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Small New Year's Resolution Suggestions For Happier Living...

New Year's 2021 plans are were a lot different than what they used to be. You may be trading in a New Year's Eve party for more time on the couch in front of a festive New Year's movie. However, It's still tradition to decide on a few New Year's resolutions. This year, a renewed focus on your health may be top of mind. Or, you may be tired thinking about meals or your waistline, in which case you'll turn your sights on your mental health, or your sleep routine, or the mess in your living room, or the mess of your closet!

This year, fill your resolution list with easy, good-for-you solutions.

Suggestion List:

Prime Video
Better Life Suggestion:

Binge A TV Marathon

To some, it is a hallowed tradition to spend January weekends on the couch, watching TV and recovering from the "holiday cheer". Many channels have helpfully enabled this with daylong (or week-long) marathons of classic shows: Syfy usually hosts a Twilight Zone bonanza each December; WPIX often shows The Honeymooners; and BBC America sometimes does a days-long Dr. Who binge. If that doesn't suit your tastes, well, you can always watch shows on Amazon PRIME VIDEO. Since you and your family will be spending more time indoors... Now is the perfect time.

Best Educational Shows For:

  • Animal Encyclopedia
    Animal Encyclopedia

    Your animal-obsessed students will love this documentary series.

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  • Art Classic Stories Series
    Art Classic Stories Series

    Want artistic renderings of classic children’s stories? In each short episode, an artist helps students visualize classic stories, from Country Mouse and City Mouse to The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg.

    Watch
  • Children Of The World Series
    Children Of The World Series

    Give your students a glimpse of what everyday life is like in other parts of the world. These 13-minute episodes are a great way to fill any gaps in the day and get in a lesson on culture and geography. And students will get a look at remote places they’ve likely never heard of.

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You might use Amazon Prime for the amazing deals and other perks. But membership also offers access to some exclusive streaming content. A little searching and you will find some of the best educational shows that are perfect for using as supplemental content.

Best Educational Shows For:

  • Horrible Histories
    Horrible Histories

    “Horrible Histories” is an energetic, surprising and unconventional take on history’s most gruesome, unpleasant yet funniest moments. From the woeful World Wars, the miserable Middle Ages and the savage Stone Age to cut-throat Celts, groovy Greeks, rotten Romans, vile Vikings and awful Egyptians, history has never been so naughty.

    Watch
  • The Long Long Holiday
    The Long Long Holiday

    Experience a new perspective on a World War II through the eyes of two young city children who are living at their grandparent’s country home at the beginning of the war. Despite the war, they will experience wonderful adventures while coming into contact with nature and animals and, making new friends!

    Watch
  • Popular Mechanics for Kids
    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Popular Mechanics For Kids – The Complete First Season Elisha Cuthbert and Jay Baruchel host all 22 shows from the premiere season of this wildly popular Discovery Kids TV show.

    Watch

These are just a couple of the titles available for children... There are seemingly endless other titles for ALL age groups. Not to mention the HUGE selection of Mainstream TV Shows and Movies available for you to watch. Take advantage of the FREE TRIAL below.

Resolution
Better Life Suggestion:

Get Cracking on That Resolution

You've vowed to stay motivated and eat healthy. To eat out less and cook easy meals at home. To take time to meditate or get organized or practice gratitude. Whatever you've chosen as your New Year's Resolution, if you take time out to do tackle it on January 1, you can boast that you have a perfect streak of doing whatever it is for 2021. And if you haven't picked one yet? Well, there's still time to be inspired.

Be sure to start your workout plan, start a new daily routine, like going for morning walks etc... Or take a 30 day challange of "no alcohol", "no junk food" etc.

As far as the meal planning and healthy eating goes, here is a small tip... Staying satisfied is key and healthy snacking will go a long way in helping you achieve that caloric deficit you need to lose the extra weight.

Amazing Healthy Snack:

Air-popped popcorn is, arguably, the purest, most user-controlled and most cost-effective way to make popcorn. It allows snackers to pop their own kernels and have full control over what ingredients go into the bowl, providing a healthier, low-calorie snack.

Popcorn kernels by themselves are actually a VERY healthy, fun snack. You can litterally eat LOADS & LOADS of it! Sadly, it’s the common addition of chemicals and artificial flavors (such as that butter flavor found in store-bought popcorn) that make this otherwise healthy snack a caloric trap.

Fortunately we have a choice! There is an easy way to avoid these harmful additives: by buying your own corn-kernels and popping your own popcorn. You can find cheap, corn-kernels in most grocery stores, usually in the snack, grain or bulk aisle.

Popping Instructions:

1. Pour in the bag ½ – ¾ cup of popcorn kernels.

2. Flip over the top edge of the bag.

3. Place flat in microwave with fold at the top for 2 ½ – 4 minutes on high

4. Simple, easy, filling and 100% healthy!..

Eco-Friendly
Better Life Suggestion:

Live A More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

While disposable products may be a more convenient option when it comes to removing our make up, for the sake of the environment - and our skin - reusable facial cleansing cloths are a far better option than their less eco-friendly counterparts. Plus, they’re a far more cost-effective option in the long-run.

Face Pads

Ideal For a Plastic-Free Kitchen and If you pack your own lunch every day. If you're always adding "cling wrap" to your grocery list and throwing used plastic baggies in the trash. Definetly not the most environmentally friendly option. These beeswax wraps can be a viable solution. The pliable covers fold up around foods and cover bowls of leftovers. Rinse clean with cold water and mild soap and you can reuse them time and time again.

Beeswax Wraps

3 comments

  1. Bonnie R

    My kids love Prime and Netflix. We don’t have cable anymore

  2. Lisa-Anne

    Happy New Year!

  3. Decker63

    Ha! I am doing a 30 day challenge. See how it works out

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