by Jennifer S.
I’ll make a confession, I’m writing this blog post at 6:30 pm the day before it will be posted. You might say, “Jennifer, it’s Friday. You had the whole entire week to write this post!” And, you might be right. But I decided to selfish and disconnect myself this past weekend. That’s right dear reader, I took Larkin’s post last week to heart and became responsible for my own happiness.
You can find pages and pages of posts out there on why we should take some times for ourselves and how good it is for us, body, mind and soul. SELF magazine even has a monthly feature that shows how a reader took a “SELF-y day”. But how many of us actually do this? I’m guessing a lot of you, like i used, think about taking a day for ourselves but never get around to it. Is it because you don’t know what to do?
I don’t blame you, even if I’m going to enjoy myself and disconnect from the online world I still want a plan. Here’s what I did on my selfish weekend, to get you thinking about what you could do in a weekend, an evening or even an hour to make yourself happy!
- Find a great sale: If I need to buy something, even if it’s just groceries, I feel a sense of accomplishment when I get a great deal on it. This weekend, I got two candles for the price of one (the only time I’ll be these candles is when they are BOGO) plus a full-sized hand soap and reusable bag for free. What is better than getting four items for the price of one?
- Take a walk: If you haven’t been listening to the forecast, Minnesota is gorgeous! Seriously, we are breaking record temperatures set in the early 1900s. I took advantage of this early summer and walked around my town. I even found out that there is a park nearby with great walking trails that I went to about three times. After this winter, it felt great to walk around, in the sunshine, without a coat.
- Read some “non-intellectual”: I had two choices of reading this materials this weekend, Brave New World or a year’s worth of Cosmo. Yes, I took the trashy magazine route. After reading blog posts that are suppose to make me think all week long, it felt great to not be forced to think. Time went by quickly (and yes, I sat outside and read).
I hope that my selfish weekend has given you some ideas of something to do, even for an hour, that is only for you and makes you happy. Log off your computer, step away from the smartphone and just think about yourself!
What are you going to be selfish about this weekend?