Today’s blog post is written by Julie Moore. Ms. Moore is a life and career coach who strives to help others live the best lives that they can. She believes she can relate to clients who feel run over by life because of her own experiences. She spent years in an unfulfilling career in finance before deciding to help people in other ways.
With the holidays starting, now is the best time to craft that wish list! It can be hard for loved ones to decide what to get you, especially if you’re looking to make some major changes in your life. If you haven’t expressed to your family what you want as a gift, you really never know what you’re going to get. Making sure to have all of your wish-list basics covered is the best way to make sure you’ll actually get something you like this season.
- Get Into Your Skinny Pants: One of the biggest changes people want to make in their lives at the beginning of the year is getting themselves into shape. If you find yourself wanting the same thing, ask for a gym membership! Finding the gym that is right for you isn’t something that should be left up to your gift giver. It’s a very personal decision, and you should visit a few gyms before landing on the one that is going to make you feel at home. Make sure to consider what type of exercise you want to do, whether your style is CrossFit or yoga. You will also want to hit the gym like a star, so make sure you add some new clothes and shoes to that list, too!
- Reduce the Racing Heart: Anxiety affects millions of Americans every day. If you happen to be one of them, finding some things that help calm you down are going to help you immensely! Finding time in your day to help you decompress and de-stress is something that is very important to your mental health. One of the big booms in the last few years has been adult coloring books. You should definitely add these to your list! These might seem a little silly, but art as a therapeutic pursuit has always been a highly rated way to reduce anxiety. Coloring within the lines gives you a reprieve from the tumultuous thoughts that often come with anxiety. It can help shut your brain down and allow you to focus on processing your feelings while you are putting crayon to paper. Getting last summer’s hit of a fidget cube for your work might not be a bad wish list item either!
- Save Time, Save Pennies: If you find yourself struggling for time in your day and resort to take-out food most nights, boy, have we got the perfect idea for you! Meal-kit delivery services, like Blue Apron, have become more popular than ever. These companies deliver ingredients and instructions right to your door. That means no planning, no grocery shopping, and no fighting traffic for you. The ingredients show up at your home. You put them in your fridge and follow the simple directions whenever you are ready to cook.
These meals can save you tons of time since you don’t have to plan meals or shop for ingredients, yet you and your family can sit down to a healthy meal. They can also save you from spending money on food that’s either not eaten or not prepared in time. Meal-kit delivery services can be a little costly, so it is a great item to add to your list for a healthier, more stress-free year.
The possibilities are endless for products and services that can help you make the changes you want to see in 2018 so get started on that List!