Top 100 List (of Ways to Love Myself)

On days that I feel blue things can seem pretty dark even with the bright Arizona sun shining in my windows. Depression usually gives me no warning, but I am getting much better with how I deal with it. Something I use often from my self care tool box is what I call my Top 100 List.

A dear friend and Life Coach Reggie Adams recommended this years ago and I’ve been building on it ever since. It’s a list of things I can do to love and pamper myself. I think she meant for me to look at this list before depression hits, but it doesn’t always work that way.

“The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.”

Anthony J. D’Angelo

Here is my list, which is still a work in progress. Make your own list to remind you of how lovable you are and start pampering yourself. I’d love to hear what’s on your list. I need a few more to reach 100.

  1. Buy Yourself Flowers
  2. Do Yoga (even if you only have time for 10 minutes of sun salutations)
  3. Eat a Healthy Snack (make it pretty and sit down to enjoy it)
  4. Read a Book (curled up on the couch in your fuzzy red socks)
  5. Scrapbook (enjoy your photos)
  6. Write a Letter (maybe even to yourself) then mail it
  7. Sing Loud and Proud in the Shower or Car
  8. Take a Long Hot Bath
  9. Get a manicure/pedicure
  10. Go for a walk
  11. Meditate
  12. Eat dinner/lunch/breakfast with your good china
  13. Go swimming and get your hair wet
  14. Go for coffee with a friend
  15. Call a friend
  16. Take yourself out to lunch
  17. Go to lunch with a friend
  18. Go shopping
  19. Watch a favorite TV show by yourself
  20. Listen to Your favorite Playlist
  21. Write in your favorite journal
  22. Watch a Movie or go to a movie by yourself
  23. Find a dog or cat to pet
  24. Go to a beach
  25. Get a facial or give yourself one
  26. Write a poem
  27. Read Poetry
  28. Hula-hoop
  29. Dance like nobody’s watching
  30. Attend a Retreat
  31. Get outside and get some fresh air
  32. Cut pictures from magazine and make a collage
  33. Paint/draw a picture – get crayons out and have fun
  34. Go to a gallery and enjoy art
  35. Buy some bubbles and blow to your heart’s content
  36. Take a nap
  37. Make a list of all you are grateful for
  38. Explore a museum virtually at
  39. Look at your wedding/baby/school album
  40. Update your screen saver with current photos so you can see them more often
  41. Cook a comfort meal like pot roast in the crock pot
  42. Bake some chocolate chip cookies
  43. Attend a church service
  44. Buy a new plant for your favorite space in your home
  45. Add lemon to your water and drink it from a crystal glass
  46. Play your favorite childhood card game (Go Fish anyone)?
  47. Read a favorite blog or find one you like
  48. Make a cup of tea and enjoy it in your favorite cup
  49. People Watch from your porch or on Main Street USA
  50. Watch a TED Talk
  51. Watch old home videos
  52. Volunteer at a local shelter or Hospice
  53. Go to the Library
  54. Put together a puzzle
  55. Rearrange your furniture
  56. Diffuse your favorite essential oil
  57. Put your favorite essential oil on your wrists or the back of your neck or just breathe it in
  58. Doodle
  59. Listen to the birds
  60. Walk a labyrinth
  61. Make SoulCollage cards
  62. Read SoulCollage cards
  63. Write yourself a permission slip to do something you want or be something you desire or to not do something you don’t want to do
  64. Put on your favorite lipstick

Find out more about Reggie Adams, Life Coach Extraordinaire at Reggie Adams Coaching Academy

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