Have you made your holiday shopping list? Checked it twice? Are you forgetting anyone? The one person that people notoriously forget to include on their holiday shopping list is themselves. Yes, you read that right.
Giving is the holiday season motif, but, holidays aren’t just for giving to others. According to the 2018 Deloitte holiday survey, 78% of shoppers are planning to pick up some goodies for themselves while crossing off items on their holiday shopping list.
A common flaw among women is thinking of ourselves last. Treating yourself to little gifts is a wonderful way to self-care during the holiday season.
Self-gifting isn’t always an act of indulgence. Rewarding your hard work and efforts gives you a boost of joy during the stress of holiday preparation. It doesn’t mean you have to buy yourself those $300 shoes you’ve been eyeing—it can be just treating yourself to new experiences…Simplify. Slow down, relax, and enjoy yourself. Greening your holidays and simplifying your life shouldn’t only impact the planet; it should also positively impact your health.
Other ways to self-gift this holiday season: Purchase a group gift. It could be tickets to a show. Or putting together a photo collection to reminisce in warm memories. Or creating your own girls’ night in packages (think: face masks, comfy pajamas and Christmas movies) for you and your friends.
Whatever you decide to do, build in extra “Me Time.” It may seem impossible, but the benefits are tenfold. Take 30 minutes for your meditation. This sacred time is well spent and necessary for your well being.
Among all of the scrumptious meals (and adult beverages) and lying awake at night going over lists in your mind, your skin suffers the consequences. Don’t let the holidays be an excuse to get lazy with your skincare regiment. Be sure to cleanse your face daily. Maybe even indulge in a weekly face mask as a means of self-care during the hustle and bustle. And don’t forget to moisturize. At Kaia Earth, we’re here to help you with the last step. Our healthy Pure Moisturizer Day/Night Serum, made with carefully selected natural ingredients to boost a feeling of nourishing hydration, is your skin’s beastie during this season.
Because we’re strong believers in the importance of self-gifting and self-care, we’re giving away $20 off. Details in our website at www.kaiaearth.com.
Happy holidays! LOVE yourself like we love YOU!
Gloria D. Onderdonk