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A Small Dose of Self-Care

Posted Jan 26 2010 3:02am

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”  -Oscar Wilde

Take a moment today to do something nice for yourself. It can be something small, like treating yourself to an afternoon frozen yogurt or a Starbucks drink and your favorite slice of coffee cake. Don’t eat on the run—sit down for just fifteen minutes and enjoy the taste and texture of each bite. Take in the scenery, notice the weather, the people around you. What are your priorities this week? Have you planned time each day to focus on those priorities? Are there any unresolved issues that need your attention (so you can let them go)? Have you planned something fun this week for yourself, with a friend or with a loved one? Take a deep breath in and then breathe out slowly. Notice how good you feel, how relaxed and rejuvenated. You have just done something very nice for yourself in less than a half hour. Self-care doesn’t have to be a major undertaking. Even in very small doses, you will feel all the benefits.

*Originally published March 23, 2009

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