New Year, Less Pressure

There’s normally a lot of pressure associated with the New Year. We convince ourselves that this coming year is the year we get super fit, travel more, read more, drink less, eat healthier, declutter the house, finally hang those pictures that have been sitting on the floor for years…. We sign up to gyms, we throw away the dregs of chocolate, we make lists and lists of promises to ourselves… but this time, all that has changed.

For the first time in our generation’s history, the pressure is on 2021 itself to be better, not us as individuals. We have embraced so much change over this past year that any New Year’s resolutions 2020 will be a walk in the park!


We’ve decided that instead of making empty promises to ourselves this year, we’re going to look at the positives and celebrate those going into the New Year.

We’ve saved money

With our social lives going out the window, a real bonus is that we have saved more than we normally would. In 2021, why not treat yourself to something you’ve been lusting after? After all, some good has to come out of all this, why not let it be a new phone, pair of shoes or a room makeover? What better way to start a new year than in a freshly decorated space? Check out our range of made to measure curtains and blinds to get started on your project.

We’re actually looking forward to going to the gym

After months of online fitness classes, we look forward to when everything can safely open. We’ll be skipping to our next yoga class, where we won’t have to pause to break up a fight between the kids, or constantly push our pets away from us. Fun as it can be, we’re over it!

We’re even more tech savvy

Who would have thought it would be possible but now even granny’s art classes have moved online?! With people all over the world switching to online, from work and school to shopping, pub quiz to dinner dates, we have all had to learn about new platforms, new ways of communicating and new ways of getting on with our lives. At Stitched, we launched our new AR (augmented reality) App so you can choose and order your new curtains from the comfort and safety of your own home. Download the App here

We have new hobbies

2020 is certainly the year of the new hobby! Puzzles, knitting, baking, pilates, we have added new activities to our agendas like never before! If this shows us anything, it’s that we’re adaptable and open to new things.

We find joy in the little things

Possibly the best thing of all is that we are all now much more grateful for the little things. The simple joy of seeing a friend for a socially distant walk, a delicious coffee from our favourite neighbourhood coffee shop, we are much more easily pleased than we were in 2019, that’s for sure!

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