With consumerism at an all-time high during the last month of the year, we often tend to forget the real meaning of what it means to begin a New Year afresh and how to truly celebrate the essence of joy, happiness, loving and sharing, this season. We’ve put together a fun countdown to help you do just that!
With the New Year just around the proverbial corner, it’s a great idea to spend it doing some good deeds that bring not only peace and joy to you but also to those around you. There is nothing more meaningful than to pursue a life of growth and betterment, and what better way than to begin with a New Year of opportunities and chances to improve one’s self?
With no further ado, here’s our curated list of fun deeds you should do everyday leading up to the New Year. Do you think you can handle it? Let’s begin!
#10 – Make an hour of ME time every day!
Spend 1 hour everyday doing something YOU love in the next ten days and see a happier you. It can be something simple and relaxing like planting a flower and nurturing it, spending some time painting in a colouring book or even repainting that peeling stool or closet you’ve been planning to revamp with some sunshine yellow, the shade of happiness! Whatever it is you choose to do, remember, the sky’s the limit!
#9– Read your way to a better person!
Select 9 new, interesting books that you will read in 2019 for a fresh start. Reading is truly a hobby that keeps on giving, it’s great for your overall well-being, makes you empathetic and you get to learn something new, and be well-read in various topics! What’s more, it also helps you settle in at the end of a long day, isn’t that great?
Now, if you have kids and are thinking, this just isn’t for me – I just don’t have the time at the end of the day with all the cleaning up, then worry not! Berger Paints has you covered with Berger Easy Clean Fresh, a washable paint that absorbs bad odour and emits a fresh fragrance, keeping your house cleaner with lesser effort, leaving you with more time to read away!
#8- Treat your loved ones to some colour therapy!
It’s Christmas Eve! If you want to get thoughtful gifts without breaking the bank, how about some colour therapy? For example, get a bunch of beautiful red roses for that special someone in your life ;)! You could also gift an orange diary to a friend who is an introvert so that it encourages them to socialize or a blue dream-catcher for that always-anxious friend. Get small but meaningful gifts for 8 loved ones and if you feel up to it, why not try some DIY?
Bonus tip! Don’t forget to wrap each gift box in a unique colour be sure to tell the recipients why, after all each person is unique, just like colours!
#7 –Be kind to every kind.
Do 7 kind deeds today in the Spirit of Christmas! It could be anything… from helping an old lady cross the street to helping your nephews and nieces with their science project, or how about offering to water your elderly neighbours’ flower pots?Think about what you can do to show kindness to people around you and go ahead with it!
If you some close family with kids, why not do them both a huge favour this season and paint their kid’s room in Berger Easy Clean, so that they can continue to freely express their creativity? It would be a huge hit with the kiddos as well as their parents, guaranteed!
#6 –Ditch texting, pick up the phone!
It’s all too common these days, we’d rather text and WhatsApp each other than pick up the phone and call to give the same message. Well, not this time!
Talk to 6 friends and make some plans to meet up in 2019. Don’t chat and no cancelling out! Trust us, put a voice to that screen because nothing is as good as listening to the voice of your near and dear ones and connecting with them.
#5 – De-clutter thy life!
Get rid of 5 things that you have not used in the last year, we mean it, no more hoarding! Getting rid of things you don’t use anymore is a great way to invite newer and better energies in.
An interesting way to make de-cluttering a not-so-boring experience would be to colour-code your items when organizing them. Colour coded systems are a well-known way to easily use colour to organize one’s home. Colours help by making the task more interesting and less dreary, and the colours also help to memorize associated places and items better. Cool isn’t it?
#4 –Make 2019 a year of #TravelGoals!
Make 4 travel plans for 2019, it can be with family, with friends, a staycation or even a quick and fun weekend getaway. Sounds good?
Travel works like a charm to refresh one’s senses. You get to experience new horizons, and it’s like therapy that heals the soul. It also works wonders for the emotional well-being of a person. So, there is no excuse to not travel.
#3 –Let the magic of makeovers takeover!
Work on 3 makeovers –one for your home, one for yourself and gift one to someone really special.
When it comes to makeovers, a change of colour is often the best and fastest option. You can opt for a new hair colour that adds a new dimension to your personality. And it’s not just cosmetic makeovers we’re talking about, makeovers can be anything from revamping yourself, your wardrobe and even your home space!
In fact, your home deserves every bit of love and attention, just like you do. So, add a fresh splash of colour to your home with amazing shades from Berger Paints India. Browse through Berger’s Colour Catalogue for a myriad of colour options for even the pickiest picker!
And since the season is all about sharing the love and joy, how about gifting a wall makeover to your loved ones? If you think that’s a hassle, you couldn’t be further from the truth, meet Berger’s Express Painting, a service that is known for its faster, cleaner and better painting experience!
#2 –The time to change is NOW!
Make 2 realistic resolutions for 2019 which you know you can and will follow. It could be giving up two bad habits that you cultivated in the year, or it could be following up on the things you promised you’d do.
So, this time around, make sure you follow up on your resolutions before it’s late. For instance, too many people plan to waterproof their homes in time for the rains, but only a few follow through and are actually prepared. In fact, at Berger Paints India, we have a wide range of amazing waterproofing solutions guaranteed to make sure that your house never suffers water woes again. So make sure to give us a call if you want a hassle-free experience!
#1–Pick a day for a full digital detox!
This may not be easy, but it has to be done, pick a day of your choosing, preferably the weekend and do a full digital detox, no cheating allowed!
With all the beautiful tech out there, we know how much we love staring into our phones what with all the latest advances in colour displays, but take a look up and don’t forget to cherish and enjoy the real live colours right in front of our very eyes.
Trust us, no screen can replicate this splendour of colours called life! So, instead of starting the day looking into your phone, how about visiting a beach and taking in the gorgeous colours of a beautiful sunrise or sunset, instead?
Ultimately, the idea behind this concept is to do a deed, no matter how big or small that exudes happiness and radiance around you. Just strategize and focus on the presentto get closer to the goals you want to achieve this New Year!
Berger Paints India wishes you and your family a colourful, happy and prosperous 2019! We hope that the shades of happiness and joy enter your life and make this year a truly memorable one.