Escape with a book. Take a break from reality and grab a good page turner. By the time you finish a chapter, whatever was troubling you, may not be as problematic. Whether it’s Fifty Shades of Grey or the newest novel in popular demand, make sure it something you are reading for pleasure.
Get some fresh air. Go for a walk, a run, or eat your lunch in outside and really appreciate the beauty of your surroundings. The Vitamin D you will get from the sunshine is great for your physical AND mental health!
Take yourself out to a nourishing meal, alone. This can be dreadfully frightening but you will really begin to appreciate the food, your time, and your relationship with yourself much more.
Rock out! Create a playlist of music that makes you smile, dance, and sing. You truly are your own best friend, have a dance party (it burns calories and increases the release of endorphins)!
Add something healthy to your routine each day. Take the stairs, drink an extra glass of water, or opt for the salad instead of fries; be nice to your body.
Nurture Your Body. Men and women can both be seen at nail salons these days, it’s not odd these men know how to indulge in some self-care! Treat yourself to that massage (cough, cough! Click to schedule your next massage) , facial, or add the scalp massage to your next hair cut and let someone take care of you for a little while, you deserve it.
Maintain a regular and fun workout schedule. It doesn’t have to be miserable, find an activity that makes you sweat and makes you smile.
Activate Your Inner Child. What did you do when you were a child that was fun and relaxing? I had a client who said when he rode his bike he felt like “a kid again”, it was break from all of his adult worries and when he returned from his rides he was “recharged and happy”. What makes your inner child smile?
Silence the phone. Indulge in the moment and forget about the incoming call, text or email for as long as you can.
Laugh. Watch The Office, Read Damn You Auto Correct or that funny YouTube clip, and crack up.
Get out the Crayolas. Draw, paint, build, cook, do something that activates your creative side. Having trouble? Get online and use Pinterest as inspiration.
Use the Nice Towels. Or the good china or bath salts whatever you have been “saving” for a special occasion. You are special and right now is the occasion to celebrate.