Here are twelve ways to perfectly and properly pamper yourself this Fall evening: (pay attention very closely now!)
1. Put on some nice jazz music,
2. Pour a glass of red wine, and
6. Rejoin your family to watch a movie together (a few movies that we have watched recently that I can highly recommend are: A Dog year, Limitless,
The Town, Shadows In The Sun, and Something Borrowed)
7. While you are watching the movie you can be exchanging back rubs with your spouse or partner or cuddling up close with children and pets.
8. Come to bed to freshly laundered linens (which you did earlier today in preparation for this wonderful night)
9. Make love or
10. Read something inspirational and relaxing. A few titles I am thoroughly enjoying and you will find on my bed stand are: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Power of Decision by Raymond Charles Barker, Heart Centered Marriage by Sue Patton Thoele, and Secret The Power by Rhonda Byrne
11. Finally, write a few things in your journal that you feel blessed about and thankful for.
12, Always remember that you are safe, you are loved, and that you are enough!
I have read a couple of articles recently in our local newspaper. One was about how many American workers do not use their paid vacation days. At best, people use a few days but very few take an extended holiday of say, two weeks or more.
This morning in the life section of our paper there was an article about eating healthy meals in your cubicle at work. The premise is that due to lay offs, many workers have more work to do, less time to do it in, and so are choosing to skip their lunch breaks and scarf down something to eat while sitting at their desks in front of their computers.
I don’t know about you, but these stories strike me as rather sad. Are we that stressed and overworked that we can’t take a little time out for ourselves?
Our brains need time to recharge. I know that if I sit here at my computer too long my creative energy wanes and I just don’t feel well. I have to stretch, get outside, and move about a bit or just feel the fresh air and gaze at the natural outside world. It doesn’t even take much really. A half hour just does wonders for me. Ironically, often when I am taking that break I have great ideas that come into my mind for my work.
What are ways that we can pamper ourselves a bit for much needed relaxation in our hectic lives?
I will offer a few ideas. Then perhaps you can think of some on your own during some quiet reflective time with your journal.
Debra : )