I originally posted this in 2013 when I began this blog. It was true then, and is still true now.
Now that 2019 is mere days away and we all may be thinking of (and dreading) New Year’s resolutions, I strongly believe that there are some things we really need to do just for ourselves. This isn’t being selfish, this is being good to ourselves. We give to others and see to their welfare, and it’s perfectly ok to give to ourselves now and then.
Some examples of being kind to yourself:
Take that last piece of pizza.
Watch the TV show YOU want to watch.
Turn your nose up at that burned slice of toast; throw it to the birds and make yourself a fresh one. Why should you eat burned toast?
Go get yourself a manicure/pedicure/massage/bubble bath/whatever tickles your fancy.
Have an adventure.
Go see a movie you really want to see; don’t wait for someone else to agree to go with you–-just GO.
Got a great idea for a project for your home but are putting it off? Dive into it and DO IT!
Treat yourself to one of those fancy-schmancy lattes.
Go hide somewhere with a favorite book, and don’t come out until you want to.
Remember that funky ring you saw for $30? Go buy it, wear it, love it and enjoy it.
Turquoise, red, purple and green tooled leather clogs? If you love them (more importantly, if your FEET love them), buy them before someone else does. Trust me, they’ll go with everything.
…and go and do all those things you want to do, but have been delaying in order to put someone else first.
(And please note that I am NOT going to qualify all the above with some politically-correct statement about being responsible, blah, blah, blah–-you know what I’m talking about. I know you’re not going to steal food from your children, spend the car payment money on a new pair of leather boots, etc. This is just a reminder that it is perfectly fine for you to make yourself Number One for a change.)
Above all else, look forward to this new year; it just may surprise you!