99 WAYS TO TREAT YOURSELF - and has nothing to do with food

“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.” ~ Steve Maraboli

Healthy Pleasures


It’s human nature to seek out pleasure, especially during times of stress. The problem is that too often, we turn to food – unhealthy foods to be precise.


That’s why it’s called “comfort food”, but the irony is that while it comforts us in the short-term, it often hurts us in the long-term by increasing inflammation and sometimes kicking off an autoimmune flare.


So, here is a small list of “self care” treats that add to our health instead of detracting from it.



1. Watch a sunrise.


2. Watch a sunset.


3. Stargaze.


4. Listen to a rainstorm.


5. Set up a bird feeder.


6. Go to the park and read under a tree.


7. Walk barefoot through the grass – grounding is so important.


8. Lie down and look for pictures in the clouds.


9. Lie in the sun.


10. Take a hike.


11. Take a nap.


12. Take a bath


13. Light some candles and turn out the lights.


14. Float on a river.


15. Swim in the ocean.


16. Lie in a hammock


17. Go for a walk WITHOUT your phone.


18. Do a day of Digital Detoxing



19. Seek out silence.


20. Play your favourite music.


21. Make yourself a happiness playlist


22. Learn to play a musical instrument.


23. Sing in the shower.


24. Diffuse your favourite essential oils


25. Dance in your living room.


26. Go to the movies


27. Have date night at home


28.Make love.


29. Meditate


30.Smile


31. Practice yoga


32. Jump on a trampoline


33. Watch a funny movie


34. Make a friend laugh.


35. Read a book


36. Read a children’s book


37. Browse a book store


38.Go on a book “blind date” – you pick out a book for a friend and have them pick out a favourite for you.


39. Watch an animated film


40. Watch a movie from your childhood


41. Have a Netflix marathon weekend.


42. Plan a game night


43. Do a puzzle


44. Lie under a tree in the garden


45. Snuggle with a pet.


46. Go to the dog park (even if you don’t have a dog).


47. Go people-watching at your special hangout


48.Play with kids


49. Collect hugs.


50.Go for a scenic drive


51. Write in your journal.


52. Write a poem.


53. Write a hand-written letter.


54. Call a friend you haven’t talked to in a long time.


55. Practice a random act of kindness.


56. Look through old photo albums.


57. Print off some favourite pictures from your phone.


58. Practice nature photography in your neighbourhood.


59. Do a photobook of happy moments


60. Make a chalk drawing in your driveway.


61. Create a vision board



62. Take an art class.


63. Visit a museum.


64. Put something beautiful up on your wall.


65. Declutter


66. Get a massage


67. Try sound therapy


68.Visit a float tank


69. Visit a hot spring.


70. Relax in a sauna


71. Give yourself a home facial


72. Get or give a non-toxic manicure/pedicure.


73. Give yourself a compliment.


74. Garden or water the garden.


75. Pick some flowers or buy yourself a bouquet.


76. Pull our weeds


77. Buy yourself a stress ball


78. Visit the farmers market


79. Take a farm tour.


80. Go horseback riding.


81. Ride on a rollercoaster


82.Fly a kite


83.Go antiquing.


84.Go to the library.


85. Be a tourist in your hometown.


86.Plan a date night with your spouse or a friend.


87. Dress up.


88. Spend one entire day in your PJ’s.


89.Take a solitude hour.


90. Plan a solitude day.


91. Go to bed early.



92. Sleep in late.


93. Buy some new sheets


94. Learn a new skill.


95. Say No to something you don’t want to do.


96. Type up a mighty life list and choose the first one you want to check off.


97. Have a dinner party with good friends


98. Host a tea party


99. Try a new recipe


Extracts taken from www.phoenixhelix.com


Print this, stick on the fridge and try tick a few off. Live a little, have fun, stay health & safe everyone xx

Love

Christine xx


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