In our busy, overwhelmed, overworked and over-scheduled lives we often put our own health and well-being last on our list of priorities.  Sacrificing our physical health often leads to suffering consequences not only physically but also mentally.  As difficult as it is, we need to learn to schedule our  lives around our priorities instead of prioritizing our schedules.

That seems easier said than done though doesn’t it?  Here are a few tips to stay healthy and balanced during the business of the holiday season:

1. Create a monthly calendar for December (and January if you need to). Write down all your appointments, parties and events. Include deadlines for all projects, shopping and decorating at least a week in advance of the event. Use a large piece of poster board or heavy card stock. Place your calendar on your refrigerator, home office door or back door- somewhere that you will see it each day. Color code it for each type of event (family, school, work, church, etc…)

2. Make lots of lists. Lists are what keep me semi-sane. I have to do lists and check lists for each larger project so I don’t forget anything important. It keeps me on track and I feel a sense of accomplishment with each item I check off.

3. Stay hydrated, get lots of sleep and don’t overdo on the sweets and junk food this season. 

4. Be sure to schedule in some “me” time several times a week.  Be sure to stop and just take a few deep breaths, remember what you are grateful and don’t let yourself miss out on the blessings and magic of the season. A few ideas: 30 minutes of exercise every other day, 15 minutes of prayer & devotions time or journaling time each day and an hour one night a week for a bubble bath.

Using organic, toxin free personal care & skin care products that promote vitality, health and wellness are also beneficial.  Baskets of Inspiration, LLC is one of our Shop from your Seat vendors that offers wellness products as well as custom made gift baskets and one on one personal wellness consultations and coaching. Baskets of Inspiration, LLC also offers fundrasiers, a business to business and corporate gift program as well as a gift registry.

They offer high quality spa & skin care products and brands like Gilden Tree, Aura Cacia, Adovia & Monarch/Cypress.  Their baby & children’s section currently offers shopping cart covers, travel neck pillows and calming essential oils and will have additional products soon.  You can also find aromatherapy products like essential oils and room and fabric sprays and home goods like towels, robes and blankets.

Custom made to order gift baskets are one of their specialties and are very easy to order. Just let them know what you are looking for and she will create a beautiful gift basket for your family member, friend or business colleague.  You can view just a few of their custom made to order gift baskets below:

Of course you can order your favorite items individually too or even sign up for a monthly autoship to save yourself time, gas and money! Take a look at all the products Baskets of Inspiration, LLC offers on their website:  Everything is 20% off right now to celebrate the new website!  They will be adding new products so check back often! You can also become a fan on Facebook to be notified of new products and specials.

Thank you to Nicole for being one of our vendors! Be sure to visit her site and comment here with any product you would love to try!

*Disclosure: I received products as compensation for this review. Regardless, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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Misty Kearns

  • I LOVE the Aura Cacia aromatherpy for the car. It makes my commute a semi-haven with great and natural smelling aromatherapy oils. It’s handy and it is more safe than other car plug ins because you are using natural oils and not inhaling chemicals.

  • I love the Adovia Dead Sea Therapy Bath Salts, Aura Cacia Air Freshner Spritz and the Osaki OS-5000 Comfort Full Body Massage Chair would be my dream possession. 🙂

  • i love the MyWalit Zip Purse ID Holder cause i could really use this in my purse
    i like the Spongelle Body Wash Infused Sponges , i bet these are the best for bathing

  • I think I’d like to try the Adovia body butter, I loveeee lotions. I have tons and tons of different types and scents, very few of them continue to moisturize all day long. And they say this product does, and it is all natural which is great! I have never seen sponges like the Spongelle Body Wash Infused Sponges, those sound interesting as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I would love to try the Adovia Body Butter and Adovia Dead Sea Mud! My skin is so dry this time of year and Body Butter Works Best, I have never tried a Mud treatment and would like to!

  • I just love all the bamboo bedding products! we’re in the process of redoing my bedroom, and those look like they’d be so comfortable! Thanks so much for this chance to win~

  • I Love how sugar scrub and body butter makes my skin feel! As a result,I would love to the Adovia sugar scrub and body butter!

  • I’d like the Aura Cacia plug in to refresh the rooms in my house. This would be great to cleanse the air and give it a holiday scent. I would also love the tree foot massage kit for my achy feet this!

  • I like dead sea mud, Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Diffuser & Vaporizer, Aura Cacia Calming Nursery Blend (0.33fl oz), aromatherapy sticks… too many things and that’s just the first page.

  • I would love to try the Adovia Dead Sea Therapy Bath Salts and the Adovia Body Butter as these would be great for my dry cracked skin.

  • I would love to try the Gliden Tree Nourishing Foot Cream and the Gliden Tree Revitalizing Foot Soak because I have the driest feet in the world!

  • I would really love new towels — mine are finished!!! (Pure Fiber Bamboo Towel Set)
    My son always steals my travel pillow he needs his own!!! (Noodlehead Fun Toys – Travel Neck Pillows)

  • I would love the own the Monarch Cypress Presidential Terry Velour Robe because nothing is nicer than getting out of a bath and putting on a warm thick soft robe.

  • They carry the Aura Cacia Essential Oils which are great products…i would seriously take one of each!
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  • I love the (purple) bamboo robe. Bamboo fabric is so comfy and bamboo is a sustainable crop. I also really like theNoodlehead Fun Toys – Travel Neck Pillows. The alligator is so cute and I like using a travel pillow but i hate having the blow up kind

  • wow. i don’t even know where to start! i wish i could get a massage chair!! but if not that, probably the foot cream and foot soak…and those robes look super comfy too! yeah, i’m glad i found this site, i will be bookmarking for later!

  • I think I’d like to try the Adovia Dead Sea Mud and the Adovia Dead Sea Therapy Bath Salts. they both sound like they’d be great to pamper myself with on the days I get a little “me time”

  • I would love to try the Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Diffuser & Vaporizer because to be able to have a peaceful, calming scent in my car, might make my 3 hour commute each day a little more tolerable!!

  • I think the Adovia Body butter and dead sea mud sound amazing. Would love to try these and some of the other products.

  • I’ve never been to a spa, nor have i ever treated myself to any time of fancy spa item, so I would be happy to try anything other than whatever’s on sale at the grocery store! lol

  • I like the pure fibre bamboo robe…because bamboo is so much softer to me, and more environmentally friendly. As well as the Adovia body butter because who doesn’t need a good moisturizing session 🙂

  • I like the Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Commuter Pack for the car. I like natural things, not chemical. Also I like the salt scrub for my diabetic feet! It keeps the swelling down.

  • I’d like to try some of the essential oils. I have tried them in the past, and liked the orange for making me feel better emotionally.

  • The Executive “zero gravity” massage chair looks very luxurious. I like their selection of therapeutic bath salts and body butters.

  • Please Enter Me In Your Baskets of Inspiration Wellness Boutique Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win The Baskets of Inspiration Spa Set.
    In Response To Your Requirement To Visit Baskets of Inspiration’s site
    then comment on this post with a couple items that you like the most & why!
    I Liked The Pure Fiber Bamboo Towel Set And Osaki OS-5000 Comfort Full Body Massage Chair
    Because They Look Like Great Products That I Would Love To Have.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!!!!

  • I would love to have the Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Air Freshner Plug-In. I have 4 dogs and could use to add freshnes tp my house! I also like the Adovia Salt Scrub. I feel so much better when I have no dead skin!

  • Of course I love the massage chair – I come home from work every night so stressed and so tense, and this would feel wonderful! Of course, I love the commuter essential oils too – to help calm me down on the way home 🙂

  • I like their MyWalit Large Coin Purse. I’d really use it because I hate carrying a purse. It’d be a perfect item for me.

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