Friday, August 19, 2011

50 Ways to Lift Your Spirits

  1. Make a gratitude list
  2. Bake cookies; share them with a friend
  3. Take a detox bath: 1 cup epsom salts, 1/4 cup baking soda, your favorite essential oil, soak up the happy
  4. Play with a dog, if you don't have one, borrow one from a friend
  5. Dance it out to your favorite song
  6. Go to the mall and get a free makeover at one of the department store makeover counters
  7. Read the blog Hyperbole and a Half
  8. Watch Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase in "Foul Play". 
  9. Read "Good Omens" by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman
  10. Get out your markers and create your vacation vision board. Post pictures of your fantasy destination, write mini-paragraphs of what you did, and post it where you can look at it daily
  11. Buy yourself some flowers
  12. Take a walk in the park
  13. Drink a green smoothie
  14. Download Gabby Bernstein's "Dialed Up" lecture and get inspired
  15. Write yourself a love letter
  16. Watch the "New Adventures of Old Christine" in reruns on Lifetime
  17. Enroll in Gala Darlings "Radical Self Love" Bootcamp
  18. Sing in the shower
  19. Get out your list of things you've always wanted to try, but never get around to, pick one, and DO IT!
  20. Paint your toenails
  21. Call a friend you haven't spoken to in months and catch up
  22. Order some Indian carryout, curl up with a stuffed animal, and watch your favorite Julia Roberts movie
  23. Go to your local art museum and explore; make up stories about the characters in paintings and laugh out loud
  24. Meditate
  25. Go to a yoga class or do a DVD at home
  26. Go to your favorite shoe store, try on the most outrageous shoes, take pictures, and post them on your Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc.
  27. Check out Brad Yates EFT videos on You Tube and get happy
  28. Go to your favorite restaurant and go crazy; get the fizzy drink, appetizer, your favorite dish and dessert.
  29. Write affirmations in lipstick on your bathroom mirror
  30. Have a media black out day
  31. Write a forgiveness letter to someone, meditate on releasing yourself from that issue, burn the letter and send the ashes out into the Universe
  32. Create an inspirational playlist and put it on your MP3 player
  33. Have some friends over for a potluck
  34. Watch a favorite movie from your childhood
  35. Get a book of Mad Libs and go crazy with your BFF
  36. Take yourself out on a date; go to dinner, a movie, buy some new shoes, pamper yourself
  37. Donate to a good cause, even if it's only $5 bucks
  38. Bounce on a rebounder
  39. Buy a puzzle book and challenge yourself
  40. Schedule a Reiki session
  41. Write a letter to the Universe
  42. Try out a new recipe
  43. Go to your favorite coffee shop, order your favorite drink, and write in your journal
  44. Give yourself a hug
  45. Go to the farmers market and get some fresh veggies, bread, eggs, etc Thank your farmers for all they do. 
  46. Smile at yourself everytime you look in the mirror
  47. Buy a pair of sexy underwear for your eyes only
  48. Read poetry by e e cummings
  49. Get a massage
  50. Look in a mirror, tell yourself "I love you" and believe it
 What other ideas do you have to lift your spirits?

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