This month, I’ve decided that I need to work on “me” – loving myself, accepting myself, taking care of myself.
And specifically doing something special for myself every once in awhile, that I wouldn’t normally do.
I was shopping in Lexington, MA yesterday. I parked my car about 1/2 mile from the center of town, and walked to Peet’s Coffee & Tea shop, where I picked up a tin of Jasmine Fancy loose-leaf tea. Yes, that is one of the good things I’m doing for myself: Loose-leaf tea.
I was hungry, so I decided to treat myself to lunch at Panera Bread.
I ordered the tomato mozarella flatbread sandwich. Just a teenie sandwich with a bag of chips next to it, but it was wonderful sitting by myself, feeling independent and relaxed.
I rarely ever order good food when I eat out. It’s usually something quick and cheap at a fast food chain. But this month, I’ve started eating clean again…and I have refrained from unhealthy take-out or junk food for a couple of weeks now, and it has paid off BIG time. My energy is up, I’m starting to lose the extra weight I put back on, and even my feet are less dry and cracked. Ha!
Yep, the food budget is over the top, but you know what? I’ve decided that my husband and I are worth it! :-)
My new mantra/affirmation: “I love myself unconditionally right now” ~~Louise Hay.
I was watching the movie “Hungry For Change” earlier this month, and the part that most struck me was from Dr. Christiane Northrup – speaking about the power of loving yourself. I immediately wrote down the affirmation, and decided to try it.
I try to say it out loud a few times every day (sometimes looking in the mirror, and sometimes not)
I’m not sure if it’s exactly working, but it must be doing something right, if I took time for lunch at Panera yesterday!