Happy Sunday! How has your weekend been going? For the past two days, I’ve been trying to focus on doing things for myself that feel indulgent—like treating myself to a gel manicure, taking myself on a solo movie date, using some gift cards I had lying around to buy new clothes, and going to some of my favorite fitness classes. It’s nice to really focus on me-time, especially since life has been so hectic lately—and it’s going to get hectic again soon.
This week, I have a lot of after-work events on my calendar. They should be fun, but I think I’ll be glad I took this weekend to relax when I’m running from work to an event every single day. Let’s hope I have time to squeeze in some of the things on my health and wellness to-do list, too:
- Stick some flowers in an empty perfume bottle to create one of these pretty DIY bud vases. I always find craft projects—even ones as simple as this one—so relaxing
- Make one of these nine twists on a tuna sandwich. I have a weakness for the classic version…but a tuna salad made with sriracha, rice wine vinegar, and sesame seeds also sounds delish (as do many of the other recipes listed)
- Listen to this slow-jam cover of the Duck Tales theme song as much as possible. I was obsessed with the show when I was younger, so I know what I’ll be doing this week whenever I need a three-minute pick-me-up!
- Schedule some fitness classes in advance so I don’t neglect to work out this week. Speaking of which…I just read this interesting article from The Happiness Project about how spending money can help motivate you to form a healthy habit
- Remind myself how lucky I am to be able to check off all of these six signs you’re doing what you love when things at work feel hectic (and I know they will!)
- Book flights for a few vacations I’ve been wanting to take! A recent survey shows that planning ahead and going somewhere outside of your home country can help maximize travel-related happiness
- Make these yummy-looking Greek nachos
- Try to catch myself when I’m moralizing food. Summer Tomato’s post on how certain foods make us feel virtuous—and others make us feel bad about ourselves—reminds me of my post on why I hate “guilt-free” food
Have a well-intentioned week!