2020 has certainly been a year that none of us will soon forget. Who could have known last December 31 where we would be today? As we head into 2021, many of us have a different perspective on what is important and how we want to live our lives. This is why we think our 2021 resolutions may look a little different this year than last year. If you’re a homeowner looking to make some positive changes in the coming year, then consider making a commitment to one or more of these resolutions.
Make use of your kitchen more often
If you’re anything like us, then you’ve relied on take-out and delivery a few too many times this year. Why not do your wallet and your waistline a favor by resolving to make better use of your kitchen? Many North County homes feature outstanding kitchens that would make most home chefs envious. Try out a new recipe at home, or use more features on your appliances – like the sous vide option on your Instant Pot.
Keep it clean
We’ve all learned the importance of cleanliness this year. If you feel like you aren’t quite making the grade in the cleaning department, then resolve to redouble your efforts. By keeping up with small tasks on a weekly schedule, then you won’t feel overwhelmed doing deep-cleanings more frequently.
Beat boredom with a new hobby
After spending almost a year confined mostly to our homes, it’s understandable if you’ve gotten a little bored. Why not shake things up by trying out a new hobby? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try watercolor painting or growing your own vegetables from seed? There are a great variety of tutorials online such as MasterClass where you can learn new skills and keep boredom at bay.
Try a new routine
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when you feel like every day is exactly the same as the day before. We can easily become trapped by our routines until we feel like we’re just going through the motions. So why not make some changes to your routine? Try starting your day with 10 minutes of stretching or going out for a walk during your lunch break. Instead of sitting down in front of the TV after dinner, why not tackle a new home project?
Adopt a pet
Does your North County home feel a little lonely? Then why not adopt a pet? Having a pet can ease stress and benefit your health. And if you adopt from a local North County San Diego shelter, then you’re helping to rescue animals who would otherwise not have a home.
Be good to yourself
Finally, maybe 2021 is the year you finally resolve to be kind to yourself. This has been a challenging year for so many of us, and we all deserve a break. What does self-care look like for you? Maybe it’s treating yourself to a relaxing bath in the evening. Maybe it’s splurging on a monthly flower subscription. Or maybe it’s turning off your devices for some much-needed “me time”.
Contact the Clark & Gilman Team
If buying or selling a North County San Diego home is your 2021 resolution, then contact the Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team at 760-758-1211 or [email protected]. We hope you are your loved ones have a happy and healthy New Year!