Cel­e­brat­ing You— Ten Sug­ges­tions For Treat­ing Your­self Right

Ten Sug­ges­tions For Treat­ing Your­self Right

American Senior - - NEWS - By CHRISTINA BURNS

It can be too easy to over­look your­self. And you don’t need to wait all year for the one day—your birth­day—to cel­e­brate you. With lit­tle ef­fort and a whole lot of pur­pose, you can do some­thing good for your­self and en­joy your life. And chances are, those who love you will cheer you on.

1 Get dressed up, for no good rea­son. Put on your fa­vorite cloth­ing ( per­haps those ex­pen­sive shoes?) and your best jewelry be­cause you feel fan­tas­tic when you wear those things. There is a rea­son why young chil­dren love to play dress up.

2 Sur­round your­self with the peo­ple and places you love—add more framed pho­to­graphs and im­agery around your home. By chang­ing pic­tures reg­u­larly, you’ll be con­scious of the peo­ple and things you love.

3 Re-live a pre­cious mem­ory by vis­it­ing a place of sig­nif­i­cance or buy­ing a replica of a fa­vorite child­hood toy just for you.

4 Look for joy—go to a play­ground or dog run and just ob­serve. The care­free na­ture of chil­dren and dogs at play will be con­ta­gious.

5 In­dulge your­self by get­ting out of your rou­tine. Sleep in, eat some­thing de­li­cious that you may nor­mally deny your­self, or take a long, warm bub­ble bath.

6 Don’t over­look your ol­fac­tory sys­tem—find some pleas­ing scented can­dles or es­sen­tial oils to make your home smell clean and to put you in a good mood.

7 Laugh­ter can be the best medicine and it puts you in a great state of mind—watch a com­edy by the likes of The Three Stooges or Jerry Lewis, or one of your fa­vorite en­ter­tain­ers who are guar­an­teed to make you laugh.

8 Get in con­tact with an old friend or re­la­tion that you’ve been mean­ing to stay in touch with. Those re­la­tion­ships act as your “com­fort food” where you can be your­self, know­ing that you are loved and adored for be­ing you.

9 Put to­gether a gift list of what you plan to give oth­ers, either for Christ­mas, birthdays, or no spe­cial rea­son at all.

10 Watch the sun­rise or sun­set and con­tem­plate the beauty of the mo­ment.


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