Who said resolutions are only for the calendar new year? The Jewish new year is the perfect time to make a new positive habit or quit an old negative one, especially since it coincides with the beginning of pre-existing routines like the school year. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your resolution, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some ways to be a better version of yourself in 5780.

Spend less time staring at screens- Did you know that Americans spend over 10 hours per day staring at screens? Limiting screen time can free up hours of time to be productive or relax…up to you

Start a journal- Journaling is a proven way to destress. Letting your frustrations out on paper on a regular basis is a much more sustainable way to deal with emotions than letting your emotions build up until a breaking point.

Appreciate your surroundings- It’s so easy to take things for granted, including our surroundings. A great way to combat this instinct is to be a tourist in your own city. Trying new restaurants or businesses in your area with family and friends will undoubtedly make you thankful for where you live.

Get organized- This might sound like a big goal, but it doesn’t have to be. Take on one project at a time, and let the satisfaction from completing a project be your motivation to finish the next one.

Give back- There are so many ways to help those less fortunate, from donating to volunteering. The warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from being helpful is undeniable and reinforces the desire to make it a habit. 

We are so thankful for all of those who chose to give their time and money for our recent Rosh Hashanah delivery and can’t wait to be joined by others in this new year. L’shana tova from all of us at Maot Chitim, and best of luck on your resolution endeavors!