If you are not one, you definitely know some overworked people looking forward to the holidays. It is not easy in today’s competitive job market to stay on top, and stress just keeps piling up. Finding the right stress relief method is key for survival and preservation of mental sanity.
This article will help you find that perfect Christmas gift for your friends or even yourself that will make the stress go away even for a little bit.
You could have thought of this one yourself, right? This is the simplest and most effective gift. A spa day provides a person time to just plug out, spend time relaxing, being pampered and getting all the stressed massaged out of their body. And if you are opting for this type of gift, go all the way and spring for an entire spa day, because for someone who is chronically overworked a one hour massage will definitely not be enough.
You can create a thoughtful stress box with a lot of love and care. It could contain some lavender oil, scented candles and some bath salts. In addition, you can include a cooling face mask, or even a stress doll, whatever you think the person for whom the gift is for might like. It is a great way of saying, just relax, take a breather, you deserve it.
Help Them Channel Their Inner Child
We were all happy, careless and relaxed when we were kids, there were very few things that could stress us.
Help your friend or partner find that freedom again. You could get them tickets to a amusement park or find a fun activity that will get them out of the house.
Skateboarding is a great option, it gives us a sense of freedom which is something an overworked person desperately needs. So getting a skateboard might be the perfect choice for someone who needs to take a break, get some fresh air and just wake up the fun-loving kid inside of themselves.
Meditation is a great way to relax and get back to yourself. You could choose anything from a guided meditation guide to some great Tibetan music and incense. Whatever you think might do the trick. In this modern world it is hard to take a few moments and just clear your head, but it is definitely something we need to stay in balance and prevent burnout.
Yup, it works. Yoga is a great way to get the stress out. It helps us with our breathing, keeps our body in good shape and can be a great gift to someone who is yet to discover the benefits of this eastern treasure. You could get a voucher for a month of Yoga classes or for just a couple. Of course, it is not for everyone, so we should not pressure people, just give them a slight push if we think it might do them good.
This could be a pair of super soft slippers, a warm sweater, or even a T-shirt with a personal message. Anything that will make the person you are getting the gift for feel comfortable and relaxed. We all love the touch of soft materials, or to snuggle in a Christmas pyjamas, the options are unlimited, the only goal is that that piece of clothing you get them makes them want to drink hot chocolate and have a lie in.
Yup, it is as simple as that. You could go an extra mile and get a dream pillow, that has special properties, including playing gentle music while you sleep. Another option is getting a purely ergonomic pillow that will take some stress of the neck area. Whichever one you go for you are sending a clear message, and that is ‘get some rest’. And it will be loved by the person receiving this gift. We sometimes forget how much we need sleep to function normally and achieve our goals.
There you have it, seven great Christmas gifts that are sure to help anyone who is stressed and overworked to relax, squeeze in some me time and just take a breather. Your gift will definitely be deeply appreciated.