If you're like me, you've got a Christmas shopping list that you're slowly chipping away at as the 25th approaches. My planner has a list names with notes next to each one- what I've gotten already, what I still need to get, and a few with question marks (which means I have no clue what to get them.) But one person that's missing from the list is myself. It's easy to get so busy that we forget that we deserve a treat now and then, too.
Consumer Reports has published a list of 12 gifts to give yourself. I love this idea for a few reasons: The items are a wide range of prices, so depending on what you want to spend you can get something for as little as $10 or less. (That's helpful at this time of year when money can be tight.) Personally, I reference Consumer Reports frequently before making big purchases, so I trust their advice. And this list has a health theme, to keep you feeling your best inside and out.
Here are a couple of my favorites from their list:
Some inexpensive home fitness equipment. You don't need expensive gym memberships or fancy equipment to get a workout at home. A stability ball, resistance band and pair of dumbbells can give you enough variety to keep your workouts challenging and interesting. Need ideas for exercises to do? Check out SparkPeople's exercise demos. The majority of them can be done from the comfort of your own home.
Sunglasses. A good pair of shades can make you look stylish at anytime of year, but they also protect your eyes. Sunglasses keep out vision-damaging UV radiation, so take some time to find the right pair for you.
So whether it's a gift you buy for yourself or just a little time you take to relax, make the most of the holidays this year.
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