be kind.

September 28, 2010
chocolate chip cookieto yourself. today’s motto (i decided). to honor it, i bought myself a cookie on the windy trek back from the archive where i spent the morning doing research. normally i would deny myself the luxury, not because of the sweet factor (banish the thought), but because of a list of other self-imposed limits (mostly having to do with the plastic packaging and my general rule to not buy baked goods i could make myself). but today, i put those little voices aside, and indulged. and it felt good. getting out of the funk.

what will you do for yourself today?

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15 Comments

  • Reply Jane Flanagan September 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    It's good to relax the rules once in awhile. I feel myself getting uptight about things and then I realize it's sometimes good just to let it slide on the less important things.

  • Reply lynette September 28, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I made some cookies today–what is it about cookies that make you feel better? Wish I could send you one. Have a beautiful day!

  • Reply Jenn from Much to My Delight September 28, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Yay for cookies. Sometimes you've just gotta cut yourself some slack. Hope your spirits lift soon!

  • Reply Char September 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    oh yes….it is always good to have a bit of an indulgence now and again.

  • Reply Stacey September 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Good that you treated yourself, sounds nice to have that something sweet on your windy walk.

    Today I am having lunch with my sister, just us, looking forward to it. πŸ™‚

  • Reply olivia rae September 28, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I hear you. Normally I don't let myself order and enjoy sweets/pastries because I feel guilty. But the other day, I ordered a banana nutella turnover – with no guilt whatsoever. It felt luxurious and every single bite was unbelievable. Treating yourself is so important.

  • Reply Robin September 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    I agree, sometimes you just need to buy that cookie. Or take that walk. Or make that phone call. Or watch that sappy movie.

    Today it was a "make that phone call" day, I skyped with my college roommate who now lives in Switzerland.

  • Reply Liane September 28, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    i made chocolate chip cookies today and ate 4! πŸ™‚ but i also walked 6 miles so i figure it evens out.
    i think it can be easy to go overboard with rules; i have some if the same ones you do.

  • Reply Caroline September 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I agree on the not buying things easy to make yourself, but on Sunday I bought myself a shot of espresso and a big slice of key lime pie, which I never do. It was really, really good.

  • Reply Fit With Flash September 28, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    i ate 2 PIECES of the Peach Pie I bought at the Farmer's Market this past weekend. Not because of the lack of self-control, because it looked like it was going bad. Seriously.

  • Reply knack September 28, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I actually did it this past weekend:) I went shopping with a friend, and spent money I rarely spend on a few nice wardrobe pieces. It had been way too long, and the painting duds were doing nothing for this girls appearance:)

    glad you ate a cookie:)
    xo

  • Reply anotherfishinthesea September 29, 2010 at 12:37 am

    mmmm that cookie looks so good. hope your days are getting even more cheerful.

    i had myself a nice nap this afternoon (actually J forced me into it). It was sooo worth it.

  • Reply Marisa September 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    grad school can be stressful and research the worst! I always load up cookies and or bake during stressful semesters- its a way to be kind to myself πŸ™‚

  • Reply conversationpieces October 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Actually I think I might go buy myself (and my OH) a cookie… We're going for sushi tonight which is definitely a being nice to ourselves treat! Great motto πŸ™‚

  • Reply Denise | Chez Danisse October 1, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I do need something good today. Hmmm, what will it be? Perhaps a cookie for me as well.

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