I’m suggesting a totally different kind of list. A bucket list usually refers to something you want to accomplish before you “kick the bucket.”
My idea is that you create a list of all the things you can do right now to show how much “I love me.” Cut them into individual pieces of paper and put them in a container you can seal such as a glass jar, or decorative tin.
Choose an item from your list on a regular basis (once a week? every other day? daily?) to nurture you. Include simple indulgences such as a new nail polish color for your do-it-yourself manicures, or a new scent for your bubble bath. Include special treats that may take a little planning…a trip to a museum for a special exhibit or a attending a theatre matinee. Include a trip to the beach, a massage, some new reading material, searching for intriguing hobby ingredients. Indulge in a trip to a large department store make-up counter and get a make-over without spending a dime. Get out your magazines and glue sticks to make a collage. Write in your journal. Sit under a shade tree and read Jane Austen, or your favorite author. Play dress-up in your favorite store…or in your own closet.
It doesn’t matter if there are ten things on the list or 20. Just start one! Then make adding to your “I love me” suggestion list an on-going activity.
What will be on your list.