This week is about doing something you’ve always wanted to do. Do you have a bucket list? Self care tip #3 was Make a Bucket List. If you didn’t already have one, did you make one? A bucket list is a list of things you would love to do in your life before you die. There is a movie called The Bucket List which is where this concept is inspired from.
So this week it’s about ticking something off. It could be something small, like going for a walk on the beach at sunset, or it could be take the train into the city on a day off – especially if you always drive to work. Or it may be something bigger. The bigger ones will potentially need some planning, so if that’s the case, maybe you could put some plans in place to tick that big thing off your bucket list.
I decided to choose this self care tip this week, as I will be doing just that – ticking something off my bucket list. I have always wanted to be in a studio audience and this week I am going to do that.
What will you tick off your list this week? Or, maybe you can make your list if you haven’t yet. This is good to do because it helps you practice the art of valuing yourself. You are important enough to put yourself first and write a list of things you would love to do. Once they’re written down in ink, the next step is making them happen. Take the Journey!
For more self care tips see below:
#1 – Take a relaxing bath.
#2 – Spend intentional quality time with family. Take a walk, go out for coffee, have a chat with the TV turned off.
#3 – Write a bucket list. If money or time was not a question to consider, what would you like to do before you die? Dream big! Let your creativity run wild!
#4 – Look through some old photo albums – or photos saved on your computer. Remember the smells, noises and people you were with or places you saw or went to.
#5 – Be kind to yourself. Find a place to to relax and take time to breathe.
#6 – Give someone a random hug, just because.
#7 – Treat yourself to something yummy and take in all the textures, tastes and aromas of the treat.
#8 – Laugh for no reason at all. You might want to be somewhere by yourself when you do this. When I first heard this suggestion I thought it was a bit weird! After I did it, I felt different and almost couldn’t stop laughing. Give it a go!
#9 – Celebrate an achievement or success – Something that is a big deal for you. The art of celebrating when you’ve achieved something – big or small – is really important to learning to value who you are.
#10 – Keep a Journal. Something happens in our brain when we put pen to paper – or it might be fingers to keyboard. Our brain needs creative stimulation and writing with a nice pen or coloured textas can be an incredible process.
#11 – Have a hit of golf – or something else that will get you outside being active.
#12 – Be kind to Yourself.
#13 – Listen to your favourite song and sing or dance around like no one’s watching.
#14 – Watch the sunset.
#15 – Make your favourite drink and drink it while sitting in the sun.
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