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10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Girls Who Love Sleeping

10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Girls Who Love Sleeping

It’s surprisingly difficult to find the perfect gift for the girl who loves to sleep. Chances are, she is already very familiar with the usual items you would need for sleep and has all of them. For this person, it’s important to be a little more creative this holiday season. Here are some ideas that are guaranteed to impress:

1. A Fleece Photo Blanket

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    Sure, you could go to the local Bed, Bath, and Beyond to find a plain throw blanket, but chances are the girl who loves to sleep already has a million of those. Putting your favorite photos together on a blanket will be a constant reminder of all the great times you’ve had together in between snoozing sessions.

    2. A really, really good pillow.

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      A pillow can make or break your sleep quality. Cheap pillows just won’t do. When shopping for a pillow for the lady that loves to sleep, make sure it’s a goose down pillow or has some amazing features to it, like perpetual coolness. There’s nothing better than a sleeping surface that stays cool throughout the entire night.

      3. A fun sleep mask

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        A sleep mask is a must for the girl who loves total darkness while she’s asleep, but traditional masks are so boring, they can bum anyone out – especially the person who shares her bed. Why not make it more fun with a silly mask she will look forward to putting on?

        4. A soothing sound machine

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          Loving to sleep and falling asleep with ease are two very different things. This girl could love sleep, but toss and turn in order to quiet her mind. In order to ensure she experiences the soundest sleep possible in the shortest amount of time, get her a machine with soothing nature sounds like ocean waves or woodland birds.

          5. A clever mug to help make the transition easier

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            For this girl, getting out of bed can be beyond painful. For this reason, it’s great to give her all the encouragement she would need in mug form. As she’s sipping her well deserved brew, she will remember your affinity for sarcasm and smile.

            6. Funny decals

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              It’s not enough that she loves to sleep. She needs to let everyone else she loves it in as many ways as possible, and what better way to do that than with an adorable snoozing panda decal? There are hundreds of cute options out there…just get creative in your search! You can even make your own decal and design it with the girl receiving the gift in mind.

              7. Framed reminders of the time they spend sleeping

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                Believe it or not, she’s not always sleeping. Sometimes she’s awake, even when she’s home. For those rare occasions some great wall art would be swell. You know, to remind her of her favorite activity.

                8. Sleep gear

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                  No matter what we’re doing or where we are, we like to be dressed for the occasion. Just because no one will see her, doesn’t mean she still doesn’t want to be in style. With these cheeky pajamas, she will definitely be chuckling to herself as she drifts off.

                  9. A beautiful new bedspread

                  If you have a little bit more to spend, this bedspread will be sure to brighten up her room. It’s always nice to wake up to something cheery, so she will thank you for it. After all, who wouldn’t want to wake up in a field of poppies? No one, that’s who.

                  10. Microwaveable slippers

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                    There’s nothing like putting on something extra warm on a cold winter’s night. Aside from a sweater straight from the dryer, we rarely get the opportunity.The girl who loves to sleep will be able to put on something extra cozy with these microwaveable slippers. 

                    Whichever gift you choose, rest assured that the girl who loves to sleep will love anything you give her so long as you do not wake her up to ask how she’s enjoying it.

                    Featured photo credit: PicJumbo via picjumbo.com

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                    The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                    The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                    Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

                    your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

                      Why You Need a Vision

                      Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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                      How to Create Your Life Vision

                      Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

                      What Do You Want?

                      The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

                      It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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                      Some tips to guide you:

                      • Remember to ask why you want certain things
                      • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
                      • Give yourself permission to dream.
                      • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
                      • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

                      Some questions to start your exploration:

                      • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
                      • What would you like to have more of in your life?
                      • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
                      • What are your secret passions and dreams?
                      • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
                      • What do you want your relationships to be like?
                      • What qualities would you like to develop?
                      • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
                      • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
                      • What would you most like to accomplish?
                      • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

                      It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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                      What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

                      Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

                      A few prompts to get you started:

                      • What will you have accomplished already?
                      • How will you feel about yourself?
                      • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
                      • What does your ideal day look like?
                      • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
                      • What would you be doing?
                      • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
                      • How are you dressed?
                      • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
                      • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
                      • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

                      It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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                      Plan Backwards

                      It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

                      • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
                      • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
                      • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
                      • What important actions would you have had to take?
                      • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
                      • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
                      • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
                      • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
                      • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

                      Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

                      It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

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