The best things we can do for ourselves is to take care of ourselves! And I mean to pamper ourselves! We should take the time to care for ourselves with our best treatment. We are number one, and number one comes first! If we live by this, then we will notice what kind of stress it can, and will reduce from our lives.
There is nothing wrong with being a little selfish toward ourselves. We in fact have to live in this body, so we might as well make the most of it! What can you do to help yourself feel better? What can you do to bring out the best in you? There are many options and ideas we can incorporate into our lives which will boost our optimism. Pampering yourself is a great stress reliever because when giving yourself special treatment, it is shown that a person's blood pressure actually decreases, and its a great way to get your mind of any sort of stress.
Some fun things to try could include going to a spa or a nice salon for a massage, manicure, pedicure, hair cut or style. You could always take yourself out for a special treat at a restaurant or bakery. You could take yourself out on a little shopping splurge, go to a museum or an aquarium. The point is to have fun and get your mind off the stress. Sometimes we can be tight on money, and that is understandable. In that case there are plenty of things we can do at home for little to no cost as well. You can pretty much do all the same things just at home. Take a long bath. Burn some candles or incense. Paint your own nails and toenails. Style your hair real nice, and wear an outfit you know looks great on you! Ask your significant for a quick back rub. Bake yourself something nice. There are plenty of options, you just might have to get a little creative. Another good idea is just taking time out of your day just for you. Whatever it is you want to do at the moment. Read a book, go for a walk, watch a movie, whatever it is that you find relaxing. There are so many ways to reward yourself, and that is the key here. Strive to take care of yourself first. Strive to be your own best friend, and treat yourself to the things you enjoy, the things that make you feel good. Your heart and blood pressure will thank you!
Stress is the number one cause of disease. It creeps up on all of us. It is so easy to get overwhelmed by this world, that is why it is so important to slow down and see the big picture. What is really important? Put yourself first. Take time out of your busy schedule just for you. Take control of your existence. Pamper yourself, have a little fun, and reduce the stress in your life!