Wrapped Christmas gifts with text overlay: WW Question: What Gifts Will You Give Yourself?

WW Question: What Gifts Will You Give Yourself?

Happy Wednesday everyone! Can you believe we only have a little over a week left until Christmas?! I know I keep saying it, but I just can’t figure out where the year has gone! It seems like just yesterday it was March, and now here we are halfway through December.

How are you doing — really? Has this year been hard on you? Are the stresses of the pandemic and the added difficulties of trying to celebrate while staying safe taking a toll on you? Has your own wellbeing taken a back seat to homeschooling, working, keeping your family fed, etc. during all this? Maybe it’s time to give ourselves some gifts.

On Monday, we talked about 6 Gifts to Give Yourself This Year – not the kind you buy, but the ones we really should be giving ourselves anyway. As we approach the end of this year and the beginning of next, let’s take a look at what we need to give ourselves in order to support our wellbeing.

This week, let’s ask ourselves:

Teal background with white conversation bubble that reads, Am I making my health and wellbeing a priority? If not, what are some of the 'gifts' I need to give myself in order to make this happen?

Giving ourselves some of these ‘gifts’ can help us start to make our wellbeing a priority. Just a reminder — making our health a priority isn’t selfish, it’s a gift to those we love as well.

Speaking of giving ourselves priority, now is the perfect time to start thinking ahead for our wellness goals. Rather than waiting until New Year’s Day and making ‘resolutions’ that won’t stick, we can take a good look at what we’d like to accomplish with our wellness in the year ahead and set some concrete goals to get us there.

Do you feel making your wellness a priority is selfish, or do you see it as an act of love for those you care about? What ‘gifts’ do you want to give yourself this year and in the year to come? Please share!

Blessings,

~Terri

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13 comments

  1. Shifting my expectations. Hubby and I were just talking about this, and this is what I came up with. Accepting what is and keeping on without the stress of perfection.

    1. Oh I love it VJ!!! Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies with our expectations, can’t we? I love that you’re able to give yourself that gift of being able to shift yours so they work for you. Hugs!

  2. A good prompt to consider, Terri. I’d like to gift myself a little leeway, a little less pressure and stress. I’d like to gift myself more time to rest and to get back into something creative. For Christmas, I’d like my body to gift me with a working stoma and non-twisted insides! 😂
    What about you, what gifts will you aim to give yourself? xx

    1. Ooh…. those sound like some wonderful gifts to give yourself Caz! I also hope your body cooperates and gives you the working stoma and non-twisted insides. I’m glad you’re home safe and sound. I hope your wayward insides behave themselves from here on out. Sending hugs your way!

  3. Since I’m always good about maintaining my annual health appointments and trying to eat healthy, I think one of the gifts I’ll give myself is to cheat and drink soda once in awhile. No matter how hard I try to eat healthy, I think that’s my one vice. I just gotta have that can of soda once in awhile. Since it’s the holiday season, maybe I’ll treat myself to two.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing Mark! I like that you’re giving yourself permission to lighten up a little with your ‘food rules’. I don’t drink a lot of soda either, but there are some foods that just seem to taste better when accompanied by a soda.😁 Sometimes, being too strict with what we eat and drink can be almost as harmful to our overall wellness as not being strict enough. I hope you’re having a delightful December so far my friend, and that your Christmas is full of all good things!

  4. I Love your following question Terri; ‘do you see it as an act of love for those you care about?’
    I’ve never thought about it like that before! Thank you!
    Blessings,
    Jennifer

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