Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat


“I Love Me!” Tip: Splurge Calories on a Goodie—Guilt-Free

Guilt can ruin the pleasure of eating something yummy. Many of us are in a perpetual cycle of watching our weight. I try to be careful not to gain much. But the pursuit of a slimmer body can cloud our ability to allow us to enjoy what we eat. And self-love is about making yourself happy!

One way I like to enjoy spring is to have an ice cream cone from Baskin Robbins. Pralines & Cream is my favorite flavor. I get one when I’m taking a walk and love to stroll along enjoying my treat. I also buy one  and go sit in the park, slowly savoring it. For me, ice cream goes with a gorgeous spring day. So when I get a craving for ice cream because the sun is shining and the temperature is pleasant, I indulge myself, and enjoy every bite, without the slightest hint of guilt, because I love to give me pleasure!

Find your pleasure and indulge in it occasionally, knowing that one time won’t blow your diet.

Whether it’s ice cream or a smoothie or a shake or a small bag of chips, or decadent candy or whatever else rocks your taste buds, allow yourself to have it occasionally. When I travel, I love to buy fresh fudge if I encounter a fudge shop, which seems to be prevalent in small towns. I don’t buy a lot—just one piece that I can enjoy by eating it slowly and savoring those rich calories.

Say “I love me” by treating yourself to something you enjoy eating. And enjoy it without guilt. Self-love means bringing smiles to your face. So find your treat and indulge, without going overboard or doing it too often. Special treats reinforce being a special person and nourishes you, and your self-love!

*****************

Take the self-love challenge and get my book, How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways for free at http://howdoiloveme.com. And you can post your loving acts HERE to reinforce your intention to love yourself. Read my 31 Days of Self-Love Posts HERE.

Please leave comments under my posts so we can stay connected.



Previous Posts

Ditch the Victim Mentality
A common thread among clients who come to me for self-empowerment counseling is “Why do people use me?” And they groan, “Why me?” And they whine, “I’ll never get what I want because of _____.”  I tell them to fill in that blank with, “because I allow myself to be a victim.” People

posted 10:41:37pm Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Standing Up for Yourself
You may be angry at many people and want to tell them all of. But you need to –prepare to take a stand first. Before taking a stand, ask, “Am I WILLING to be serious?” You may want to stop unacceptable behavior, but are you willing to leave or mean “no” or cut visits if ignored? Decide how

posted 12:01:04pm Jul. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Law of Attraction in Action: What You Think Of Yourself
This is post 290 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to manifest your desires. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in Action Series to see how. Very often, your biggest roadblocks to achieving goals are the labels you put on yourself.

posted 8:44:56pm Jul. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Why People Become DoorMats/People Pleasers
George Bernard Shaw said, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.” Having DMS (DoorMat Syndrome) made me a People Pleaser wh

posted 2:09:35pm Jul. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Law of Attraction in Action: “It’s for the best”
This is post 289 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to attract all that you need. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in Action Series  to see how. People get confused when they’re trying to manifest if something doesn’t work out

posted 12:01:14pm Jul. 08, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.