Fifty Ways to Treat Yourself Kindly

Fifty Ways to Treat Yourself Kindly


Take 3 to 5 daily to promote good feelings.

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big,
not realizing that life is made up of little things.
Frank A. Clark









1. Listen to music 26. Stretch
2. Take your vitamins 27. Shop for greeting cards
3. Play with your pet 28.  Have some tea
4. Buy a silly magazine 29. Get out of town!
5. Get a massage 30. Read the funnies
6. Run through the streets 31. Text your nieces, nephews, cousins
7. Take a yoga class 32. Take a nap
8. Garden 33. Meditate, Pray
9. Change your sheets 34. Call an old friend
10. Take a tub 35. Drink water
11. Take a walk 36. Paint your toes
12. Get a simple manicure 37. Take up an instrument
13. Listen to guided imagery 38. Sit on the porch
14. Play with a child 39. Light the candles
15. Read for fun 40. Bring coffee to a friend
16. Take ten full breaths 41. Whistle
17. Cook something healthy 42. Blow bubbles
18. Wander over to a neighbors’ 43. Shop the thrift stores
19. See a good movie 44. Build something
20. Eat something fun, like Jello 45. Look through the scrap books
21. Sing 46. Take pictures
22. Clean out a drawer 47. Climb a tree
23. Bake a pie 48. Run through the sprinklers
24. Write a thank you letter 49. Have a backyard picnic
25. Make blanket tents 50. Drink warm coco

In this moment now, extend kindness toward yourself.

Sharon Skelton, MFT

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