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10 Ways To Treat Yourself

Do You ever take the time to do something nice for yourself? Do you make time for fun? Well, today we are talking about some of the ways we can really start to not only take care of ourselves at a high level but also treat ourselves and have some fun with it.

You see a lot of us spend most of our time taking care of everyone else for most of our adult lives. Our significant other, kids, friends, our parents, just about everyone we love, and then some.

Some of us even take pride in being this selfless.

But the sad truth is, that if you're not caring for yourself at least at this same level then you will burn out, get overwhelmed, and it will even show up in your body as dis-ease if you do this for an extended amount of time.

Another negative side effect of being selfless is that after focusing on everyone else's well-being for so long and not your own, you lose yourself, you forget what you want and like in life. You feel a bit lost and sometimes stuck.

So today I’m asking you to consider some of the things we do for these special people in our lives, what we do when they come to visit when we make dinner for them and all the special little things we do for them. I made a short list of ten simple things. I want you to start doing these things for yourself, some of them every day. But if this is a new concept for you start out small with one thing today, see how good it feels, and then keep going.

1-Talk to yourself kindly. You know what I’m talking about. That voice in your head telling you that you're too fat, skinny, shy, loud, or maybe that you suck at math, or you have a bad sense of direction. Let’s change that voice because frankly, it’s all bullshit. The first step is to notice. Sounds simple but for most of us, this voice is so common that it happens almost subconsciously. So take notice, then call it out, its not true almost all of the time, lastly create a new statement. For instance, You look strong and fit today, instead of you're too skinny. Better right? So shut that negative self-talk down.

2- Plan a nice dinner for yourself. We do this for other people all the time, right? Friends, family. We like to have them over and plan a delicious meal for them. Do this for yourself. Yes, even if it’s just you. I do this all the time and find it so rewarding.

3- Use the good china. Don’t just save them for the company because you’re pretty special too. Break out the china, “Good Dishes”  and anything else you use for special occasions. From this point forward everything is a special occasion. Don’t forget the good napkins too.

4- Buy yourself flowers. I do this all the time. I love having fresh flowers in the house. They add beauty, and a touch of nature, and make me feel super special and kinda fancy. I put them on my desk, in the kitchen, and in the bathroom. Especially in the summer when you can go pick them outside. No reason is needed. Just to make you happy! Hot Tip : (Avoid picking our neighbor's flowers)

5- Make time every day for fun. This one is important. We forget as adults that the reason for living is to have fun. Yet most of us don’t have fun most days. We work work work work work. But what for??? You don’t want to get to the end of your life, look back and say, wow, I sure worked good. Even if it’s just something small. Lunch with a friend, a walk after dinner, playing with your dog. Just something that makes you smile big.

6- Give yourself compliments. This might sound weird but it’s a great self-love practice. Give yourself compliments every time you look in the mirror. We do this many times during the day so make it count. Give yourself a wink and tell yourself you’re gorgeous. Make sure none of that negative self-talk sneaks its way in.

7- Let your body rest when it tells you it needs it. Don’t ignore it. Honor your body when you’re tired. Don’t just keep on feeding it caffeine. I get it I do this sometimes too. But more often you need to honor how you're feeling. If you’re exhausted, sit down and do a short 3-minute meditation, take a few deep breaths, and take a cat nap, even these short little rests will count for a lot. Always listen to your body.

8- Plan a date with yourself. Plan, every so often to have a day for yourself. Do all the fun things you love, do a yoga class, go for a walk, go see a movie, get a massage, and take yourself out for a great meal. Learning how to hang out with yourself by yourself helps you truly reconnect with what you love to do. We cannot be happy with others until we can be happy by ourselves. So master this shit!

9- Keep your home space clean and decluttered. We all know how good it feels to be in your home when it’s clean and decluttered. It feels so good, and comfortable, you feel at ease, right? We also do this when company is coming. We make everything look just right. Well

 I’m telling you, you have to do this for yourself. Your home should be a safe, comfortable haven for you. A place that makes your heart sing, a space that exudes beauty & comfort. Your style of course. Remember, you deserve everything that you give to others and I would say more. I get to that in a bit.

10- Buy yourself gifts. I’m not talking every day. Just every once in a while, instead of buying stuff for all your loved ones, buy yourself something nice. After all, you know what you want and like. Make yourself feel special and Treat Yourself!

We teach people how to treat us. We set the example. They see how we honor ourselves and they match that. Of course, there will be a stray asshole sometimes but most people will treat you how you allow yourself to be treated. So what I’m saying is set the standard high because you deserve the very best. You don’t have to do anything to deserve to be treated well either, You don’t need to work hard, look a certain way, or have certain beliefs. No, you deserve the very best just because you exist, we all do. So at the very least, treat yourself the way you treat the people you love.

Before you say it I’m going to tell you, this is not selfish. The better you take care of yourself, the better you show up for the world. The more positive ripple effect you have on the world, the people around you, and your loved ones. So this is not just for you. This is for everyone.

Xo, T

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