Friday, October 14, 2016

21 ways to soothe yourself

Food. I love Food. But when food becomes a coping method that's when things get tricky. I've been on a weight release journey since the year began. When I've come against a weight wall, most of the time I had to uncover what was the wall. Anger, fear, disappointment. Then when I did that, I had to let the feelings out. Not bury it in food. I had to find alternative ways to soothe myself. I found old favorites harking back from childhood to use. Here is my list of things to soothe yourself or get your mind off food. This is no particular order. Use and apply when needed.

* Declutter a part of your closet or drawers.

* Color in an adult coloring book.

* Write, draw, paint, color, glue, glitter in your journal.

* Listen to your favorite playlist.

* Binge watch a new show.

* Watch a classic movie or TV show.

* Write out how you wish your favorite day to be.

* Write poetry or a story.

* Dance!

* Reorganize your makeup and/ or toiletries.

* Go for a Nature Walk

* Go to Dollar Tree and buy up to ten dollars of fun stuff for

* Knit, sew, and crochet.

* Call a friend to talk.

* Read a book.

* Create a vision board.

* Write down all your creative ideas and dreams.

* Research the luxury trip you like to take one day.

* Work in your garden or backyard.

* Buy yourself flowers.

* Paint your nails.

* Meditate by watching the sky.


1 comment:

thetarotman said...

Shell, the timing of this post was massively Divine!

I have come to realize that I AM harboring anger and resentment towards the people that said they were going to participate in the "Divine Prosperity Event" I led on Friday, September 30, 2016. There were four participants, but there were also four participants who said they were going to be there, and were not.

When I read the title of this post, I felt my Energy increase. When I read to color in an adult coloring book, I smiled (something else we have in common; we shall need to compare books when next we spend time with each other). When I read the part about going to Dollar Tree, I literally laughed out loud!

Earlier tonight, I went to my local Metaphysical store to stock up on a few items, and then went to my local Dollar Tree on a whim!

Your post elicited a much-needed laugh from me. Thank you, thank you, and thank you even more!

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