New Year = New Focus
We are all looking forward to 2021 and saying goodbye to 2020. A new year always brings a sense of new beginnings and fresh opportunities, and this rings even truer this year.
With this in mind, now is the perfect time to begin planning for 2021 and getting those New Year’s Resolutions in place.
We have come up with our top 10 resolutions that can help you make 2021 a year to remember for all the right reasons. We have also got the ideal branded products for each one to help your clients and staff achieve their goals next year, while helping your brand make a greater impact.
1. Get Fit
Getting in shape is the most popular New Year’s Resolution of all – 47% of people say that they would like to exercise more in the new year. After our festive indulgences, we want to get back to feeling fresh and energised — and nothing beats exercise for that.
Keep track of your exercise with this activity tracker that counts your steps, distance covered, calories burned and records your sleeping pattern. The bracelet has a dynamic heart rate measuring function to improve your sport performance and a sensor to monitor your blood pressure and oxygen level.
2. Drink More Water
Often our working day can become so busy that we forget to do the most basic things, like drink enough water. Research has shown that even a body water loss of 1-2%, which is considered mild dehydration already, impairs cognitive performance and your general health. The NHS recommends that adults should drink around 1.2 litres of water a day.
We love this great selection of water bottles from our Impact collection where 2% of every bottle sold is donated to Water.org to change lives with safe water.
3. Eat Healthier
Improving our diets is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions every year. But when you are having a hectic day, it’s very easy to skip lunch or grab whatever snacks you can on-the-go.
Preparation is key. A lunchbox can help you ensure that you have got healthy choices to hand. By preparing your meals at home, you can save time and money and take control of your diet!
This particular lunchbox is eco-friendly too as it’s made from bamboo and polypropylene.
4. Support charities and social causes
A little extra awareness in your choices can go a long way. This stylishly designed bag works with any outfit and is large enough to carry all your daily necessities.
It is made from recycled water bottles and it supports Plastic Bank: a social enterprise headquartered in Canada which aims to clean up plastic waste from our oceans while providing valuable opportunities for impoverished communities.
5. Get Organised
Staying on top of things can help minimise stress, keep our energies focused, and keep us feeling positive.
If getting organised and staying organised is on your list for 2021, then writing things down in a diary and/or on a calendar is a great starting place. Branded calendars and diaries also make very welcome gifts that guarantee year-round brand exposure!
6. Think more eco
It’s more important than ever to do our bit for the environment and this doesn’t have to be difficult. Every day, millions of plastic bottles are thrown away.
Thanks to growing demand, there are eco alternatives for so many everyday items such as this umbrella, made from 5 recycled PET bottles. Furthermore, umbrellas generate over 1,100 impressions over their lifetime, providing excellent exposure for your brand!
7. Read More or Listen to Audiobooks
Reading does marvellous things for your brain – it increases your vocabulary and comprehension, helps to prevent age-related cognitive decline and increases your ability to empathise. It can also reduce stress, and help you sleep better. Whatever your interest is, there is a book about it!
While we cannot always find the time to read, audiobooks are a great way to get the benefits of literature. Wear a pair of headphones during your exercise, or maybe connect to a Bluetooth speaker, and you can listen to anything from your favourite autobiography to Stephen Fry narrating Harry Potter.
8. Explore New Hobbies
Is there a hobby or pursuit you have always been interested in but never quite found the time to explore?
2021 is the year to go for it! Interested in trying your hand at arts, cooking or a new sport?
Alternatively, why not improve your chess game with this set? This way you can improve your work-life balance, especially if working from home makes it hard to you to find that fine line.
9. Organise Your Mind
The increased awareness about mental health and wellbeing in recent years has been most welcome. Benefit from the clarity that calming and organising your mind brings, whatever your line of work. Journaling is an increasingly popular way of finding that clarity. This branded journal can help you to get your thoughts down on paper and get things off your chest. You might also uncover a great idea to take your brand to the next level.
10. Spend Less Time on Your Phone
We often find ourselves glued to our phones, even without meaning to. It starts with checking your email, then checking your LinkedIn and before you know it, you have been scrolling for an hour through your Instagram feed.
It is recommended that we spend no more than two hours per day on our phones, but even average users are scrolling for nearly five hours per day. A phone safe is a unique and brilliant way of getting screen-time down.
Making New Year’s Resolutions is easy, keeping them is hard. Around 80% of people give up on their resolutions, often within the first few weeks. Always focus on the positive outcome, remembering why you have made this commitment to yourself. The longer you stick with it, the more natural it will become. You will soon wonder how you have ever managed to get through the day with only 6 hours of sleep and 2 glasses of water!
And whatever your resolutions are, best of luck from #GeigerUKteam!