5 Ways to Start Off the Year Right

Every New Year’s Eve when that ball drops it’s always so hard to fathom that another year has come and gone. But each New Year is just like a clean slate allowing you to start fresh. Make 2017 the year that you make changes in your life that actually have meaning and allow you to lead a more positive and fulfilling lifestyle. Contrary to popular belief, there are some New Year’s resolutions that can be kept! Use this little guide as way to jump start your new year and the new you.

1. Organize your desk or living space

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You have no idea how much clutter affects you. It’s just another stressor added to your already hectic life. If you took a day to organize your desk at work or your messiest space at home, the weight you’ll feel lifted off your shoulders will be unimaginable. Organization is key to productivity. Give this tidying up trick a try and see how much more you will be able to accomplish when you know exactly where everything is. While you’re at it, pick up some shiny new pens for your desk or office like one of our Steel Series Pens, the F-402 or F-701, because now you’ll have found the perfect place to put them.

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2. Take Up Meditation

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Meditation does wonders for your mental and physical health. Our lives are so fast-paced that we often forget to take even the smallest increments of time for ourselves. Set aside some time each day, even if it is only 15 minutes, to relax, reflect, and meditate. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, take up a weekly yoga class. Another great way to relax is to color. Adult coloring makes you focus on the task at hand and shut out the world around you for a little while. Some adult coloring pages can be found here. Use our favorite coloring products to get started today: Sarasa Fineliner , Cadoozles Starters Colored Mechanical Pencils and Sarasa Gel Pens.fineliner

3. Say “Yes” More Often

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Step out of your comfort zone! Be more open this year to new adventures and experiences. Agree to things that last year you never would have agreed to. Say “yes.” Getting out and trying new things is the perfect way to grow as a person—and just think of all the great stories you’ll have to tell.

4. Write Thank You Notes

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The smallest tokens of gratitude often speak volumes. Handwritten thank you notes are the nicest way you can thank someone for a gift or a favor. They add just the right amount of a personal touch and show the person you are thanking just how much you care. Spice up your thank you notes with the Z-Grip Plus for supreme communications. This retractable ballpoint pen features easy-glide, low-viscosity ink and vibrant color for a smooth, bold writing experience.

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5. Start a New Tradition

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The New Year is the best time to establish a new tradition whether it is getting together with friends once a week for dinner or taking time to visit your family at least once a month or whatever your heart desires. Make your tradition meaningful and stick to it. You’ll be much happier for doing so.

Happy New Year! Find Zen in your pen. Zebra Pen.