5 Ways to Manage Stress - Stress Awareness Month
Our daily demands can be overwhelming and sometimes, we just can’t cope. Stress can gradually take its toll and take residence in our lives. Anyone with the following conditions can attest that an extreme amount of stress can be detrimental to health; read: anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, high blood pressure, a weak immune system, heart disease, depression, and obesity (although a certain amount of Stress can help us with productivity). And more often, we allow things to affect us when they shouldn’t.
I say, let’s all take the Snow Queen’s lead (—yes, Elsa, the Snow Queen, from the movie “Frozen”) and “let it go” (Har, har.)…
There are also some specific, proven ways (that my coworkers at AnyPromo.com have cosigned) that help us get our zen on and put a stranglehold on this monster called Stress:
Exercise –not only benefits the body but it also plays an important role in achieving a sound mind. Physical activity – even as short as a 20 minute walk can be a positive experience and help you for the rest of your day.
Spend time with loved ones – It’s never easy to internalize and bottle up your feelings and frustrations. When we communicate and vent with those we trust—a lot of weight can be lifted off our shoulders. Our loved ones’ presence and support can be very reassuring and even help us put things in perspective.
Meditating - The connection between the mind and body is powerful. Meditating- mindful prayer and stillness can help you sustain some sort of balance and help you achieve a greater state of focus and relaxation.
Take some time out for yourself – Indulge in whatever makes you happy and lifts up your spirit. Read a book, enjoy a cup of tea, take a quiet walk, listen to music, and cherish the moment you can claim as your own.
Remove yourself from the stressor- This is simple. Even if it’s a project you have to complete or an individual you work with – allow yourself—scratch that— give yourself permission to take a break. You may even gain some new insight to contribute or you may find yourself with a solution to a current problem.
April is Stress Awareness Month! We hope you choose to find some time out to make your health - mind and body a priority in your lives.
Pictured above are our collection of stress balls in the office. Choose from thousands more on www.anypromo.com!
Commit this to ‘memory’ — *11% of US Consumers own a logoed USB Flash Drive.
Place your logo on these flash drives - more shapes, colors, and sizes available on www.anypromo.com.
*Data from ASI Ad Impressions Study
Did you know? 19% of US consumers own a promotional cap/hat*?
—These embroidered red snapbacks are making their way to N.E. Patriot, and we’re finishing up an order for 300 of them. —
*Data from ASI Ad Impressions Study
How can you resist this sweet face? Nikita just paid us a visit and we wish she could stay forever —
Finished Work: Our client, Hattori Hanzo Shears, opted for 3 different looks to bespoke their own hats. Their logo added the finishing touch to these heather snapbacks in black, red, & navy blue —
If you’re looking for an item to boost your brand presence or to have your impressions carry over—promotional tote bags are worth considering.
According to the recent ASI Ad Impressions Study:
But how do you choose the right bag for you?
With the variety of types and materials available – it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Narrow down your choices by budget, intended use, and whether or not you have a preference in materials.
We’ll start with the most popular option, Polypropylene (used nationwide as an eco-friendly alternative to grocery bags). Essentially a recyclable plastic fabric, Polypropylene is strong and lightweight and measured in GSM (grams per square meter). Its nonwoven form is undoubtedly the most cost efficient.
Between the two, Nylon is denser than Polyester. Both are measured by Denier (a measure of linear density expressed in terms of grams per 9,000 meters) and Thread Count (a total amount of threads in a square inch). The higher the Denier and Thread Count measurement, the more durable and stronger it is when comparing the same material.
While we are more familiar with Cotton for apparel items, cotton is a high quality choice for tote bags—although it might run a little bit higher in price because of its greater durability. Made from 100% all natural cotton, this material is measured in ounces and can be easily washed.
Paper and Plastic, materials in wide distribution, round out this brief review of materials. Similar to Polypropylene, Paper items are measured in GSMs, the higher the number or measurement, the thicker the paper bag will be. In comparison, plastic materials can be differentiated by mil (a measurement of one thousand of an inch).
Interested in promoting your business or organization on bags and apparel? We’ve got thousands of products to choose from: www.anypromo.com.
We hope you all had a Happy Day and that you pass along kind gestures like this one!
We’re welcoming the First day of Spring in Southern California today! Although we’d rather be outdoors, these promo items in pastel colors helps brighten our day —
New fabric swatches for a midweek pick me up at the AnyPromo warehouse —
Top 5 Things About Drinkware
ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) surveyed more than 7,000 consumers in 21 different metro areas spanning the globe—including major cities in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. Their annual Ad Impressions Study survey breaks down consumer preference and behavior regarding promotional items in comparison to other advertising media (radio, TV and internet advertising) and aims to support and prove the influential power of promotional products.
Placing a spotlight on drinkware items, these are the top 5 takeaways from this survey:
Interested in promoting your business or organization on drinkware items? We’ve got thousands of products to choose from: www.anypromo.com.
Whatever you’re sipping on today — bottoms up, and have a great St. Patrick’s Day!
(Green has been a popular color for a few seasons now. Here are some drinkware items available to customize.)
Abron’s one lucky little baby — and he’s all set for Monday’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities!