Sometimes we just need to show ourselves a little love. There’s nothing wrong with it. When we love ourselves well, we are better friends, better partners. Give yourself a little brain, heart, & soul hug today!
1. Clean out your closet.
Sometimes our closets get out of control. I know this is a fact. Even as an image consultant, my closet gets crazy! Give yourself the gift of time to go through your things, & pull out all the items that don’t fit, don’t flatter, need repair, or that you never wear. Get them right out of your house. Donate them to a charity, or take the opportunity to host a clothing swap with your favourite lady friends. You can check out this great how-to, or if you need an unbiased person to help you, you could always hire me.
2. Let go of perfect.
The things that go wrong, the things that are spontaneous, the things that are flawed, those are the things that often make the best memories. Allow yourself to experience the imperfect without judging yourself. You didn’t do anything wrong—things just turned out differently than you hoped. Grab your camera, document it all, & enjoy the moment.
3. Call your best friend.
That’s right—on the phone. Have a nice long chat. When was the last time you actually picked up the phone instead of texting or e-mailing? I used to work with my best friend, & saw her every day, & now that I don’t we try to talk on the phone at least a few times a week. It helps keep us connected. Connections are kept strong by showing you care enough to make the effort.
4. Write down what your perfect day might look like.
Take some time with it. Then try breaking it down. Are there things in there that you can incorporate into your life right now? Make yourself a little list & commit to doing one thing to make your day perfect every day. Maybe that means having a healthy breakfast, or being crafty, or spending quality time with your lover. There is no better time than right now to start.
5. Go to the library.
Get yourself a big stack of delicious books. Or some CDs. Or some movies. Treat yourself to a great (& free!) resource of all kinds of materials to make your brain happy.