I read once that you should find a few things that are treats, things you love, to boost your spirits. So, in addition to capturing morning sunrises, I’ve discovered these:
- podcasts while I walk (Ten Percent Happier, Untangle, Routines and Ruts, Hurry Slowly, Unlocking Us, Everything Happens and more… (they help me walk longer)
- a warm really, fuzzy lap blanket that I crawl under to read or watch netflix. I mean, it’s so fuzzy I rub my hands over it constantly- it’s like a fake fur. And it’s blue!
- hot chocolate in the morning around 10 am (not too late to cause stomach issues but a kind of a boost to keep me going)
- a bath with lavender oil
- white flickering fake candles on timers all over the house
I can’t tell you how these simple changes have improved my life. They are not things to be earned but ways to give myself a moment of comfort – just because.
“Have patience with all things. But, first of all with yourself.”
― Francis de Sales