Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Introducing: Treat Yo Self Tuesday

I really enjoy Parks & Rec (it's definitely one of my favorite shows).
And, while I don't agree with much of anything
Tom Haverford (played by Aziz Ansari) does/says,
there is one lesson that I have learned from this character:

As Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle (played by Retta) would put it…
 Or, more simply put:
Do nice things for yourself.

You don't have to do these things all the time, and they doesn't always mean buying yourself some crazy fancy new things. Sure, things are nice But the goal here isn't to put yourself into debt while you "treat yo self." Seriously, there's nothing wrong with making your treat a simple Starbucks splurge. 
While Tom and Donna take one day out of the year to splurge on every possible whim, you don't even need to spend money a ton of money. If you're able to, eat lunch outside one day to get out of the office. Talk a walk. Go for a run. Get ahead on work or chores, to give yourself extra downtime later. Read. Listen to music. Watch a movie. Cook yourself a meal. If you don't like cooking, try a new restaurant. Take a class. Go on a trip. Grab a drink with friends. Take a long shower/bath. Meditate.
This could really entail just about anything.
Think of it as the same way as someone into fitness thinks of a cheat meal.
This is something that is an occasional treat, that helps motivate you
and keep you on track the rest of the time.
It can be a big mood boost, and help you stay positive the rest of the day.
Every now and then, everyone needs it.

Whether it's doing something small for yourself daily or weekly, that costs little/no
money, or planning something to do in the future that may take a little more effort…
At least once in a while, do something nice for yourself.

Today I took time for yoga, meditation and light reading.
What will you do (or have you done) for yourself today?

As always, send your thoughts to:
OneToSpare@gmail.com

Remember...treat yo self!
xxxx Alyssa Marie


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