Celebrating You— Ten Suggestions For Treating Yourself Right
Ten Suggestions For Treating Yourself Right
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.