Coming up with New Year's resolutions can be a great way to try new things, or improve what you already have. But let's face it, they often fail because of unrealistic expectations and then we feel bad about ourselves. That's why we like Grist's ideas for neighborhood resolutions: aim to improve your community, rather than just yourself — there's less personal pressure and everyone wins! Check our their ideas, after the jump!
Grist's list is inspired by the Better Block project, the initiative to find a part of the neighborhood that is bleak or underused, but has potential to be a great place, and improve it through art, music, gardening, business and more. Here are their ideas:
1 Plant something
2 Pick up litter
3 Get to know your neighbors
4 Find out who your government representatives are
5 If you see something, say something
6 Shop locally
7 Go for a walk
Read the thoughts behind each of these ideas in the full article at Grist.