This year, I'm all about making positive changes on a regular basis. Thus, I'll be making One Happy Change every month for the next 12, in the hope of making the changes into a bona fide habits. The exact number of days it takes to form a habit is disputed, pop-psychology suggests it's 21 days but other sources suggest that it's closer to three months. Having said this, I feel that one month should be long enough to at least get me started! My plan is to build up enough momentum, in one month, that I'll bring my healthy habit with me throughout the rest of the year. So by 2016 I'll be content in the knowledge that I've bettered myself in no less than 12 ways! God, listen to me, I am definitely reading too many self-help books...
Anyway, that's the reasoning behind this feature! Now onto the change! I've kicked off with something super simple: Drink one cup of green tea a day. As you may know, I'm on a quest for clear skin, and I've heard time and time again that green tea equals a clear complexion. So why not give it a go for myself?
Health benefits of drinking green tea: It's full of antioxidants, studies suggest that it may reduce the risk of developing various kinds of cancer, studies have shown that it may help keep skin looking young and clear
Before this month, I wouldn't drink any sort of tea. Quite surprising, since I live in a country that is full to the brim with tea drinkers! But, now that I'm drinking green tea regularly, I can't believe it's taken me this long! I love the whole process of making a cuppa in the morning, settling down with a book or scrolling my Instagram feed, and sipping on a hot beverage - it's just such relaxing way to wake myself up! As for the taste? A lot of people say they don't like it, but once you have it a few times you acquire a taste for it. Plus, you can buy flavoured tea or add a squeeze of lemon, so there's no excuse not to try it out.
Well then, that's my happy change for the month! The jury's out when it comes to my skin. I'm trying so many different things to get a crystal clear complexion that it's hard to track what's making a difference. But since there's so many benefits associated with green tea, I can't see any reason to stop my new habit. Be sure to tell me how your New Year's resolutions or general goals are coming along! Or let me know if you're a fellow green tea drinker!