My Personal 10 Pick-Me-Ups

Looking at my photos from any Cabo trip always is a pick-me-up!
Looking at my photos from any Cabo trip always is a pick-me-up!

 

 

We all have those days. Either too full, too stressful, too empty..you know just ‘too’ of something. I have little pressure valves that are a bit like tricks up my sleeve that are guaranteed pick-me-ups. I thought it may be time to share my list with you. We can compare notes. I would love to hear yours!

1. A visit to the Apple Trailers Website. Low time commitment; in only a minute or two I can be transported somewhere else. Bring it Michael Bay!

2. Download a new Song to have on replay on my iphone. (This week is “Karma” by Lady) and probably breaking some rule by playing it so much

3. Text a friend and tell them I love and miss them (Nikiya, I am looking at you)

4. Go to a book store, head to the poetry section. Pick out a book of love poems, open to a page and read it like the universe picked it out just for me

5. Give myself 5 extra minutes in the shower to sit, think and meditate

6. Wear a piece of jewelry I usually save for special occasions

7. Drive to the store just to buy a kombucha while playing music super loud in the car. This usually leads to me saying to myself “Yes, I am the chick  playing New Order that loud”

8. Go to bed an hour early

9. Make strawberry coconut milk ice cream from scratch

10. Leave the dishes until the morning

There you go. Ten glimpses of some of my very best pick-me-ups. I will say that driving in the car with music playing loud is most likely tied for first place with watching a movie trailer. It is important to have fluff in our lives. Fluff makes the intense stuff more bearable. Since I don’t have the option of eating a pint of Ben & Jerry’s anymore or digging into a cheese pizza, I have transitioned over to more healthy alternatives. 🙂 I think I have done a good job. I am a big believer of taking care of ourselves and I hope you have a list going for yourself. I can say with absolute certainty that I do at least half of the things on this list every week. Self-care can come in a multitude of options and techniques. Feel free to share your lists in the comments. I am sure I will be inspired by you and make my own list 20 times longer in no time!

 

8 Comments

  1. Avatar Dana August 4, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    When the walls are closing in I love to mow my pasture. It’s 17 acres so it takes a few days but with earbuds in and my favorites songs on repeat I can totally recharge!! Then I can get back into the kitchen and cook My heart out to feed me and my family. They are going almost AIP with a few pb&j’s and BBQ chips every now and then.

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    1. Jessica Jessica August 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Sounds perfect Dana!! -jessica

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    2. Avatar Mina November 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Dana, you lucky girl. I live in a townhouse in Sydney with a small courtyard as a backyard.Most of the time, we have cabin fever and we are convinced that we would feel better if we all had more room to ourselves. The joys of city living. I miss my parents’ country town so I understand how liberating it is to be doing what you described above.

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  2. Avatar Traci August 17, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I like working in the garden early in the morning when it’s quiet and only the birds are chirping.

    I love taking walks.

    I love my candle lit baths at night. It helps me relax and the dim light gets me ready for sleep.

    I’m sure there’s more.

    Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    1. Jessica Jessica August 17, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Traci I love your list! I am going to get my candles out tonight and take a bath!!! thank you for inspiring me. xo-jessica

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  3. Avatar joan esclamdo September 4, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I love those 10 ideas. And I have a movie trailer idea–from the Shift network. It is great also.
    thank you, Jessica! (I think it is http://www.theshifttrailer.com I THINK

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  4. Avatar Rosemary Hodgkinson September 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for info ………really like the recipes and 10 ideas.

    Rosemary Hodgkinson

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    1. Jessica Jessica September 6, 2014 at 8:02 am

      xxoo -jessica

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