New Year's Resolutions

Need help sustaining your new year’s resolutions? Fortunately, Intentionalist is here to help!

Here are six ways we make it easier for you to keep your commitments:

1. Explore vegan restaurants, eco-friendly shops, mental health specialists, gyms, and more near you.

Whether your new year’s resolution is to get more physical activity, be more mindful about what you eat, be kinder to the environment, or prioritize #SelfCare, use Intentionalist’s directory to easily find what you need in your neighborhood.

2. Get to know new cities and neighborhoods by eating and shopping locally.

If one of your 2022 resolutions is to travel more, eating at local restaurants and visiting local shops are the perfect ways to get to know the area you’re visiting and everything it has to offer. Filter your Intentionalist search by state, city, or neighborhood to plan your next trip’s itinerary!

Pro tip: Try and strike up a conversation with a local business owner and ask for their recommendations on what to see and where to go. As community members themselves, they’ll likely have the inside scoop on the can’t-miss opportunities in their city.

And don’t forget how much there is to explore in your own backyard! Use our directory to discover new places to eat, shop, and experience, or check out our Chinatown-International District and Central District voucher booklets to eat your way through two of Seattle’s historic neighborhoods.

3. Explore places to pick up a new hobby.

The Intentionalist community is filled with an incredible variety of small businesses with something unique to offer. Want to get into martial arts? We got you. What about flower arranging? See if your local florist is offering classes! Or, check out independent bookstores to read up on everything you need to know about starting your new hobby. You can even sign up for the Intentionalist newsletter for weekly updates on events at local businesses.

4. Use our community tags to be more mindful about where you spend your money.

Where we spend our money matters, so it’s important we take the time to think about where our money is going and who benefits from everyday decisions about where we eat, drink, and shop. In addition to supporting your local community, intentional spending can help close the revenue gap for businesses owned by Black, Latinx, or Native American women, whose average annual sales are three times less than the average for all women-owned businesses.

Search for businesses on Intentionalist using our community tags to support more BIPOC-owned, LGBTQ-owned, woman-owned, and veteran-owned, and disability-owned businesses. 

5. Our Gift Certificate Marketplace is an easy way to support more than 100 small businesses.

If your goal this year is to be more intentional with your dollars, use our Gift Certificate Marketplace to purchase gift certificates online to a variety of local spots. So whether the occasion is a birthday, work anniversary, or expression of thanks and appreciation, give a gift that supports the businesses at the heart of our local communities.

We don’t charge businesses to be a part of our marketplace, so your money directly supports the small business. 

Pro tip: Keep an eye on our newsletter, where we share gift certificates sponsored by our partners so that you enjoy the savings, but the small businesses you love receive the full price of your order!

6. Give back by joining the Intentionalist Membership Community on Patreon.

For those looking to give back as part of their new year’s resolutions, consider joining the Intentionalist Membership Community. Our mission is to make it easier for all of us to #SpendLikeItMatters because our everyday decisions about where we eat, drink, and shop shape the world around us.

Join our membership community and help make it possible for us to do even more of what we do, while enjoying access to exclusive content, events, and promotions!

Thanks for all that you do to #SpendLikeItMatters! Discover awesome brick + mortar small businesses in your community, suggest your favorites, and be sure that you’re following us on social media (InstagramFacebookTwitter).

Intentionalist is built on one simple idea: where we spend our money matters. We make it easy to find, learn about, and support small businesses and the diverse people behind them through everyday decisions about where we eat, drink, and shop. #SpendLikeItMatters

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