Good things to do to yourself

Shaun, treat yourself better. In case you forgot to treat yourself, remind yourself of ways:

  • Listen to soothing music
  • Take a warm bath.
  • Get a massage.
  • Buy yourself a rose.
  • Go to a pet store and play with the animals.
  • Walk on a scenic path in a park.
  • Visit a zoo.
  • Stop and smell some flowers.
  • Wake up early and watch the sunrise.
  • Watch the sunset.
  • Relax with a good book and/or soothing music.
  • Go rent a funny video. (e.g. YouTube)
  • Watch a movie
  • Play your favorite music and dance to it by yourself.
  • Go to bed early.
  • Sleep outside under the stars.
  • Take a “mental health day” off from work.
  • Fix a special dinner just for yourself and eat by candlelight.
  • Go for a walk.
  • Call a good friend—or several good friends.
  • Go out to a fine restaurant just with yourself.
  • Go to the beach.
  • Browse in a book or record store for as long as you want.
  • Ask a special person to nurture you (feed, cuddle, and/or read to you).
  • Buy yourself something special that you can afford.
  • Visit a museum or another interesting place.
  • Work on your favorite puzzle or puzzlebook.
  • Make a recording of affirmations.
  • Read an inspirational book.
  • Bake or cook something special.
  • Go window shopping.
  • Listen to a positive, motivational recording.
  • Write in a special diary about your accomplishments.
  • Programming challenges

Source: Anxiety and Phobia workbook
Source: Ling Gen Sheng Shaun

You can find out infinitely many ways yourself. Sometimes, its the ones that suit you that are the best for you.

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