• Christine Phillips

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


31. Practice yoga

32. Jump on a trampoline

33. Watch a funny movie

34. Make a friend laugh.