Not all quick stress busters will be your favorite, even if they do work. Today I have something fun to share with you. I want you to do something indulgent just for yourself. It doesn’t matter how big or small, it just has to have meaning for you.
Just For You
I’m sure you’ve experienced the stress busting power of doing something just for yourself in the past. Maybe it’s running a hot bath, or curling up with a new book. Maybe it was going out and getting your hair and nails done, or heading out for an overnight mini-vacation. Maybe it was buying a nice bottle of wine and a pay per view movie. No matter what it was, it felt good to do something selfish and you felt more relaxed and less stressed during and after.
If you’re the type of woman who has a hard time doing something for herself and would rather do something nice for others, I need you to take today’s tip to heart. It will have a huge impact on your life, your relationships, and it will work like a charm as a stress buster for you.
Oh, The Benefits
If you don’t take care of yourself and do something just for you every once in a while, you’ll get more worn out and more stressed as time goes by which doesn’t leave you with the energy and creativity to be the best mother, wife, friend, coworker, business partner etc. that you could be. When we’re stressed out, we aren’t thinking clearly. We aren’t as patient as we could be. We aren’t always as kind. It’s easy to snap at the slightest provocation and regret it later. Don’t get to that point. Take care of yourself first and make sure to treat yourself every once in a while. The people around you will benefit from it.
Your other worry may be financial. Some of these indulgences will cost money and you may be reluctant to spend it on yourself. There are two solutions to this problem. The first is to find things that cost little or nothing. Carving out some “me-time” and spending that time on something you enjoy doing like a hobby doesn’t have to cost much or anything. Taking a hot bubble bath and listening to music doesn’t cost much either. Pick a few things that relax and distress you but don’t cost anything.
The second solution is to use spending money as a motivation to make more. Get a side hustle, work on your business, put in an hour or two of overtime, or find a few extra savings in your budget to make up for the money you’re spending on yourself. Whatever you decide to do, don’t feel guilty about treating yourself every once in a while.
If on the other hand you’re someone who has no problem treating themselves you may want to use this with caution. You want to treat yourself when you’re stressed and you’ve worked hard. Think of it as a treat that you have to earn first. Don’t use it as an excuse to go out shopping and max out those credit cards. That’s not the idea behind this quick stress buster.
Don’t Miss A Thing
In case you missed one of the emails and posts, here are the tips I’ve shared so far:
Day 1 Welcome And How Relaxing More Can Help Reduce Stress
Day 2 The Dangers of Stress
Day 3 The Importance Of Rest And Relaxation
Day 4 Quick Stress Buster: Take a Nap
Day 5 How To Know That You’re Too Stressed
Day 6 Quick Stress Buster – Take A Breath
Day 7 Not a Paradox – Relax and Get More Done
Day 8 Quick Stress Buster – Go For A Walk
Day 9 Are you putting yourself first?
Day 10 – Have You Tried Meditation?
Day 11 – Work Hard & Play Hard
Day 12 – Stress Buster: Plant Something
Day 13 – The Value Of Doing Nothing At All
Day 14 – Quick Stress Buster: Start Journaling
Day 15 – Your Stuff May Be Stressing You Out
Day 16 – Quick Stress Buster: Lose Yourself In A Book Or Movie
Day 17 – Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
Day 18 – Quick Stress Buster – Laugh Out Loud
Day 19 – Active Relaxation vs. Passive Relaxation and Why You Need Both
Day 20 – Quick Stress Buster: Phone a Friend
Day 21 – Why It’s Important To Listen To Your Body
Day 22 – Time For Tea
Day 23 – What Are Your Stressors?
Day 24 – Hit The Gym To Counteract Stress
Day 25 – Do You Make Time For This?