Before we dive into holiday planning, let’s address the elephant in the room. Yep, we’re saying it, “Christmas.” We’re a Christian based pool builder in Nashville, TN and one of our favorite times of the year is celebrating the birth of Jesus. The season of gratitude and gift giving is upon us. Whether you are religious or are just searching for the ultimate Secret Santa gift for your co-worker, we want to share this awesome gift idea with you!

Daily life is stressful. Here are the facts. The NY Times released an article, Americans Are Among the Most Stressed People in the World,  “Last year, Americans reported feeling stress, anger and worry at the highest levels in a decade, according to the survey, part of an annual Gallup poll of more than 150,000 people around the world, released on Thursday.” [Choksi, 2019] Stress is the root cause of a number of familiar diseases including heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, headaches, depression, anxiety, gastrointestinal problems, and Alzheimer’s disease. It can be acute during major life transitions or build up into a chronic condition overtime from everyday stressors like traffic and demanding work conditions. It’s inevitable and unavoidable. The good news is that it’s manageable.

Sick days are being skipped.  Why Americans Don’t Take Sick Days, “Nearly a quarter of US adults have been fired or threatened with the sack for taking time off to recover from illness or to care for a sick loved one, according to Family Values at Work, which campaigns for paid leave.” [Wheeler, 2016] But, this isn’t the only reason that less and less Americans aren’t claiming time off of work. Other studies have reported that many Americans love and value their role at work. When we find our purpose in life, it becomes a core part of our identity. We believe our contribution to a business is in direct alignment with our service to humanity, and that is a natural deterrent from staying home in bed and recovering. Americans want to show up and participate in life. 

We’re losing sleep. Lack of Sleep is Affecting Americans, Finds the National Sleep Foundation, Forty-five percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the past seven days, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s inaugural Sleep Health Index™. The Sleep Health Index™ is a new annual general population poll that tracks Americans’ sleep behaviors and trends.”  [National Sleep Foundation, 2014] A close cousin to skipped sick days and stress is the prevalence of sleep loss. Time has become a recognized commodity and more and more businesses have responded to that need directly by providing home services. Sleep is a critical component of growth, memory retention, recovery and repair. Sleep is also a key component in job performance.

Vacation costs are rising. Study: Average Cost of a Vacation, “The average vacation costs $1,145 per person (or $4,580 for a family of 4).” [Kim P., 2018] We’re not trying to deter you from exploring the world but weekend getaways, dining out, and the annual family vacation add up quickly. While necessary, escaping isn’t always easy with the advances of technology. Even though we might be physically removed from an environment, we are connected mentally and emotionally by emails, texts, and social media. Fully immersing ourselves in new experiences at the expense of hefty price tags doesn’t always reap desired benefits.

The perfect holiday gift. We believe the perfect holiday gift relieves stress, improves health, encourages sleep, and saves you money. Tennessee Custom Pools creates beautiful outdoor living spaces and swimming pools. We design the perfect escape from daily life, a personal oasis, an opportunity to unwind. We bring the vacation to your backyard. Whether you want to be an entertainment magnet for family and friends or just disappear “off the grid” for an hour, our established Nashville pool builders can help. Your home is where most of your memories are made. Whether you are nesting in new construction or cozied up in a home you’ve loved for years, we can rejuvenate your space with a home improvement project. Home improvement is also the perfect holiday gift!

Feather the Nest. You may be asking yourself, aren’t home improvement projects expensive? We found a solution. It’s called Feather the Nest. If you are seeking to begin a home improvement project or give an unforgettable gift, this website provides a platform to do it. Homeowner’s can post their home improvement project dreams and share them on social media platforms, link them to their wedding registry, or send a request via email. Friends and family members can then opt to gift any amount towards the project. Starting a nest is easy. After you obtain a design and project estimate from your Nashville pool builder, go online to https://featherthenest.com/start Here you can post your dream photos, design photos, and project cost goals. Then, just press share! 

Best reasons to crowdfund a Home Improvement project. The internet has connected us intimately with our friends, coworkers, clients, and local businesses. It’s become increasingly more acceptable to share personal details from fitness routines and finances to health and eating habits. Home improvement projects are not only a great way to transform your personal environment, but a fun way to engage and connect with others. We love when our clients share & tag us in their progress pics, and collaborate with us on platforms like Houzz for design ideas! Plus, more and more people are opting to use crowdfunding to raise awareness for entrepreneurial ventures, charities, and personal causes. Real Estate crowdfunding is an innovative way to embrace a sharing economy.  

The holiday season has commenced. As we come together in this season of family and friends and opportunities for establishing new life goals, let’s do away with impersonal gift cards and make a real impact on the lives of those around us. If you hear your friend talking about moving to a new home or venting from exhaustion and stress, let them know Tennessee Custom Pools has innovative ways to help them connect with their goals. Our Design Consultations are Free!

Tennessee Custom Pools believes in both building and serving the Nashville community. We provide 3d outdoor design and project management for Noble Building Group, LLC TN License # 63905. If you have questions, feel free to reach out at 615.987.0077 and we will be happy to help walk you through our design process from permitting through build. Our goal is for you to feel confident and happy with your home purchase.