With all that we as a worldwide group of people have been through in the last year, it’s high time that we collectively start thinking of ways that we can turn things around and make this coming year better than the last. While many things are outside of our individual control, there is still plenty that we can each do to help ourselves and the world around us to be brighter and happier.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three ways to improve the world around you in 2021.
Start Using Less Plastic
One way to begin improving the world around us is to literally start taking better care of the natural world that we live in.
An easy way that people can start to do this on an individual level is to begin using less plastic. According to Julia John, a contributor to EarthDay.org, if people start using less plastic in their daily lives, there will be far less demand for plastic products, which will mean that less plastic products will be made and deposited back into the environment. So rather than using single-use items for your food products, look for something that is biodegradable or compostable. And instead of getting plastic shopping bags when you visit a store, bring your own reusable bags. These seemingly small changes can make a huge difference.
Although many people have had a lot taken away from them in this last year, this disparity has caused many others to realize just how much they have. So for those who realize that they have more than they need, consider donating.
According to the Clinton Global Initiative and MarthaStewart.com, you can donate things like your money, clothes, food, old computers or cell phones, and other physical items to people or organizations that are in need. But along with this, you can also donate your time and attention to causes that speak to you or are of the utmost importance in your life.
Work On Your Personal Relationships
The isolation that many people have experienced in the last year has shown the world just how much we need each other in order to find hope and happiness in this life.
Because of this, Scott Steinberg, a contributor to CNBC.com, suggests that everyone should take steps to work on their personal relationships and build more trust with everyone that they interact with. By strengthening the idea that we’re all part of the same team, we can make the world feel like a place where everyone is wanted and everyone fits.
If you’re ready to start taking steps to improve the world around you this year, consider using the tips mentioned above to show you how you can do just that.