As I look at my calendar, I cannot believe it is already the New Year! Just seems like yesterday we welcomed in 2015. Now it is time to say goodbye and welcome in 2016. I have to say, 2015 was a very rough year for me. It had its moments of ups and many more moments of downs, and I am looking forward to starting a fresh, new year.
Of course, as every other year, by this time every one tends to have their New Year’s resolutions set in their minds. For most, they are resolutions as simple as going out more, reading more, or cutting out bad habits. For others, they are more radical intentions, such as losing weight, eating right, or quitting smoking.
Personally, my resolutions this year are pretty basic. I have a few things on my list, and I plan on using promo products to help me with each one of them. I recommend you do too!
Lose Weight: This is usually always the first resolution on my list every year, but this year I plan on making it work. I plan on throwing my sports bottle, sport towel, exercise band and headphone into my promotional sports bag and heading to the gym at least 4-5 times a week. Also, by using a promotional fitbit I plan to monitor my activities and calories. Along with a proper diet, motivation and determination I hope to make 2016 a FIT year.
Stress Less: No one can say that they are completely stress-free. No matter whom I speak to, everyone tends to have some sort of stress in their lives, whether it be big or small. Some positive techniques to manage stress are exercise, meditation and journal keeping (you can easily use a promo item for each one of these activities, such as promotional pedometers, yoga mats and notebooks!). However, I find the simplest way to alleviate stress is by using a promotional stress ball. What better way to utilize your tension than by squeezing a ball and exerting all your negativity away? They come in so many different shapes and sizes, you are bound to find one that will help aid in your stress relief.
Save Money: This is sometimes easier said than done, but this year I plan on spending more wisely and saving money. Opening a savings account and depositing regularly is a great way to do this; however, sometimes getting enough money put together to make a deposit can be an issue. That is why, this year, I plan on getting a promotional piggy bank and filling it up with all of my lose change daily. As the piggy bank fills up, I will deposit the money. If I don’t use any of my loose change and get coins back every time I make a purchase, I can throw all of that into my piggy bank. My husband and I did this in previous years and over time ended up saving a significant amount. This year I plan on being diligent about saving all my change and depositing it in the bank. Let’s see what I will end up with at the end of 2016.
Save the Planet: This is something that I hope to make into a habit, not just for the new year, but for the long-run. I want to be able to do my part in making a difference to save the planet so that we and those after us have a healthy and habitable earth to live on. Something as simple as using reusable bags and promotional water bottles to lessen plastic waste can make all the difference in the world. If everyone were more eco-conscious and did their part to help recycle and use reusable items to lessen waste the planet would be a cleaner and better place to live.
Finally – not on my official list, but always on my mind – I hope to spend more time with my family and loved ones. This passed year I realized life is too short to waste on little things. Cherish and enjoy the moments with those you care about, and have a wonderful 2016!