It might be hard to believe, but Christmas is just around the corner. Maybe you’re already done shopping, or maybe you’re in a frenzy to get those last-minute gifts for the people you love. Maybe, you’re working on your own list to give to friends and family when it comes to the best gifts they could get for you. The thing to remember about Christmas is that the new year is only a week later. That means New Year’s goals, resolutions, and fresh ideas.
Because of the short time between holidays, you can use Christmas as an opportunity to get a headstart on your goals for the new year. Whether your resolution is to lose weight, get healthy inside and out, save money, or something entirely different, there are certain Christmas gifts that can help you to reach them.
Let’s take a look at a few practical presents that can kick start your New Year’s goals before 2020 even starts.
Gifts For Fitness
Getting in shape and losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. Thankfully, there are plenty of great gifts that can help you to reach your goals and stay on track.
Getting in shape could be as simple as starting to workout. For that, you could use new running shoes, a gym membership, or workout gear. Wearable fitness trackers are also popular for those trying to get healthy. There are many different brands and varieties on the market. But, they’re designed to do everything from counting your calories and steps to showing your heart rate.
You can boost your “present power” and stay on track by putting a few more motivational things in place before the new year starts. Get a workout buddy, write down your fitness goals, and make a schedule for yourself. By preparing as much as possible for your new fitness routine, you’ll be more than likely to stick to it longer than a few months.
Looking And Feeling Your Best
Looking and feeling your best isn’t just about shedding a few pounds. It’s about feeling good from the inside out. If you’re trying to reduce stress or anxiety, something like a yoga mat and meditation beads can be great gifts for a daily reflective routine.
If you want to make healthier lifestyle choices, changing your diet and cutting out bad habits is the way to go. Sometimes, the best presents can be experiences, rather than tangible things. A gift certificate to a nutritionist, or to a spa can be a great gift to get you on track toward your health and wellness goals.
If you truly want to change the way you look, you might even be considering plastic surgery. Again, getting some kind of gift certificate or monetary assistance for plastic surgery is a great and thoughtful gift. Nowadays, it’s important to choose a plastic surgeon who will give you natural results. Having this kind of surgery doesn’t make you vain or selfish. People have plastic surgery for a variety of reasons, but it’s typically a confidence and self-esteem booster.
As you can see, there are so many ways to improve the way you look and feel. Gift-giving is an opportunity to get creative with those ideas.
Resolving To Be Better In 2020
Maybe you didn’t quite get the presents you wanted or needed in order to kick start your New Year’s goals. You can always give the gift giver an apology about the present, and ask for the gift receipt. That will allow you to return the gift to the store where it was purchased, so you can use that refund money to buy something of your own — something that will help you to reach those goals.
There are a lot of cliches surrounding New Year’s resolutions. It’s likely due to the fact that not many people stick with them. In fact, some studies have shown that only 8% of people actually accomplish their resolutions. Most quit after just 30 days.
You don’t have to be a part of that statistic. Christmas is the perfect time to start taking your New Year’s goals more seriously, and the presents you receive can reflect that. Don’t be afraid to ask for the things you want and to talk to your family and friends about your upcoming goals and what you want to achieve. Chances are, they’ll be thrilled to help you reach those goals. Plus, by giving people concrete ideas on what to get you, you’re actually making their jobs a lot easier when it comes to finding the perfect gift.
So, this year, why not use Christmas as a way to get excited for the new year and all of its possibilities? A completely new lifestyle for you could be waiting underneath the tree on Christmas morning. Happy holidays!