Whether you work all week, run around with the kids, hustle between a few jobs, support and take care of your family, or a combination of everything, there is one thing for certain: You need to take time for yourself.
Especially as we get older, we need to do everything in our power to make ourselves comfortable. While we can’t always snuggle up by a fire under some cuddly blankets, there are a few changes we could make to bring more comfort to our lives.
Remember who you were before responsibilities
You loved running or hiking, maybe dancing in the rain. You stayed up all night to finish an amazing book. You laughed freely, you ate without counting calories, you spent $5 on a designer coffee. Take a moment to remember that person and pick one thing to rediscover that person again. Allow yourself some simplicity.
Dress in comfortable, confident clothes
Let go of your pumps, your Spanx, and your slacks. Buy yourself some fun and inexpensive leggings! (For leggings, I am obsessed with Legging Army – they are buttery soft and come in so many different styles and sizes). Pick up your favorite pair of boots, throw on your leggings with a flowy tunic, adorn with a long necklace (I happen to love Origami Owl), and you have a gorgeous outfit that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful.
Take care of your well-being
To find happiness and comfort, you have to set aside time to take care of all parts of self: Your mind, your body, and your soul. If any of these parts are lacking, you will feel unbalanced and dissatisfied. Take 20 minutes every day to meditate. Light a candle, draw a bubble bath, take a steamy shower, do some yoga, anything that will get you in touch with how you’re feeling. If things seem overwhelming, there is nothing wrong with asking for help. Getting a Life Coach is an extremely powerful force in helping you find your well-being. I highly recommend Donna DeRosa Coaching.
Take in some nature
There’s a reason the greatest philosophers and authors of our past would write about flowers and sunlight, why they would walk through the woods for inspiration. Psychology Today calls this “ecotherapy,” and they explain that spending time in nature actually helps people battling depression. If you have a park nearby, go for a walk, or spend time tending your garden. Even something simple as stepping outside or gazing out of a window can create moments of comfort and calm.
How do you create comfortable moments?