Mental health pros share the most meaningful “gifts” to set yourself up for personal growth in the year ahead.
In the article, written by Julia Malacoff for InStyle, Dr. Emily Jamea contributes 2 gift ideas to give yourself this season. Check out Emily’s ideas below or read the full article.
6. Get in touch with your sexuality.
Or maybe you want to try focusing on a different kind of self-love. There’s never been a better time to understand your individual sexuality, argues Emily Jamea, PhD. ”With dating and other social obligations taking a back seat, use this as a time to learn more about your body and sexuality,” she suggests. That could mean finally investing in that sex toy you’ve been eyeing, experimenting with your partner, or just spending a little more time figuring out what you’re into. “In a time when so many of our regular pleasures are limited, self-pleasure is always available,” Jamea says.
7. Try an online workshop.
This is a great way to give yourself an experiential gift. “So many therapists have moved their trainings and workshops online,” Jamea says. For instance, you might take an online course on something you want to work on this year, like self-compassion, relationship building, or manifestation. “Alternatively, consider signing up for a workshop that will teach you more about a hobby that’s always interested you.”