I wake up every day planning the walk I’m going to do with our dog Bass. In my old age, I have finally come to realise that excercise is indeed essential to keeping away nasties like general decomposition found in old age. I really do feel better. I sleep better. I have a more comfortable body in many ways when I’ve done my mile and a bit (ish) every day.
So I’ve recovered from my fall. I’m upping my walk to a bit longer daily if I can. I plan our walks with Google maps so I know where I’m going and how to get home. But now I have a pedometer to encourage me.
Other than that, the walk, I’m not planning anything much for my day. I house work when something looks grubby. I eat when I’m hungry. I stay in bed till eleven daily, but wake up early and meditate for a while. My bed is also my office. I garden sometimes when the spirit moves me. I rarely bath, but shower. And I hardly ever ‘go out’.
The only things I absolutely do daily after my little contemplation-time, is to put on my makeup, dress and walk the dog. That makes me feel gratefully good.
Today, I found someone else’s suggestions as to what to do to make yourself feel good. Here is the list – for some rather more inspiring ideas….
- Practice Yoga
- Declutter your closet
- Write a list of things you love about yourself.
- Practice Gratitude
- Watch the sunrise/sunset
- Practice positive affirmations
- Walk in nature
- Exfoliate and moisture your skin
- Visit a cafe (alone or with a friend)
- Go to the movies
- Make a smoothie or juice
- Go to the gym or a fitness class
- Bake a cake
- Write poetry
- Do a digital detox
- Visit a Spa
- Read a Book
- Make a positive playlist
- Create Art
- Have a bath
- Do a face mask
- Create a pinterest board of self love quotes
- Try on outfits that make you feel good about yourself
- Create a self care habit tracker