A Week of Self-Care
This brilliant one-week program suggests a simple activity for each day. The most important commitment we can make is to ourselves and our own well-being, and this week could go along way toward creating lives of more joyful abundance.
Day 1: Strive for Order
We can never feel we’re at our best when we’re surrounded by a mess. Today, take one step toward cleaning out all the clutter in your life. Tidy your house, balance your checkbook, file your paperwork, organize your office, clean out your closet, or get your car washed. When we de-clutter our lives, we signal to the universe that we are ready to handle more good.
Day 2: Take Time for Solitude
It is in the quiet times of reflection and contemplation that we open ourselves to rich ideas. Today, give yourself the gift of some time alone. Refresh and recreate yourself in peaceful solitude and observe with wonder the amazing possibilities for your life.
Day 3: Create Beauty
Take a look a your home or workspace. Is there anything you could do to make the space more inviting? Replace a worn-out carpet. Add a plant or a vase of flowers. We should all make beauty a habit. Notice all the beauty in your life and thank God for it.
Day 4: Give Yourself a Treat
The universe will only treat you as well as you treat yourself. That means you must be especially good to yourself. Today, think of one thing that you’d really love but that you “don’t have time for,” and then make the time. Get a massage, go to lunch with a friend, play a sport that you love, or practice a hobby that you enjoy. Life is meant to be enjoyed. The better you treat yourself, the better you will find life treating you.
Day 5: Tell the Truth
Practice living and speaking from your sense of authenticity. Be someone that others can trust will tell the truth about who you are and what you feel, because when you tell your truth with love, you empower others to live from truth as well.
Day 6: Laugh
We celebrate the Divine by finding humor in life, so make it a habit to find opportunities to laugh. Today, watch a comedy or listen to a funny tape while you’re driving to work. Read the comics in the paper. Go to the park and listen to children’s laughter as they play. Make faces at yourself in the mirror.
Day 7: Remain Calm
We can maintain composure even in trying situations by holding onto the firm belief that the Divine is our source. Today, face head-on a challenge that you’ve been avoiding and keep your cool while you do it. Make it a habit to remain calm and to say to yourself, “All is well. God provides.”
Adapted from The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, by Edwene Gaines (Rodale Press, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Edwene Gaines. Reprinted by permission of Rodale Press.
Adapted from The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, by Edwene Gaines (Rodale Press, 2005).