Blogmas 1… Christmas Gifts For Anxiety

Blogmas 2019 is here! I will be blogging every day for 25 days in a row again this Christmas! I was not sure whether to do Blogmas again this year. It is a lot of work, but I do really enjoy doing it. I also wanted to try and do Blogmas this year, in order to raise awareness for anxiety and supporting charities such as MIND. You can read all about MIND at the end of this blog post and it is something close to my heart.

 

So, with Christmas gift guides in mind to start things off on here, I wanted to create a gift guide dedicated towards anxiety style gifts. The gifts mentioned are so soothing and beneficial towards mental health, and I really think someone would love to receive one of these items. They are all promoting self-care, and this is a great thing, especially at Christmas! I hope you enjoy these suggestions featured!

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

Sleep is SO important for our wellbeing. If I don’t get enough sleep, my anxiety is so much worse. That’s why this deep pillow spray is perfect for easing tension just before bedtime. The soothing lavender scent achieves that sense of calm and tranquillity.

Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm

A little bit of this balm on your pulse points is wonderful to relax and unwind you during the day. I received this thoughtful gift from a friend, and it has been such a kind item to receive. Knowing there are tools to cleanse the mind is so lovely, when having an anxious day.

My Daily Thoughts Journal

I cannot tell you how important this journal is to me. It is a gratitude book and I write in this every evening before bed. There are different sentences to fill out and they are so uplifting to write down. When I don’t use this book, I notice a huge difference in my outlook on life and I don’t become so overwhelmed. Being grateful is a great gift.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

This book was so lovely to read and the link to mental health in it really touched me. It is a great story to relate to and escape to. Reading is such a lovely thing to do, in order to have a few moments out of the “real world”.

Love For Imperfect Things

This book by Haemin Sunim is SUCH a great read. It is full of beautiful illustrations, words of wisdom and engaging text. I cannot recommend this book enough. It is also not too long, which I like from a book as I am a slow reader. The quality of the paper and hard cover is also lovely.

Which is your favourite gift idea featured today?

 

A Note from me…

 

This year for Blogmas, my motivation is to raise awareness of the incredible charity MIND.

 

This marvellous charity does so much to support people suffering from mental health. With ongoing pressures from social media and a million other stresses these days, it is more important than ever to look after our health. As an anxiety sufferer myself, charities like these make such a difference to supporting people that need a voice to listen to and supply tools to help them through difficult circumstances. You can take a look at their website to see the amazing things they do and to take a look at the resources available online to help those needing extra help this Christmas. The winter season can be very difficult with people suffering from anxiety and depression. I would absolutely love it if you could donate something (however small) to this charity as a thank you to me for posting Christmas blogs this Blogmas. I really hope we can raise money and awareness for this stunning cause.

 

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