Blog, everyone occasionally needs a “spa day” or “mental health day” when they treat themselves to some treats. Me being the sort of person who indulges in a “Birthday Week” (or sometimes even “Birthday Fortnight”) every year, I condone treating yourself well for any reason you can devise.
So, if you’ve been having a hard week at work, just got bad news, or are simply bored, I recommend having yourself a Favorites Day. And I’m here today to give very specific instructions on how to do just that. Blog, prepare to take notes. Wait...you are notes. Well then, let’s begin.
Your Favorite Food/Drinks: Be sure to plan to make your eating and drinking for the day a little special. Ideas: put real cream in your coffee instead of the powdered stuff; have drinks or dinner at a favorite bar or restaurant; get yourself a bakery treat for dessert; if you hate to cook, make microwavable meals all day; if you love to cook, do a gourmet meal with new recipes.
Your Favorite Thing to Look at: This is the day to put a photo of your favorite celebrity crush on your computer wallpaper or in a frame on the table next to your lounge chair. Or do likewise, subbing your grandkids, the car you wish you owned, or your fave vacation spot.
Your Favorite Music: Listen to your absolute favorite CDs or iPod playlist. Have a few songs you’ve been craving but haven’t gotten yet? Today’s the day to spend a few bucks on iTunes.
Your Favorite Things to Do: Watch an old favorite movie or see a new one; work on a beloved type of craft project; go golfing; reread a great book; shop for shoes; or just lay around watching HGTV.
Your Favorite Things to Not Do: Don’t forget going from the reverse angle. This may be the day to not get up early, not do your workout, not go to work, not do chores, not answer your phone and/or email.
Your Favorite Person/People: Recruit the participation of a loved one or great friends. I mean, who’s going to turn you down when you say “I’m doing a Favorite Things Day for myself so naturally I thought of you”?
The key to making a great Favorites Day is not money, Blog, it’s thought and planning. If you sit down with yourself and figure out all the little things that can add up to a day of total fun--building in a little flexibility, as life does throw curves at a person--and then really do it all, it could be quite the day.
In fact, it sounds so good to me, I think one of these days I will have one! So you thought I knew what I was talking about here, Blog? Nope, all sheer speculation. I’ll let you know what happens when I try it out. And readers, if you try it out, let me know!