It is health that is the real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver.
Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’re inundated this time of year with urgent messages of scarcity and time pressure.
But no matter how tempting these “deals” may be, you still have the freedom to make your own gifting choices this season.
Consider gifting experiences and/or resources that promote emotional wellness!
Today we’re sharing our 2020 emotional wellness gift guide, filled with ideas to support the health and well-being of you and every person on your list:
1. Self-care apps
We’re on our devices everyday, so why not seize the opportunity to give the gift of portable self-care, right there on your loved ones’ phone or tablet? (Check out our reviews of some favorite apps here and here.)
2. Education resources
With more time spent at home than ever before, there’s no better time to give gifts that expand our horizons. Help your friends and family explore a new topic or develop a skill they never knew they had!
3. Gratitude tools
From finding ways to be thankful during tough times to building a habit of thanks into your daily life, gratitude is a powerful tool for promoting emotional wellness. Why not gift a tool to help record daily thanks… or one to help record a lifetime of grateful memories?
4. Relaxation aids
We often don’t realize how tightly-wound we are until we begin experiencing the physical and emotional effects of chronic stress. Help the folks on your list be proactive by building relaxation into their everyday routine.
5. Relationship resources
Whether it’s the newly-engaged couple next door or your relatives celebrating their golden anniversary… there’s no wrong time to focus on the health of a relationship.
- Eight Dates (Gottman, Gottman, Abrams, & Abrams)
- The 5 Love Languages (Chapman)
- The Couples Retreat Board Game
Whether you’ve experienced the benefits firsthand or have been curious to give it a first try, therapy is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give yourself.
Ready to give yourself the emotional wellness gift of therapy?