Good morning, Readers! Welcome to another Friday. ALREADY!
A good friend of mine mentioned yesterday that she bought that hardening chocolate ice cream syrup to treat herself. She realized she needed to be nicer to herself. And treating herself was okay.
Today’s quote is sort of my 2020 New Year’s Resolution. And brought home moreso by my friend’s story yesterday.
“Talk to yourself like a cherished friend. Treat yourself with love and care. You are perfect, just as you are.”― Amy Leigh Mercree, The Compassion Revolution: 30 Days of Living from the Heart
Love yourself. Know that you’re worth it. Try to avoid self-deprecating thoughts and talk. Treat yourself well.
I decided earlier this year that I was going to invest in my health. Try to stop buying little things and fancy baubles and clothes and toys and books. And start buying things that may help me and my health.
- I’ve invested in a veggie spiralizer and have enjoyed sweet potato and zucchini noodles.
- I hired a personal trainer after my surgery restrictions lifted and “see” her once a week. C-19 has put us into virtual mode. The rest of the week I use her hybrid program and smartphone app.
- I’ve learned to propagate my succulents and am filling my life with beautiful, happy li’l plants.
- I go to acupuncture twice a month.
- I finally purchased and take supplements/vitamins better targeted for my body, including DIM SGS, n-acetylcysteine, a great probiotic, an organic women’s multivitamin, calcium, iodine, curcumin, additional Vitamin D3, and fiber. I even purchased the Chinese herb tincture at my last acupuncture appointment to try to level out some menstrual-phase issues I’m having.
- I bought a Tushy poop stool.
- I purchased and am reading Stamped From the Beginning to better understand the history and ideals of racism.
- After years of paying day-use fees, I finally purchased a membership to my favorite clothing optional resort.
- I signed up for Sacral Space’s 6-week pelvic floor reset program.
- And I most recently acquired a personal at-home blood pressure monitor.
And it’s been wonderful. Now, the second any of these treats-to-myself become a financial difficulty or burden, I will stop. But for now? It’s been great. I really have enjoyed treating myself. Especially to something that may help me greater in the long-run.
Whether it be chocolate syrup, a good book, a piece of nostalgia, renting a movie, or WHATEVER – what’s your favorite thing to treat yourself? Share in the comments below! 🙂
And have a beautiful weekend. You’re worth it. All of it.