Get ready to bid farewell to a crazy 2020 and bring in the New Year with fresh hope and vigour.
We know it’s difficult to set out your New Year’s resolutions when travel and adventure are uncertain, that’s why we’re bringing you useful tips that are completely within your control.
So, sit down and relax, say goodbye to the Christmas festivities, and repeat after me, “Not even a pandemic can stop me”.
1. Read more books
Did you know that reading reduces stress, increases sleep-readiness and has even been proven to combat depression? All are true, and we think you’ll agree there are more than enough reasons to find time to read. So, whether it be a comic book or novel, remember to take time to lose yourself between pages of fiction this year. Sometimes emerging into another’s world can beat the reality of our own.
2. Get out of the house more
As you read this, we hope that your town isn’t on lockdown and you can at least enjoy a daily walk. With most of us still working from home, this one’s more vital than ever. Find time to go for a brief walk every day and escape your computer (maybe even your family) for 20 minutes.
3. Stop listening to the news
Seems like strange advice, but we’re serious. The news is never positive and listening to too much of it can feel depressing. Turn it off and don’t worry. After all, someone at work is bound to tell you the important bits anyway.
4. Say no to family drama
Oh Christmas, you bring out the best in us and the worst. We love our families, but we’d be lying if we said they never caused us occasional stress. This year try to avoid family drama at all costs. Ultimately, it’s never a good outcome for you or the cousin on the receiving end of your opinion. Focus on you and leave others to work it out between themselves. You can’t pick your family, but you can choose not to engage in their drama.
5. Protect yourself when you forget your wallet
Avoid the hassle of forgetting your wallet when you’re out and about. Order the MuchBetter contactless payment key fob in your MuchBetter app and remove one more potential stress in your life.
6. Spend less time on Twitter
Do we need to say more?
7. Volunteer for a good cause
This one’s simple and true, send more good energy into the world and more will come your way.
8. Treat yourself
We rarely find ourselves banned from pubs, restaurants, and travel. Take this time to treat yourself to something with any extra money you may have this year. Buy those new kicks you’ve been dreaming about, or book yourself in for a relaxing massage. With the MuchBetter payment app you can set aside some ‘treat myself’ funds, and even transfer to friends and family for free if you want to treat them too!
9. Keep it contactless
Spend less time at the counter, and more time doing the things you love by keeping your payments contactless. We’ve made this easier by giving all MuchBetter customers in the European Economic Area a FREE MuchBetter Mastercard. Order yours today from the MuchBetter app.
10. Have more fun
Most importantly, have more fun! 2020 is behind us and a new year is in swing, make this one yours and fill it with the things that make you happy.