My 2021 Holiday Favorites to Live Life Fully
The holiday season is here and I’m very excited about it, it’s definitely my favorite time of the year. To share some cheerful and happy holiday spirit, here’s a list of my favorites that I hope will help you live and work better this coming year. And if you don’t know what to get your loved ones, some of these items might be the perfect gift for them 🙂 I divided them up into my 6 Life-Work Balance categories for a great gifting roundup.
Happy Holidays and Happy Gifting!
I’ve been following Rachel Conners on social media for a while, and whenever I need some inspiration for yummy and healthy desserts, she always delivers! I was very happy to hear that she released her own recipe book, Bakerita, last year. The book is filled with recipes that are perfect if you’re leaning toward a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, paleo, and vegan lifestyle, and the book is embellished with beautiful photographs of her creations that are very original and easy to bake. Some of my favorite recipes include Lavender-Lemon Raspberry Scones, Orange Cake with Coconut-Yogurt Frosting, Chai Spice Pear Cobbler, Spiced Stone-Fruit Crumble Bars, Brookies.
LMNT Recharge Electrolytes
If you exercise regularly, you probably replenish your electrolytes with sports drinks. However, these drinks are often high in sugar, and they actually lack the right amount of electrolytes.
I searched for a “clean” electrolyte product for years, and I finally found a great one! LMNT Recharge from Elemental Labs is formulated with everything you need (the perfect ratio of sodium, potassium, and magnesium) and nothing you don’t (no sugar, no artificial ingredients, no fillers, no junk). Plus, their easy grab-and-go packaging is very convenient. Choose from different flavors such as Citrus, Watermelon, Mango, Lemon, Raspberry, and some unique ones such as Mint Chocolate.
MAXPRO is a versatile full-body portable cable fitness machine with smartphone connectivity and a motivating coaching app. Weighing just under 10 pounds, MAXPRO can help you accomplish all of your health and wellness goals anywhere you go! It works with all your favorite workout styles: Cardio, strength, circuit, HIIT (Tabata), and even suspension training. Brilliant!
I fell in love with this app as soon as I started using it! FitOn is a fitness app that features cardio, strength, HIIT, dance, Pilates, prenatal and postnatal workouts, and more. You can easily browse for a variety of live and on-demand class types, lengths and levels, and even get personalized fitness plans based on your goals. Not only that: you can also track your progress with workout summaries, invite your friends to classes and talk to cheer them on, access live class leaderboards for friendly competitions, and connect your Apple Watch to see real-time heart rate. The app is free to use but you can upgrade for advanced features.
NICETOWN Blackout Curtains
The NICETOWN blackout curtains are among the many solutions for your sleep hygiene and they look great. They are constructed with two layers of fabric, and they’re thick enough to keep sunlight out of your bedroom, offering a dark environment. They also absorb sound twice than ordinary single-layered curtains. They have no chemical coating and no formaldehyde.
RENPHO Eye Massager
Enjoy some ultimate relaxation for your tired eyes with the RENPHO Eye Massager. Ergonomically designed for maximum comfort, it’s the ideal choice if you are constantly in front of screens and experiencing eye fatigue at the end of the day, and to relieve eye strain, eye puffiness, and dry eyes thanks to its built-in heating pads providing a comfortable temperature. It comes with a remote control, it’s easily rechargeable, and you can bring it with you when traveling.
REFRAME (Stress/Anxiety/Burnout Management)
Natureva Shower steamers
Your showers will never be the same again with Natureva Shower Steamers! These handcrafted steamers bring you a genuine aromatherapy spa experience in the comfort of your own home with pure essential oils and without synthetic fragrances. They come in a 100% recyclable packaging with a free essential oil guide.
Insight Timer App
Insight Timer has been my #1 meditation app for a few years, and every time I download and test new apps, I always come back to it. It provides the largest free library of guided meditations on earth and a dynamic worldwide meditation community. You can browse different categories from sleep to affirmations, stress, energy, anxiety, love, healing, relationships, and many more; you can join meditations or yoga sessions live, take courses by your favorite teachers, or you can just select the timer for your own meditations. The app is free to use and you can upgrade for advanced features.
Insight Editions Gratitude Boxed Gift Set
This beautiful Gratitude Boxed Gift Set by Insight Editions will help you start a daily practice of gratitude, reduce stress, improve self-esteem, and find the path to become happier. The set includes a 90-day reflection journal with simple and thoughtful prompts to reflect and record actions and intentions, a mini book filled with inspiring quotes about gratitude, and a grapefruit and rose scented candle.
Clootess Chunky Knit Blanket
Just by looking at this cozy giant chunky merino wool Blanket by clootess, I want to cuddle with my cat and read a great book on the couch! It’s not only the perfect companion for a comfy nap or to sip hot cocoa in front of the fireplace; this warm and soft blanket gives any room a unique character and texture. You can choose from different colors (beige, black white, pink, navy, yellow, khaki, gray).
PLAN (Time Management)
Lamare Habit Tracker
If you don’t work with a coach to achieve your goals, the Lamare Habit Tracker is a great visual accountability partner to see your progress tangibly and do better. Each page is undated and each box allows you to stay consistent with your habits daily, weekly, and monthly, become more motivated, beat procrastination, and focus on what’s really important so that you can get closer to your goals. I also love that the company cares about the environment: the paper used for their habit tracker is FSC certified (coming from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits).
Zuri Ergonomic Chair
This modern Ergonomic Sterling Leather Executive Chair by Zuri is a stylish addition to your office or home office. You can finally protect your back from aching while working long hours thanks to the curved lumbar and head support with padding. The seat and back feature a seamed lattice pattern on luxurious genuine leather upholstery, while the back of the chair and gently curving armrests are finished in a high-quality leatherette match. The seat is adjustable in a variety of ways, and the reclining function transitions from fully upright at 90 degrees and tilting all the way back to 120 degrees.
You can see my entire list of 2021 Holiday Favorites on Amazon.
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Over to you: What are your favorite things this holiday season? Share in the comments below!
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Holistic Precision Life Coach, Brain Wellness Coach, and Life-Work Balance Strategist for busy professionals. I blend well-being principles with epigenetics, neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness techniques to implement effective behavior changes.