Our bodies get tired. There’s really no way around it. Even those with a high energy level must eventually rest. While we don’t think about it much, your mind and emotions are similar in the way they can become exhausted. As we all spend time indoors, venture out with masks, or attempt to keep our social distance, ‘caution fatigue’ sets in.
The first COVID-19 case reported in the U.S. was documented January 20. Now, nearly six months later, we continue to battle not only the physical affects of the virus, but the mental drain that comes with always being worried, cautious, or anxious about our surroundings.
While stress-relieving activities are encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help us progress through feelings of loneliness and other emotions that come with the many abnormalities we now face on a daily basis, there are ways you can encourage loved ones who may be having a more difficult time with the changes.
Being on the receiving end of a thoughtful gift clearly comes with a number of benefits. But studies show that giving a gift likely offers the same emotional elation. As we all take precautions to guard ourselves and loved ones from COVID-19 health challenges, it’s important to be aware of the health risks that inherently come with social isolation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports social isolation “significantly increased a person’s risk of premature death from all causes, a risk that may rival those of smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity.” In addition, isolation has been connected with a 50 percent increased risk of dementia.
Staying safe, and for some, staying isolated, is necessary. Even when you can’t visit a loved one, you can make your presence felt. We have ideas for meaningful gifts sure to deliver your love, even when you can’t be there physically.
Gifts of Encouragement
- Cream Giving Heart: The most caring gift you can give is your heart and a hug. The Giving Heart pillow is perfect way to give from your heart and let someone know you care. The weight of the pillow even replicates the feeling of a real hug for the moments you can’t be present.
- Black Large Pocket Belt: As time outdoors becomes our summer escape, make a walk or jog easier for your loved one. Carry just the small essentials in this sleek pocketed belt that is a stylish solution to managing your belongings so you can go about your day hands-free.
- Glow and Grow – Wildflower Fields: Burn, plant, and grow! This ceramic candle vessel transforms into a planter after the flame has burned down and includes a complete kit to grow daisies. The 12oz wildflower scented soy-blend candle features a blissful and breezy combination of green geranium, lilac and eucalyptus notes grounded by warm rosewood.
- Soul Care Throw Blanket: Give this Soul Care Throw Blanket to someone who needs reminding to raise their own self-care a little higher on their priority list. If that’s you, feel free to wrap yourself in one, too.
Thoughtful gifts meant to inspire and celebrate a loved one overcoming life’s adversity are only made better by being a great value. Right now, nearly our entire stock of spring and summer gifts is on sale. Find meaningful gifts for $5, $10, and $15.