It’s that time of year again. There’s a bite in the the air even though the sun is out. The mornings are growing colder and the daylight reveals a ring of frost around your bedroom window. The coffee outlets are putting out their red cups and we’re taking to the high street in our evenings and weekends min a mad dash to get the Christmas presents in for all those precious women, men and children in our lives whom we love. But while we may spend hours trying to find the perfect pair of jeans for the boyfriend or the games console the eldest had his heart set on or the doll that your niece simply had to have, there’s someone very special you’ve missed out on your Christmas list… and that’s you.
You need a gift from you as well! After all, who knows what you want better? You deserve something precious, something that you’ll truly appreciate. It doesn’t even need to cost a fortune either. Here are some precious gifts you should consider gifting to yourself…
Something that brings you confidence
Confidence is the most precious thing a person can have… Unfortunately, the world is always doing its best to rob us of that confidence. Every day we’re faced with one unrealistic standard of beauty after another. You deserve something that’ll help you to look in the mirror and like what you see. Whether it’s a pair of sparkling opal earrings, that new pair of shoes you had your eye on or simply a new top that shows off your curves in a flattering way. The vehicle can be whatever you want. It’s the confidence it brings that’s the real gift!
Sponsor a child or adopt an animal
What could be a greater gift than the knowledge that you’re doing some good in the world? We live in uncertain times, and even those of us who were privileged enough to be born in wealthy, developed countries live in a time of political and economic uncertainty. Help out a fellow living being by sponsoring a child or adopting an animal this Christmas and give a gift to a community that really needs it.
A really good book
A book can be many things. It can be your escape from a stressful day at work. It can be your friend when you feel lonely. It can bring you calm in a chaotic environment and it can allow you to lose yourself in a whole new world. The trouble is that it seems as though we just never have time to read these days. Treat yourself to a good book, make yourself a huge cup of tea, hunker down in your favourite armchair and give yourself our final gift…
Some time to yourself
As much as you may love your partner, your friends and your family, sometimes the most precious gift you can give yourself is some alone time. Whether it’s in the bath, in bed or a comfy armchair, make sure that you give yourself the gift of a little “you” time in this often stressful and chaotic time of year!