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Gift Ideas To Help Yourself Feel Good

We are living in a time where productivity and hustle are considered the ultimate goals and are rewarded with praises and accolades. While we might be engaging in it ourselves, without being truly aware of it, rewarding and gifting something to someone is usually associated with a reason. Hasn’t Pavlov taught us all that? That the right actions will be rewarded and bad ones punished. But how about when there is no reason?? How about gifting just for the joy it brings??

Coffee Lover's Self Care Routine

We as humans often prioritize others and making others feel good makes us feel better about ourselves. Also, we don’t shy away from giving gifts to other people on achieving milestones and yet don’t cater to our selves when we hit the bull’s eye. This is what needs to change. In trying to please everyone and taking care of everyone else, we have forgotten how to love ourselves and take care of ourselves. Putting everyone else’s needs above ours seems like the most obvious thing to do since thinking about ourselves seems selfish. Showing ourselves the love and self-care we deserve is crucial to maintaining overall health and well-being and not forgetting happiness. Self-love and care greatly make us feel happy since happiness is a choice, and we cannot burden our happiness on anyone else. 

Let’s dive into a few self care gifts – rest and digest in which we can make ourselves feel good instantly and make ourselves a priority.

  1. Silk Pillowcases: Tired of waking up with your hair looking like a nest? A frizz ball that seems impossible to tame? A great way to treat yourself is by gifting yourself the luxury of better sleep. Silk pillowcases are no doubt a little expensive, but splurging once in a while and that too on yourself is necessary. It helps in lesser breakage of hair and is a boon for skin. Plus, it is a great way to show yourself some love and care, when nobody else does. 
  1. Aromatherapy and Oil diffusers: Good aromas are known to put you in a good mood instantly. They can transform the whole surrounding and usher in feeling of calm and tranquility. This is precisely what you need after a long and tiring day at work. The kind of hectic lifestyle that most people are subjected to these days, calls for some unwinding and relaxation post a tiring work day. Certain scents like lavender, chamomile can truly soothe the senses and ease the mind.
  1. Gym membership: An obvious way to show self-care and love to your body is to keep it fit. Our bodies go through a lot of stress and physical wear and tear every single day, especially with our heads surrounded by constant chaos. The physical and mental stress can be too overbearing for the body, resulting in feeling low, anxious and depressed. In order to survive this, without crinkling your forehead, you need to keep your body fit and active. The easiest way to do that is to gift yourself a gym membership that will push you to get out of bed every day and show up for yourself. Ever heard about tough love??
  1. Subscription boxes: There are certain constants in our lives that we can never get tired of and would love a monthly dose of those things. This is where subscription boxes come in. They can be monthly, bi-monthly or even once in three or six months depending on your need and can range from anything to everything. So, if you are someone who loves books and reading, you can subscribe to a book box that will comprise not just of books of your choice but other knick knacks, if you are a self-care junkie, you can subscribe to that luxurious skincare box that you might have been eyeing for months. Subscription boxes are not just boxes filled with surprises every month, they are also a reminder to make Yourself, yes you, a priority. 
  1. Healthy meal prep: Now, if you are someone who struggles to eat right, and is constantly harming your body, knowing full well that it is causing damage to your body, you can go for advanced meal prep subscription. Meal prep boxes provide you with ready-to-use, raw ingredients and recipes to follow. Everything healthy doesn’t have to be bland. These meals not just have the advantage of being home cooked, they remind you of being mindful of what you are putting into your body and are a small, yet effective way to show your body some love. 
  1. Splurge in luxury: We all have that one thing we love but that is really expensive. It could be anything, that branded dress that you have always imagined yourself wearing, the decadent perfume that you always go to the mall and end up sniffing but never purchase, that beautiful restaurant you have always wished to visit and the list goes on. Why not let yourself taste the sweet taste of luxury once in a while?? Why keep your desires suppressed especially when you have the means to fulfill them? Nobody is asking you to be wasteful, but treating yourself sometimes makes you feel empowered and gives you the feeling that you are enough.
  1. A solo trip/vacation: Relaxation and unwinding is really essential in the modern world today, more so because our brains have become pressure cookers, ready to explode anytime they are triggered. Vacations help you relax, take out time for yourself and just be. You don’t have to do anything touristy, if you don’t want. Just take that time to indulge in calming your mind and body.
  1. Spa and wellness retreat: If vacation is something that doesn’t suit your budget at the moment, worry not. There are other options to give you the same amount of relaxation, without breaking the bank. A spa day is an amazing way that comes as a close second to a relaxing vacation. You can opt for various kinds of body massages, body polishing, a session of mani-pedi and come out feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. 

It is crucial to remember that only a jug that is full can fill the other glasses and therefore, you need to understand and realize the importance of showing yourself kindness and generosity because you deserve it. You can only love yourself if you make yourself feel that you are worthy of that love and care, whether it is by developing a healthy lifestyle, or taking yourself out on a date or treating yourself once in a while. 

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