Every year we go through a similar routine. We get to December after 12 months of hard work and decide that we’re going to go all-out over the holidays, celebrating the good times while we can. Then, as the first week of January hits, the realization dawns that we’ve put on ten pounds in weight. Only the most drastic of New Year’s resolutions will save us!
Sticking to New Year’s resolutions, however, is trickier than you might think. Yes, people want to lose weight and tone up, but they often need help doing it.
What are the top 5 New Year’s resolutions?
The top five near years resolutions are:
- To eat healthier or go on a diet
- To exercise more
- To lose weight
- To save money and spend less
- To learn a new skill or hobby
How do you set goals for New Year’s resolutions?
Setting goals for your New Year’s resolutions is easy. Just follow these easy steps:
- Write down your goals and then check back with them periodically to make sure that you still want to follow them
- Set goals for different areas of your life, whether financial, health or quality-of-life related
- Create goals that you can measure, such as losing a certain amount of weight before a particular date
- Include your partner or significant other in your goal setting decisions
New Year’s resolutions are important because they help clarify your priorities. They help you focus on the things that you most want from life.
What gifts can help people keep their resolutions?
Are you wondering which gifts can help people keep their New Year’s resolutions? If so, you’re in luck. Take a look at these personalized gifts for him and gifts for her.
A Wall Grid
A wall grid is a little bit like a personalised planner but for everyone to see. It’s essentially a frame that you put on the wall that allows you to hang post-it notes reminding you what you need to do next. It’s like a calendar, but a bit more flexible.
A Gym Bag
Is there a person in your life who wants to improve his or her fitness in the new year? If so, a gym bag might be just the thing that they need to give them that extra push to go out and train.
Gym bags have come a long way in recent years. They’re no longer giant duffel bags with vulgar branding scrawled all over them. Instead, they are elegant, stylish, and help the recipient look their best whenever they rock up to the gym.
A Personalised Planner
Anyone who wants to make a significant lifestyle change needs a personalized planner – a vital piece of kit for writing down what they plan to achieve their resolutions for the new year.
People who have great routines tend to have great lives. While exercising, eating well, and working hard are all difficult in the short term, they pay off massively over the decades. A person who does everything right from age twenty-five to age fifty-five can look forward to a relaxing retirement, freedom, and a much-reduced risk of adverse health problems.
Sometimes, though, people need a bit of a nudge in the right direction to help them make the right choices. That’s what’s so wonderful about personalized daily to-do lists. You can personalize a shortlist of perhaps ten things that the recipient should do every day to make their lives better. It could be something like, wake up, drink a cup of green tea, have a green smoothie, go for a 20-minute walk, and so on. Thus, it could be the perfect way to remind them how to live, day after day, if they traditionally struggle to stick with their New Year’s resolution.
Healthy Chocolate Alternatives
A lot of people resolve to give up eating chocolate for New Year’s. Chocolate not only contains loads of sugar, but it’s packed full of fat from the cocoa bean, too, making it an ideal food for gaining weight.
Modern health-orientated companies, however, now make a variety of chocolate substitute products made from whole foods that don’t cause weight gain but still taste great.
Going cold turkey on chocolate is hard. Chocolate contains dozens of feel-good compounds that send genuine chocolate-lovers wild. Most of these compounds, however, are in the defatted cocoa powder, not in the other elements. Cocoa is a health food. Hence, you can now buy a range of chocolate products that do not contain any of the refined ingredients you would typically find in regular chocolate. Instead, the sweetness comes from dates (a whole fruit) and the fat from nuts (like cashews blended into a paste).
A “More Self Love” Badge
Sometimes people need a gentle reminder to be kinder to themselves. A “More Self Love” badge is the perfect present for anyone who is trying to look after themselves better in the new year.
A Matcha Brewing Kit
Matcha is ground up green tea leaves. It’s become a popular choice of beverage over recent years because of the extraordinary health benefits of daily green tea consumption. Green tea contains potent compounds that help to improve health at the fundamental level, switching your cells into maintenance mode, making it a vital part of any weight loss plan.
Making matcha tea, however, isn’t always straightforward. It requires a little know-how. Fortunately, with a Matcha Brewing Kit from companies like Matchelogist, it’s easy. The kit comes with a double-walled glass teapot, a hand whisk made of bamboo, and a bamboo measuring spoon. There are also instructions showing you how to drink this tea like a true Buddhist monk. Just leave it to brew, and you’re all set.
A Tea Subscription
You can get a subscription for practically anything these days, including, it seems, for tea. A tea subscription is an excellent gift for her because it completely takes care of the drinks side of the diet equation. With an endless supply of healthy teas, she won’t be so tempted to reach for the double cream macchiato.