, no children, student, near Sydney Australia.
(Disclaimer: I have read threads like this thread
and this one
. The are good, but a lot of the advice leans more toward ethical stuff (don't be a jerk, give people the benefit of the doubt) which is valuable but not what I'm looking for, and things like "save money", which I already do. If I missed a good thread though, please let me know. Also I'm not sure if this is too chatfiltery, and if so, apologies in advance. I'm new here!)