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How To Gift Yourself (Guilt-Free!) During the Holidays

by Jacinta Koelewyn on Wednesday 18 December 2019

 

The holiday season for many is synonymous with festive feasts, plus quality time and gifts with your nearest and dearest.

Yet, we get so focused on giving to others that we often forget to take care of ourselves! And when we do take care of ourselves, we feel bad about it. So, how do you gift yourself without the guilt? 

Before you think it – investing in yourself is far from selfish! In fact, some self-care may even give you more bandwidth to help others. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some easy and guilt-free ways you can gift yourself this holiday season.

Spend More Time Relaxing 

Life is chaotic enough without the added pressures of the festive season. This year, prioritise putting some time ahead for yourself to relax, unwind and reflect on your year (and the end of decade!).

This could mean sneaking in that day at a spa or a weekend away with your friends – or even just permission to take things slow. Do you find it hard to find relax and wind down? Check out our article on 6 proven ways to find balance in your life.

Say 'No' to Things That Don't Work for You

Are you guilty of being a ‘yes’ person, even if it’s at your own expense? Saying no to things that don’t serve you can be a pretty powerful gift of self-love.

Whether it’s plans, old habits that don’t make you happy or just about anything – gift yourself permission to put your needs first for once. You may be surprised at how powerful it can be!

Prioritise Your Health and Wellness with a Gym Membership 

There’s nothing wrong with a little retail therapy, but have you considered gifting yourself a tool for better physical and mental wellbeing? A gym membership could be a great way to treat yourself to feel-good endorphins and wellness, not just one day of the year, but 365 of them. Here are some simple ways you can treat yourself with a Virgin Active membership.

  • Sweat it Out: Workout the way you want with hundreds of different exercise classes to every beat. If a personal training session or a solo workout is more your jam, our gym facilities are your playground to unwind, release the day’s stresses and gift yourself some quality me-time. 
  • Yoga: Whether you’re new to the practice or know your way around a mat, you can find a yoga style to suit your goals. From hot yoga to Vinyasa, Hatha or Yin – yoga is the ultimate gift of self-care.
  • Relax with a Book in the Spa: Find balance with a relaxation and invigorating dip in our heated spa pools. Level up with a book and you’ve got yourself the perfect date for one!
  • Enjoy a Nap Pod: From a lunchtime nap, recovery from a big night or a big hug of self-love to yourself, our nap pod is a welcome dose of heaven for all occasions. With zero-gravity technology, you can cocoon yourself in the ultimate nap spot, while reducing back pressure and promoting healthy blood flow. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Gift Yourself with Glee 

Start 2020 on the right foot by prioritising yourself this holiday season. Whether it’s finding those moments of bliss in day-to-day life or taking up that class you’ve always been curious about, our team is here to help you. Book a free guided tour to suss out your new self-care haven today!

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