Resolutions You’ll Actually Stick with in the New Year

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Excitement and enthusiasm of New Year set a perfect stage for making resolutions and improve upon certain things in life. However, soon we find reasons a.k.a excuses of fleeing from the shackles of resolutions. So why don’t we set such resolutions which are more doable and practical? If one wants to adhere to a resolution, one should keep in mind to choose resolutions such that they easily blend in one’s existing lifestyle because drastic changes in lifestyle are mostly short-lived.

Set small goals for every day.

We all have a to-do list, but most of us fail miserably to accomplish that. Instead of making a plan for a week or a month just assign short goals for every day. Don’t line up a long list of daily tasks, just keep two to three goals and try to complete them religiously. Prioritizing your goals is very important, and at the end of the month, you will find that you have achieved many things. 

Start budgeting right

If the end of the month is always difficult for you, then budgeting should be your New Year resolution. Planning will help you not only in cutting unnecessary expenses but also it equips you for emergencies. Moreover, saving should not be done from the leftover money after all expenditures. Rather, separate some’ amount from your salary as savings and then leftover money should be used for all the expenses. Moreover, start writing down expenses to keep track of the money. 

Get up early

I know how hard it is to fight with your comforting bed every morning, but if one makes this habit one is bound to be successful. Numerous examples are there to support the same. Rising early strengthens your willpower and gives your routine a kick start. One can utilize the quiet morning hours to meditate or to read. The efficiency is at peak your mind and body are both fresh, so get up and capitalize on your morning. 

Be more grateful

This resolution will change your perspective once you imbibe this in your life. Every day takes some time out to count your blessings which we all have taken for granted and say that magic word “Thank You” to yourself, to all those people around you and the universe. This one small change will help you in becoming a happier soul and will make you emotionally strong. This one quality has the capacity to improve all the dimensions of your life.

Organize everything

Since childhood, our parents have nagged us for keeping our rooms clean. Studies have indicated that those people surrounding with clutter tend to be insufficient and distracted. Messier surroundings are also linked with stress and low immunity. Hence this year we will consciously clean and organize our desk by sorting all the papers and files and allocating each and everything a proper place. We resolve to keep the essential items like pens, notepads accessible and not scattered. One can add color to their desk by keeping photo frames, artificial desk plants, or fashionable coffee mugs. One can decorate their workspace with artificial palm trees or artificial cactus as it lends a clean and organized look.

Amalgamate exercise in your routine

Everybody knows the importance of exercise. What good exercise does to the body is no secret. However, we all have certain excuses for not doing exercise and lack of time is common to many. However, who says you have to take time to exercise separately one can integrate into his daily routine very easily. For example, taking the staircase instead of the elevator, doing regular stretches to relax, standing up at regular intervals, doing work in standing position, chair squats and seated leg raises are one of my favorites. Such exercises are fun and don’t need separate time.

Cut negativity out

You tend to become like the people surrounding you. If you are around happy and positive people you will find yourself brimming with energy. However, negative people suck your energy and enthusiasm like vampires. So start maintaining a safe distance from such people but if you can’t cut these people out from your life start learning the ways of dealing with them. One should not get into an argument with such people and ignore the bad comments from them. 

Make time for family

We tend to ignore our parents, our extended family when we are trying to get hold of our lives. But there is no denying the importance of family. So no matter how busy you are, you need to make time for your family. Organize dinners, family get-togethers where you share your family stories and bond with each other, go for picnics or movies.

Read everyday

"Knowing how to read and not reading is almost the same as not knowing how to read." So this New Year makes reading a habit. Read the newspaper, novels, blogs or simply anything. The kind of exposure one gets opened the horizons of the mind. It gives you different perspectives and helps in communicating better. The list goes on, but the most vital question is how to inculcate this habit start with small pieces and gradually increase your reading ability. Try to read the stuff you find interesting because if you do not enjoy what you are reading, you will not be able to adhere to your resolution of reading. 

Revisit the reasons for your resolutions regularly

The next resolution is a practice done so that one can stick to rest of the resolutions. Going back to the reasons for your resolutions makes you realize why we took it. So revisiting them makes us motivated. One has to realize that resolutions are made with a thought to improve, something that one feels is not right in his life. Hence, it is not a punishment. Resolutions are made because we love ourselves and they can stay only if we associate with love and not compulsion.

Top 10 New Year Gifting Options for Kids

If you plan to give an attractive, lovable gift to your kid this New Year, let it be the one that would influence his afterlife. Yes, even a small gift presented at this age can influence his tastes and his future as well. Rather than thinking of soft toys or racing cars, why can't you think different? Yes, before cracking your head over that have a look at these brilliant gift ideas for kids

Story Cubes for storytellers

Kids love stories. Moreover, from the age of 3 to 10, they will make up different kinds of stories. Those stories are the reflection of their creative mind, and if nurtured properly, the kids would turn out to b the most brilliant ones. Yes, for those kids who love stories, you can buy story blocks. Each side of the block will be carved with the images of objects or animals. Kids can arrange them sequentially and can build up their own story. This gift will improve their memory, creativity, and intelligence in the funniest way. The most important this is that you can interact with your kid using the story cubes and can make the time more interesting.

Picture books to enhance imagination

The best way to improve a person orientation is to let him draw. Yes, drawing and coloring will make the kids more balanced, and he will be able to balance his hands accordingly. He will get the coordination of hands and eyes which indeed is important for studies. Coloring will improve his imagination, and that will be reflecting on his creativity. His overall eye-hand coordination will improve, and the left side of the brain will start working in an accelerated way. This gift will be loved by him, and he will adore your choice for sure.

Building Blocks to improve orientation

Old generation has played with building blocks. The importance of creating and managing structures was understood from playing with those beautifully colored building blocks. The relevance of building blocks has still not vanished. Yes, they help the kids to identify shapes and sizes. Playing with them will make the kid understand about balancing an object on a surface. They will also help the kids to pull and press the blocks which in turn helps the physical strength of the limbs. The gift will make them realize the colors and will let them understand the orientation of objects.

Play-Doh to make them play

Play-doh is one of the most creative gifting ideas. While playing with Play-doh, your kid will be able to mold beautiful shapes of different sizes. He can mold varying shapes and thus can play with the doh for a long time. When your kid needs to make a mock-up of anything with the doh, he will start observing the object. Thus playing with doh will improve his observatory skills as well. The doh is smooth and soft, so you don't have to worry about any harm that might be caused by normal toys.

Kids Smart watches to make in terms of Technology

Yes, at this age of technology, you can gift your kids a kid’s smart watch. When lots of brands are available in the online market, the most recommended one will be the one which contains one or two simple games and time. Those will make him come to terms with technology and will add curiosity to his brain. Technology will make him understand that there are no limits to human dreams and thus he will develop a taste in technology in his early ages itself

Soccer ball for fitness

Kids will absolutely love soccer balls. This is the era where kids are addicted to either mobile games or television cartoons. If you are the parent who wishes to make your kid a smart kid who plays and is physically fit, then this will be the perfect choice of gift. He can play with that which will improve his physique. With a ball, your kid’s friends can have a team play which in turn will help him improve his social skills. A soccer ball is not just a gift. It’s a habit that you can give to your kid in a gift wrap

Garden set for the ecology

A garden set is one of the most modest gifts that you can present to your kid. When the ecosystems have been affected and when the world is being polluted each second, a garden set has a visible importance in the life of your kid. With the set, you can make your kid understand the importance of mother nature, how artificial indoor plant arrangements are done, the stages of development of a plant and how difficult is to grow and reap a fruit from a minute seed. This will give him a positive and generous outlook on his life. He will understand the faux plants and the real plants from his young age itself and will be an assetto the society as well

Doctor’s kit for the caring one

Doctor’s kit is another useful, productive and recommended New Year gift for your kid. With each and every tiny thing in the kit, you can teach your kids how each of those are used. He will understand the basics of first aid and certainly will become aware of the accidents that might happen during gaming. This set will make him understand and identify objects and will develop a scene of empathy in him. Even if your kid loves to treat and care people, that also can be identified and nurtured with the set.

Animated videos to make them smile

Yes, Animations are not always bad. If you gift your kid an animated video where a cute cartoon character tells stories with moral, don’t you think that your kid will take it? Yes the kid will take it and will cherish them on the heart. Animated videos let them listen carefully to the characters and thereby will improve their memory power. The only thing you will have to notice is that you choose the right videotapes for them!

Altogether, If you want to give a new year gift to your toddler, there are thousands of choices. All the results depend on what gift you choose to give them and how they use them.

Top 10 New Year Gifting Options for Elderly

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Old people are those wisdom sources who brighten up your lives with their presence. They are the ones who guide and loves without expectations. When thinking of a New Year gift for them, it is sure that you will be confused. As the most independent and loving people, they will never let you spend on gifts. So choosing an attractive and comfort giving New Year gift to them, without asking them is a bit challenging. If you have taken up that challenge, see some beautiful and useful gift ideas here. These might help you top pick a good selection from the list or to come up with similar ideas. Let’s see the bucket list!

Wooden keepsake

Older adults love memories, and they love to keep things safe. From the careless adult life, they have moved to the stage where every piece of memories has to be saved. The first gift from their children, the latest health card, the newly brought sweater, the knitting set...They will have a lot of small stuff to save with themselves, and they will not be so happy if those tiny things are touched by anyone else. If your grandparents or the elderly relatives come under this category, you can buy them beautiful wooden keepsakes. They are strong and beautiful. While protecting their tiny stuff, these wooden keepsakes will make their rooms also look pretty.

Portable coffee table chair set with wheels

Old age is when people love to relax in calm places like the courtyard or the back garden. If the elderly people in your house love such things, you can buy them a table chair set with wheels. They can scroll the set to the courtyard or the park or to any silent place to enjoy the nature. The table set is quite handy, and the elderly people can keep their things in it in a more organized way

Seat Pad

Elders need the most care, and their body deserves the most comfort. You can satisfy their comfort needs by gifting them a seat pad. They work more or less like a pillow and can be used to sit. Elders can place it on chairs or sofas or even bed to comfort their spines. They are soft and cozy. The main advantage is that they are too lightweight and can be carried around. If they want to sit in the plastic mold chair or on a wooden desk, they can simply keep the seat pad and can sit above it with utmost comfort

Rocking chair

Who will not love the rocking chair that gives them the most comfortable seating? It was a common sight in the previous times that the grandparents read on armed rocking chairs enjoying the serene beauty of the creations. If you think your grandparent or parent is a lover of beauty, you can gift them a beautiful rock chair with nice cushions

Medicine organiser

Being in old age, people will certainly mess up with medicines. They may misunderstand the names of the medicines and will have them which in turn will cause troubles. Sometimes they may forget that they have not taken the medicines. Here is where medicine organizers will help. With the dates carved in each point, you can place the medicines for each day in the medicine organizers. The only thing the elders have to do is to take the tablets and to have them on time

Sun touch lamp

Sun touch lamps will be one of the most effective gifts that you can give the elders. Considering their well-being, the presence of good light can influence their mind. These lamps produce light similar to sunlight and will make their rooms brighter. They can be operated easily and will last longer. They are portable and easily manageable. They will deploy the function of light therapy which will be a really pleasant experience for the elders.

Memory Journals

Who will not like memories? Especially in their old ages, people love to spend time with beautiful memories of the incidents they passed through. You can collect the old pictures of your elders and can print it out as journals for them. These memory books will make them happy and will be an asset at an age where they need an emotional support

Induction cook top

Elders love to cook. Even if they may not be interested in cooking regularly, they will certainly love to cook their delicacies for their beloved grandchildren. Allowing them to the kitchen where the LPG is used is a bit risky. Due to the age, they might forget to turn off the gas or may use it in the wrong way. Induction cookers come with a panacea to this. Without any risk of burning or gas leakage, they can be handled with charm. Let your taste buds dance in joy with the food from elders.

Massage pillow

Massage pillows are the ones that can be attached to the neck portion of car seats. In an age where they will find traveling as difficult, massage pillows will be a great help. They will make the neck comfortable and will let the elders travel long without pains. Without any hassles of long travel, the elders can enjoy the beauty of nature and the life!

Hobby baskets

Anyone will have a hobby. Especially in the age of retirement, they will be eager to enter some hobbies that will cheer them up. It can be faux floral arrangements, gardening or cooking or even interior decoration with faux plants. Even some people will like to do small carpentry jobs and small crafting works. Identify their likes and buy them a beautiful basket. It should contain beautiful, cute accessories that they can use for their hobbies. It will be the mind blaster for them.

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