Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s time to get into full blown Christmas shopping mode! I know, like us, many will be doing their shopping online. I mean, it’s been a thing for a while, but my guess is that it’s even more popular this year.
So, we thought we’d help! We’ve put together a few lists we hope you’ll love.
First up: Angela’s List for Her.
I can’t speak for all women, but these are some of the places I’d happily shop at for myself. If you have a woman in your life that loves health, fitness, and a little bit of hippieness, I think I can help!
Find my list here.
Now Brandon’s List for Him.
For those men in your life that love all things, well, manly. Think grilling, beer, and cigars. We’ve got you covered!
Grab Brandon’s list here.
Kitchen Must Haves.
Ok, I have to give a disclaimer here. I AM NOT recommending you get a kitchen appliance for anyone….unless it’s totally their thing and they would absolutely love it. I won’t be the one responsible if it’s not something they would ask for as a gift. Just sayin’. ;)
But if you have that special someone who would love a kitchen appliance or you want to gift yourself, we’ve got your list right here!
Ok, there may be some that wouldn’t appreciate fitness anything for any kind of gift. But I (Angela) have always thought fitness anything was a great idea for any occasion, like since I was in high school.
So, find my list of faves here.
Bushcraft Must Haves.
For that outdoorsy, survivalist type person in your life, this is a great go-to. Brandon knows all the good things to shop for and we’ve got it all ready to go, right here.
I’m a true believer that whether you believe you can or you can’t, you’re right.
I apply this to all aspects of life. Our minds believe everything we tell them. Have you ever noticed that some people seem to get ahead more easily, or always seem happier or healthier in spite of any obstacles or limitations that may seem to exist for them? Or found yourself surprised that someone isn’t as fit, happy, or successful as you would expect?
Ever wonder why that is? It ultimately comes down to mindset.
I’ve been told more than once I don’t fit the mold of a person living with fibromyalgia. I live a fairly normal and active lifestyle. It’s because I made that choice right from the start. I decided when I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia, at the age of 19, that I wouldn’t let it stop me. I continued with that mindset after a freak fall and hip injury in February 2018. It doesn’t mean it’s always easy. I have my days of frustration. But I refuse to let it keep me down. I refuse to let these things dictate my life for me.
I have fibromyalgia. It does not have me.
See how that works? If you decide limitations and obstacles in life own you, you’re right. Your mind will give up looking for solutions. Your body will stop working to its fullest potential. You’ll end up feeling defeated. Because you told yourself in the beginning that you were.
I’ll say it again. Our minds believe everything we tell them. Make sure you’re filling yours with all things good and hopeful, and reminding yourself that you’re ultimately in charge.
This doesn’t mean it will always be easy (I mentioned that above). It doesn’t mean your body will always respond and do 100% of the things you want it to do. But it does mean that you’ll learn to listen. You’ll learn that your limitations are not what defines you. You’ll learn what your body is truly capable of. And you’ll learn that you’re winning at life. Because you are in control.