Goal: live your best life and say bye gurl, bye to bad vibes. Easiest way to shake off the “Monday-ist of Monday” days is with self-care. AKA, put yourself first for a second. And while we’re putting ourselves first, let’s make it happen in a “glam” way. Self-care ideas with a chic upgrade.
Rule #1: Once you remember who you are (at heart), the game changes. It’s OK (and TBH, totally normal) to make mistakes or have a bad day (or a few in a row…been there) or feel empty thanks to negative ick from others. When you are NOT allowing yourself time to mend from any of that is no bueno for the soul. If you don’t love yourself and take care of your heart, you won’t be able to leave behind what is unhealthy or unkind (people, jobs, beliefs, habits…). All of that ick is keeping yourself small. Recognize when someone treats you wrong and let it go with self-care.
Self-Care Ideas to do Today
Meltdowns are ok, just remember not to unpack and live there. Self-care time, y’all! Yes, “bath bombs” or walks in a park are all fine and dandy, but also kinda “meh” ideas, IMO. When in need of prioritizing your emotions and putting yourself first we need some self-care upgrades. And you want ideas that are PROVEN to work, right? Self-care, self-pampering and self-indulgence ideas can all blur together, but basically, it’s putting yourself first and making it happen in the moment with what you have (time, money, space). Energize your stressed-out self back to a positive place. Because, #GoodVibesOnly.
Dine Out: Stick the Stouffers back in the freezer. Go get take-out or make a reservation for a restaurant that you LOVE or have never been to (but reeeeeeally want to!). Order dessert.
Secret Bedtime: Remember as a kid hating your early bedtime but now desperately missing those days? Take one right now. Put on your snuggliest pajamas and go to be when YOU want to. No judgment.
Get a Free Pass: If Sunday is synonymous with laundry or vacuuming, take a “free pass” on one of those days to do something YOU love. Could be Netflix binge-watching, going to the art museum, or even taking long, romantic walks down the aisles at Target. Your choice, your “free pass” day.
Small Stuff: If you only have an hour or two, try dedicating that to something small but happy. Could be adding all kinds of things to your online shopping cart (but maybe never purchasing) or scrolling through the iPhone App store to discover something new or even lying on your back on your unmade bed in total silence.
Sorry, I’m Busy: Here’s a thought – why not stay IN on a Saturday night? Plans, shmans. Wish you could, but you can’t. Already have plans. Decline whatever invitation is looming and do your OWN thing at home, which may include Words with Friends on the couch.
Daily To-Do: Every-single-day you need to write down 1 thing that you are grateful for or that made you smile or that was something happy you saw. Get a dollar journal at Michaels or splurge on a fancy, schmancy one at Kate Spade, but either way, take 5 minutes at the end of every day to jot it down. As your year goes on this will be a major, magical source of inspiration for you. Trust me. Or… you can get a pre-prompted journal to respond to each day. You’ll love THIS journal (below)!
Do you do a #SelfCareSunday? How do YOU practice self-care?