Dec 7, 2018

IN WHICH I REMEMBER HOW TO TREAT MYSELF


Remember how I used to have to bribe and reward myself at Chez Spinster to do things like laundry or dust? I stopped doing that when my entire life upended and changed, but I decided to re-implement the bribe/reward system as it relates to making it through the week.

If I go to all three dialysis sessions and behave myself nicely, I will stop at the Starbucks in front of CS2 and get a Venti latte with two pumps of cinnamon dulce. AND...I will not beat myself up for three days afterwards because this is a silly decadent indulgence that is fine for somebody else but not for me.

I am also issuing a challenge to myself for 2019, and that is to stop being so bloody hard on myself. Today is December 7th, so I have a full 24 days left to berate, offend, chastize, belittle, shame, and talk poorly to the mirror.  Enough is enough, I tell ya. I'm as tired of doing it as you are of hearing it, I promise you.  

Time to re-tie the strings of my cape and get back to it. This mat that I've been down on is lumpy and stinky and I want to get back up on my glittery unicorn and soar like the wind.

Thank you, Dearies! Hold me accountable to this, please. If I go too far toward the other extreme, you have my full permission to smack me back into line, but for now methinks a little kindness and gentleness with myself might be just what the doctor ordered.

Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!

Oh, and P.S....my sister has some new things in her etsy shop if you are in need of seasonal needleminders. Here's some that I added to my stash today!

The name of my sister's shop is: SiggysCloset






11 comments:

  1. That sounds like an excellent challenge for 2019. Life is hard enough, why make it even harder for ourselves?

    Also, I'm a big fan of bribery/rewards; just ask my kids :P

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  2. Rewarding oneself is a good thing; it helps provide motivation at times especially for doing things like cleaning and other activities one doesn't like. Thinking of you! Enjoy your Friday evening and be good to yourself!

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  3. where is the etsy shop for for those delightful needle minders?

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  4. Whoopsie...it's SiggysCloset.

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  5. Sounds like an excellent new year's resolution Coni.

    Megan
    Sydney, Australia

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  6. Did you ever read the book "You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise L. Hay? Get the colorful "Gift Edition".

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  7. Good Morning Coni, I think stop being so hard on yourself is a great challenge, and is something I really need to work on myself. Thanks for the inspiration! Hope you enjoyed your latte :)

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  8. What an excellent idea for 2019! You deserve to be appreciated by YOU!

    I think you do an excellent job of toeing the line on all the necessary things, so you should recognize that it takes a special person (and attitude!) to do all of that.

    We will, of course, all be cheering you on!

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  9. That's a great resolution for 2019! We all need to reward ourselves from time to time. Those needle minders are adorable.

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  10. ah, in the end no one is as hard on us as we are on ourselves. Enjoy that latte! I used to take my mom to Wendy's for a chocolate frosty after a radiation session. It was good for both of us :)

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  11. Oh my goodness they are adorable!!! I just got some in the mail from her not too long ago but I think I will have more coming to me very soon! And you enjoy that Starbucks reward each week. Of anyone I can think of you deserve it the most :)

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