Four Gifts You Can Give Yourself For Free This Holiday Season Posted on 16 Dec 11:27 , 0 comments

So, it’s that time of year again where things get really busy with festivities. If you’re not dashing from one family member’s home or another, you’re doing extra around your house to prepare for the holidays. It may feel like you’re never going to catch your breath, and you won’t until the last few out-of-town guests leave, right?

That doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself well this holiday season. By simply changing your perspective and a few of your habits, you’ll have an even more beautiful holiday season. It takes some getting used to when you change things up, but we promise you, it will be good for your mind, body, and soul.

Here are four gifts you can give yourself for free this holiday season:

  • The Gift of Time. Even if it’s ten minutes, time spent on yourself is time well-spent. You can’t keep on going if your well is depleted. Continue to do things that make you feel good like apply moisturizer on your dry skin or soak away your stress in a hot bubble bath.
  • The Gift of Friendship. There’s no such thing as having too many friends. Reach out to people that you’d like to get to know better and invite them out for coffee or hot chocolate. Use this time to connect to the people that matter most to you. Introduce your new friends to the friends you’ve been acquainted with for ages.
  • The Gift of Love. Share the warmth and beauty of the holidays by taking the opportunity to love every moment of it. Shower those around you with smiles, hugs, and warm wishes. This free gift is one that the world could use more of, too.
  • The Gift of Servitude. Helping others in need is a great way to spend the holidays. It’s a gift for them and a gift for you, too. Feel good about the time and money that you spend helping those less fortunate. For a list of organizations to volunteer with, visit VolunteerMatch.org.

Brighten up the holidays for yourself and others this year by being the best you can possibly be. Let go of stress, take time out of your busy schedule to relax and pamper yourself, and find ways to help your community and other people in need.