Want to do something for yourself … but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Here are some of my favorite ways to add a smile to my day.
Whether you incorporate these into your Valentine’s day plans, or just set aside regular time to invest in taking care of yourself, here are 20 things to help you relax and smile (without spending a dime)!
1 Turn off the lights for a candlelight dinner.
2. Watch silly videos online:
3. Take a nap.
4. Say these affirmations out loud
- I am grateful for my healthy body.
- I am knowing and making the correct choices to support my body.
- I am completely loved and lovable.
- I am grateful that God looks over the details of my life and keeps me safe.
5. Roll down the window when you are driving.
6. Take a long bath. Add in Epsom salts or My Favorite Bath Salts for extra healing benefits.
7. Bundle up with a blanket and look at the stars.
8. List 5 things you are grateful for.
9. Go for a walk outside.
10. Watch the sunset. The next morning remember the sun is trustworthy and will rise every morning for the rest of your life.
11. Listen to Medical Medium’s Fruit Picking Meditation: Healing from Anxiety and PTSD.
12. Call an old friend.
13. Watch your favorite movie.
14. Do Donna Eden’s Daily Energy Routine. (It takes about 10 minutes.)
15. Eat lunch at a beach or a park.
16. Drink herbal tea while listening to Relaxing Music with Nature Sounds.
17. Look through photo albums or pictures.
18. Listen to a podcast or YouTube. (Listen while going for a walk for extra benefit.)
- Brene Brown, Shame & Vulnerability
- Wayne Jacobson, He Loves Me
- Anthony William, Healing Power of Compassion
19. Listen to music.
20. Think of being lighthearted. Say “light heart” three times out loud.
Remember that you are valuable, worthy, and have a purpose for being alive right now. Choose to show yourself compassion today.
I would enjoy hearing in the comments which of the above suggestions was most beneficial to you. All 20 resonated with me, but if I had to pick only one, #8 Listing 5 Things I’m Grateful For instantly changes my perspective toward the positive, and is a daily practice I enjoy!