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: http://www.basketsofinspiration.net 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.