April is here, which marks the beginning of the second quarter of the year. I almost typed new year because it still feels pretty new to me, despite the fact that 3 whopping months have already past! When I told my friends on April 1 about how it was the beginning the second quarter of the year, they giggled and reminded me that it sounded like financial quarters! That’s true. But thinking this way definitely has some benefits.
I’ve always been interested in expanding my investment portfolio and I do want to learn more about SRIs. I think that another simple thing any individual can do, besides switching to environmental friendly products, is to help in anyway possible in the development of environmental friendly companies. I’ve been looking into to clean energy and other funds, hoping to find something that resonates with me.4. Cook healthier meals with my pressure cooker
Recently, I got myself a Philips Viva Collection Pressure Cooker and boy, has it changed my meal preps! I love that I can just dump things in, close the lid and let it work its magic for a few minutes and viola, I have a healthy meal ready for me. I’ve been playing around with healthy recipes lately as I do want to become healthier. I realised that my tendency to always opt for fried and processed foods is not doing my body any good and I want to make a change. With the pressure cooker, cooking chicken breasts have never been easier (and it is so much juicer than baking it!) so my meal prep options are endless! I get excited to cook these days and I strive to cook healthier meals in the next few months.
5. 30/30 rule
Electronics are not great for us, especially before bed time as it affects our sleep. I always knew this, but I somehow still find myself with the occasional opening of pinterest and instagram before bed. I plan to stop that, and I am going to aim for no electronics 30 mins before bed, and 30 minutes after I wake up. Sometimes, whatever pops up on our phones can change our mood and perspective for the day. Thus, I want to also start the day fresh and fully in control, before I deal with the necessary issues.
So what are some of your goals for the upcoming month/quarter?
** April wallpaper on my phone is from Dara Skolnick.