5 New Year's Resolutions You Can Definitely Keep

It’s definitely an exciting time of year. In just a few days, we will be closing out 2018 and ringing in a completely NEW YEAR! If you’re like most people, you’ll be reflecting on your past year and drafting resolutions. Some might be simple like making an effort to smile at strangers while others will be very adventurous like trying to hike to the top of Humphrey Peak in Flagstaff.

Either way, there are no rules when it comes to making resolutions - so you have free range on what goes on your list!

Are you short on ideas? We’re here to help! Below are 5 local resolutions along with tips and resources to make sure they become a reality for 2019!  


Resolution #1 - Eat Better 

Before you start running the other direction because you think that eating better means cutting out all junk food – hear us out. Sure, the idea of eating better for some means going cold turkey, but it doesn’t have to be that complicated! One of the simplest ways to eat better is by enjoying the local foods grown and you can do that in two easy steps!

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Step #1 - Check Out Good Food Finder AZ

  • Good Food Finder AZ (GFF) is an Arizona statewide, online directory for local foods. It is a hub where consumers, procurers, farmers, restauranteurs, and other institutions can search, learn about, and connect with other local food providers in order to shorten food supply chains, improve access to local, healthy foods, and strengthen community resilience to create a healthier and sustainable food system in Arizona.

Step #2 - Join a CSA

Step #3 - Support Locally Sourced Restaurants

  • If you’re not ready to commit to a CSA, a super easy alternative is by eating at restaurants that source local. You’ll be supporting a local business, a local farmer, and will get the most farm-fresh flavors!


Resolution #2 - Get Moving

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You either love the gym, or make every possible excuse to skip it. Lucky for you, the resolution is to get moving so you don’t necesarilly have to keep it traditional. Meet your goal by trying a new yoga studio, going on a hike, or dancing to the beat of you own drum in your living room.


Resolution #3 - Try Something New

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We’ve all heard the saying that you’re never too old (or young) to try something new. Whether you want to channel your inner artist or improve your cooking skills. There’s plenty of opportunities to learn from amazing local teachers so you’re best supported in meeting your goals.


Resolution #4 - Green Your Space

If you’re looking to be more sustainable in 2019, then kickoff the year by greening your space. Two easy ways to do so are by adding plants and then replacing your cleaning product with non-toxic alternatives.

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  • Step #1 - Bring On The Plants!

    • Visit Dig It Gardens, Mesa Urban Gardens, and Tucson Botanical Garden to find your perfect plant!

    • They can be succulents, cacti, anything green really - by adding plants to your space you’ll reduce carbon dioxide levels, keep air temperatures down, and add a cool new element to any space.

  • Step #2- Use Non-toxic Cleaning Products

    • Truce is your ultimate partner in crime when it comes to cleaning products that are safe for your entire family - even the furry ones.

    • Products range from all-purpose cleaner, to hand sanitizer, laundry detergent, and even pet shampoo. Your entire will be squeaky clean!


Resolution #5 - Go on More Adventures

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If you’re craving an adventure for 2019, then you’re going to love our recommendations. Ever wanted to go rock climbing, kayaking, or hike the Grand Canyon? We’ve got the details to get you started: