Here are some simple things that I enjoy doing to help me stay serene:
- Drinking hot tea or coffee
- Savoring a sweet treat, like ice cream
- Taking a long, hot shower or bath
- Getting a massage
- Listening to music
- Playing the piano
- Cutting out coupons
- Making a college
- Petting my cat or dog
- Watching a cheesy movie
- Chopping vegetables
About a year ago, a friend and I were walking around downtown Marietta and we stopped inside a cupcake store, called Miss Mamie's, and we shared two cupcakes. Little did I know at the time that I was using a DBT skill by creating a pleasurable moment.
Miss Mamie's is a cute bakery with very feminine energy. I ordered a lemon cupcake, because it was so pretty.
Isn't it gorgeous? It was light and I loved it, but it didn't have quite as much lemon flavor as I was expecting. My friend definitely got the better cupcake.
A Chocolate Cupcake with a Marshmallow Filling topped with Chocolate Buttercream, a graham wedge and a hershey bar. Oh my god, this cupcake was divine! Just look at that ooey, gooey, goodness!
I liked how the cupcakes were served on little china plates. They were cheery and made the desert seem special. For a good time, I recommend eating at Miss Mamie's and I also recommend making a good time, anytime - life's a lot more pleasant that way.
Body Love Wellness – Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (And How You Can Do It)
Action Step: Send Love And Move On
So how do you really stop yourself from comparing yourself to others? Here’s an action step that you can take. When you notice yourself comparing yourself to someone else, stop yourself, and take a moment to just send them and yourself love. Just send them love and send yourself some love and move on. That’s it. This technique does three important things. First, it stops you from comparing yourself and puts your attention on something else. Second, it acknoweldges an important truth, that we are all one and we all need love. Third, it gives you what you really need, a sense that you are loved and you are okay, no matter how you compare to anyone else.