People have been setting New Years’ resolutions since Babylonian times, intending to improve various aspects of their life. However, many people are more frequently using them as an opportunity to do something good for the planet. Like saying goodbye to disposable plastics and adopting a more reusable way of living.
Sticking to your resolutions can be challenging. So read on for Chilly’s top tips on how you can rehydrate more, reduce your plastic consumption, and reuse your Chilly’s bottle successfully in 2023 and beyond.
Benefits of ditching that disposable lifestyle
Why should we make New Year’s resolutions to quit our dependence on single use plastic bottles?
Zero waste options with less pointless packaging and more sustainably manufactured goods are big topics on many people’s minds right now, for a good reason.
Chances are, if you’re already thinking of resolving to cut down on your plastic waste, you’re already well aware of the reasons that this is so important to the future of our planet.
We brought this up earlier in the month. Buying single use plastic water bottles is an unnecessary expense. Invest instead in a good quality reusable bundle and not only will you save cash in the long run, but you’ll have a much better chance of sticking to that resolution to live a life with less plastic.
5 top tips on making reusable resolutions that last!
1. Reign it in
Do not fall into the trap of perfectionism or begin with grandiose ambitions that are unrealistic.
The world is not yet perfectly suited to maintaining a zero-waste lifestyle - but that will come in time. This is a big cultural shift and an emotional one for many people due to the risk posed by climate change and pollution. Starting small will ensure that your goals are workable and achievable.
2. Record it all.
Record how often you use your Chilly’s reusable bottle or coffee cup during the week. You can get apps to track hydration, remind you to refill, and monitor how many bottles you’ve saved. Or, you can buy a diary and keep notes on all of the positive things you did towards your goal, how they worked for you and what didn’t work.
Writing things down is a powerful tool for self-care and motivation. Journal it.
3. Be realistic.
Similar to step 1, you need to remember that you cannot be perfect every day. Do not talk yourself into failure if you keep forgetting to clean your reusable food pot or to grab your sports water bottle before you run for the bus. Instead, troubleshoot ways to improve and try to form lasting habits.
4. Relate - but don’t rant!
Don’t forget what you’re doing and why you’re doing it, whether that’s for health goals or to lead a more sustainable life. Talking about why you’re doing it will help to keep you focused on the end result. Studies show that you’re more likely to change people’s minds by relating to them rather than ranting at them. If they’ve spotted your new Chilly’s reusable, encourage them to grab their own refillable. The good news is, we literally have designs to match everyone’s style.
5. Be resolute.
To be resolute means to decide something firmly and act upon that decision. Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor was the empire of plastic we currently inhabit. It’s been building for a while but dismantling the global dependence on single-use plastics is a journey that we can all be a part of. This cultural shift will take determination, perseverance, and tenacity - all the trademarks of a New Year’s Resolution worth sticking to.
Ready to achieve your New Year goals?
Why not also support your friends in their aspirations with reusable gift sets that will help see them through the transition into a less wasteful future in 2023?
Can’t give it to them in person? Not a problem. We’ll send it straight to their front door. Why not complete it with a personalised message, engraved to provide that extra bit of moral support?