The beginning of each year I contemplate the power and hope of a fresh mindset.
For me it is comparable to organizing a room, closet or cupboard.
I like to take a short inventory of the previous year, make a few mental notes and move forward with the new.
I am not one for setting lofty goals, I know what I can and cannot attain, I am learning to accept me the way that I am and that I am Enough. I am here to encourage you to do the same.
So today I am sharing some thoughts with you on these topics.
For this year I have chosen to begin with a pampering yourself type of mindset.
I like this outlook as it can be easily customized to what your own personal version of pampering is.
While perhaps pampering sounds a tad bit selfish I believe that by pampering ourselves and accepting ourselves for who we are, we unlock the dynamic power within ourselves to share kindness, generosity and love to others.
Taking care of ourselves first, makes us strong and healthy so that we can give joyfully to others.
Well these past two weeks I set my goal on 5 ways to pamper myself in a joy filled and spruce me up manner.
Here they are one by one with tips for you on how to execute a no-fail plan of pampering yourself and igniting the power within.
1. Spontaneous Pampering In Nature
I love being pampered by nature.
Truly is there anything quite as therapeutic for the body, mind and soul than immersing oneself with Trees, birds, sky, sun, wind, rain, flowers, mountains or the ocean.
The glory of the good earth, the scent, the sights and sounds will never ever fail to re-knew the soul and rekindle the playful, hopeful lost child within each one of us.
Ten Activities to choose From
5. Bird Watching
2. Spend Time With A Friend
What better way to enjoy coffee, tea, lunch, movie or shopping than with a cheerful friend.
A true friend just seems to know you better than you know yourself, and understands the nuances of your life.
Laughter can cure the blahs, winter blues, doldrums and when you are chatting, laughing and talking until you drop with a friend all worries recede like high tide.
You’ll be amazed on this inexpensive form of therapy and long-lasting joy spent with a friend.
Ten Activities To Choose From
9. Book Club
3. Spruce Up Your Appearance
May I be honest here?
Every year I promise myself that I will go gracefully into the Holiday season.
Hair freshly colored, fresh coat of polish on the nails and shimmery lips.
Well it all seems to elude me and I usually end up cancelling pre-made hair appointments and feeling like a juggler who has just dropped all of her hoops.
So this week I am happy to report that I did get my roots refreshed a snip here and there and some pretty new nails too…it felt good, I actually felt like a new person!
It’s an amazing thing to feel re-energized.
Ten Things To Boost Your Appearance
1. New Lipstick
2. Fresh hair color (if you choose to color your hair)
4. Updated hair cut or style
5. New shoes
6. New bra
7. Positive thinking and a smile
8. Regular exercise
9. Drink plenty of water
10. Plenty of rest
4. Find Fun
Don’t wait for fun to find you, go find it!
Do remember when you were just a youngster and you uttered these words so many times during the day.
“That was fun!” and then you couldn’t wait to have that sort of fun again.
Just the anticipation of having fun could set one to giggling.
Being a grown up carries big responsibilities and challenges and often times we let those grownup things get in the way of finding fun.
Make Having fun a priority in your life.
Ten Ways To Find Fun
1. Plan a trip
2. Get out of the House
3. Use your imagination
4. Get unstuck from your rut
5. Dare to dream
6. Do a random act of kindness
7. Try a new recipe
8. Grow an unusual plant
9. Throw a party
10. Dance and sing
5. Mental Quietness
Our minds are constantly moving, and their constant inquiring, wondering and investigation is a vital part of our very existence.
However the mind has the potential to cause great storms and havoc in our lives if we are not aware and mindful of restraining and controlling our thoughts.
By practicing mental quietness we are able to be present in the moments of life.
Ten Ways To Quiet The Mind
5. Let go of anything that is bringing you down
6. Always believe that something wonderful is going to happen
7. Focus on the positive aspects of your life
8. Quit over thinking
9.Live in the here and now
10.Speak kindly to yourself
Today I encourage you to find a quiet space without distractions.
Take a notepad with you and jot down discoveries you make on all the wonderful ways that you
can pamper yourself.
You are so worth taking the time to be good to yourself, because you know that there is only one wonderful you and you are truly Enough!
Please Join me~
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