With everyone’s ambitious resolutions in the New Year, it can be disheartening when you don’t actually want to change. So how can you make your daily activities sound like they’re actually making a difference in the world? One word: rebranding! Whether you’re shopping, Tindering, or just lounging at brunch, here are some ways to reframe your activities to sound more charitable than ever:
“Getting Involved with the Local Economy”
You’re out on the street on a weekly, even sometimes daily basis making sure that those Wall Street fat cats don’t get the best of us. By donating a significant amount of your time and income, a few struggling entrepreneurs won’t have to give up on their dreams.
Getting Involved With B.R.U.N.C.H.
Next time a well-meaning aunt asks you to volunteer at Sunday school, tell her you’d love to but, “That’s actually exactly when our next meeting is and it looks like we’re going to have to deal with an excessive number of M.I.M.O.S.A.S.”
“Giving Others the Opportunity to Experience Love”
In this technology driven, isolated world, love is perhaps the most important emotion to give others a chance to feel. You are selflessly allowing hundreds of strangers the chance to experience love by gazing upon all that you have to offer.
“Reclaiming and Repurposing Found Objects”
There’s no way around it: our world is fast-paced, materialistic, and downright evil. You’re helping to combat that by slowing down, appreciating what’s around you, and giving discarded $400 ottomans a second chance. You’re basically Oskar Schindler.
By now you know how to spin all your hobbies into vaguely positive behavior. Just remember: You don’t have to change yourself to better yourself!