Holiday Self-Care: Being Good to Yourself, Your Community, and Your Wallet

By November 21, 2016Self-Care

Holiday Self-Care

Ready or not, the holiday season is here. Along with the fun and festivities, this time of year can also bring with it a whole sleigh load of social and financial stress. Here at Boomerangs, we’re big proponents of practicing self-care, especially during this special time of the year.

Self-care refers to any action taken to improve one’s physical, mental, or emotional well-being. That could mean lifestyle changes, like joining a gym or quitting smoking, or fun activities like trying a new hobby or checking out a new restaurant. Self-care can also be as simple as kicking back with a cup of cocoa and a favorite movie.

Making good financial decisions is another form of self-care that isn’t often discussed. It’s all too easy to rack up some serious debt during the holidays, with so many gifts to give and halls to deck. Shopping smart by shopping thrift can give your wallet a break and reduce budget-related stress.

This year, visit Boomerangs to snag fabulous presents, decorations, and party outfits at prices even Scrooge would love!

As the good people of Whoville taught us, the best gifts don’t come with ribbons or tags. Supporting nonprofits—with your money or your time—is a wonderful way to care for your community and feel great about yourself.

When you shop or volunteer at Boomerangs, all of the proceeds support the lifesaving work of AIDS Action Committee. From HIV/STD counseling and testing and peer support groups to legal and housing assistance, the programs and services of AIDS Action help so many people to not just survive, but thrive, all year long.

We hope you’ll visit us soon to find some deals, learn more about volunteering for Boomerangs and AIDS Action, or drop off some donated treasures. From all of us at Boomerangs, we wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season!

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About Bren Cole

Bren Cole is Content Creation and Social Media Manager at Fenway Health, where she oversees social media communications as well as email, website, and blog content for both Fenway and AIDS Action Committee. She also serves as an Ambassador for the Boston chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and is a member of the Young Leaders Council at Fenway Health.

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