Are you stuck on what to give Dad this Father’s Day? Want something unique and meaningful that shows him how much you appreciate and admire him? Instead of another tool for the toolbelt or a beer subscription, this Father’s Day, go deeper and give your Dad something nourishing for his heart and soul.
As much as you might think of your Dad as a superhero, he’s still human. He deals with stress, disappointment, sadness, confusion, frustration, and anger. So one of the best gifts you could give your Dad for Father’s Day is a way to overcome stress and invite good health, happiness, and a deeper level of fulfillment into his life.
Meditation can give your Dad all of this and more.
Far and above, studies show meditation to be one of the most revolutionary things you can do for your health, happiness, and longevity. It is a gift that won’t fade with time but will continue to give back and enrich Dad’s life.
Meditation Improves Health
In meditation, transcending thoughts becomes effortless, giving you deep rest. In this restful state, energy levels can replenish, allowing your body to heal. Meditation can also undo the effects of stress hormones on the body and improve heart health.
Meditation Impacts Happiness and Fulfillment
Meditation is a powerful tool for happiness. Not only does it increase compassion and gratitude, but it grants a sense of peace and well-being and fosters the ability to weather the ups and downs of life. Of course, meditation doesn’t fix your life, but it does give you the ability to love the life you have and to take control of your happiness.
Meditation is Great for the Whole Family
Every experience of meditation is unique and incomparable. There are benefits that only the meditator can experience and define. Whether your Dad is already a meditation lover or a total meditation newbie, he’ll discover new depths of himself and grow in more ways than one.
This is a fantastic opportunity to bond with one another, too—join him for a weekend meditation retreat and see how your relationship grows and heals in new and wonderful ways.
Keep reading for more meaningful Father’s Day gifts and details about a breathing meditation technique that will have your Dad feeling like a real superhero in no time—SKY Breath Meditation.
Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas
In addition to a meditation retreat, there are many meaningful ways to tell Dad you love him this Father’s Day.
Cook a meal together. Cooking and eating together is proven to improve relationships. Not only is it fun, but it’s a great way to learn teamwork, remain present, and connect on an everyday basis. Plus, you have the chance to learn old family recipes and connect with your heritage, too! So pick up a few good-quality groceries and head to your Dad’s place to cook a delicious, healthy meal together.
Hug it out. Hugging doesn’t just improve your relationships, it improves your health, too. While you’re hugging it out with your Dad, both of your levels of stress will decrease, your immune systems will receive a boost, and the reward systems in your brain will light up in delight. This is a simple way to reconnect and start your Father’s Day celebrations with a bit of love.
Spend time laughing. When it comes to health, laughter is no joke. When you laugh together, you strengthen your bond, improve your relationship, and the serious stuff inevitably waiting in the background doesn’t seem so insurmountable. Grab tickets to a comedy club, watch Dad’s favorite funny movie, or pick up a few water guns at the Dollar Store and chase each other around the backyard.
Reminisce. Remembering funny family stories or childhood escapades can significantly impact the quality of your relationships. When you remember the good times you’ve shared and the hard times you’ve helped each other through, your levels of personal and interpersonal satisfaction and happiness increase. Frame some old photos, write a story you remember starring him, or edit some old family videos together and have a fun movie night.
The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift
The SKY is the limit when it comes to our love for our dads, so why not gift him the ultimate gift—a Happiness Retreat at the Art of Living Retreat Center in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Dad will learn all the skills he needs to stay healthy both mentally and physically, better manage his stress, create more happiness, and find deeper fulfillment. We think that’s a pretty epic Father’s Day gift, don’t you?
Whatever you give your Dad for Father’s Day, make sure it’s something meaningful that will have a lasting and positive impact on his life and your relationship. ♥