Indulge in Yourself

Centering,Self-Love July 6, 2012 6:57 AM

Last Sunday, after being at an amazing wedding the night before and coming home from the wedding brunch, I really wanted to take a nap. I laid in my new foam bed (omg incredible) but couldn’t sleep. So I started playing on my iPad, daydreaming, and simply just laying there looking at the ceiling. A few hours went by and my friend called me. She asked what I was doing and I said,

“Ya know what? I’m having the best time laying in my bed right now.”

And I really was. I was having a fantastic time. I was happy. I was comfortable. I was peaceful.

I was completely indulging in myself.

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I didn’t even think about what I “should” be doing. I was enjoying the moment, not thinking about what was doing to happen the next moment. It was sheer bliss.

Living in the present moment isn’t always easy. We worry, we stress, and we have anxiety about the future. It’s always about the future. Then we end up missing right now.

What are your indulgences? What puts a giddy smile on your face? I sent this out to Twitter and here are some of the responses:

  • gorgeous flowers
  • dancing
  • painting
  • a fridge filled with organic fruit and vegetables
  • when my baby laughs
  • when my grandchildren are delighted

Besides my blissful moment laying in bed, I love new makeup, painting, being at the beach, and having a glass of wine with my best friends.

Tell me, what puts a giddy smile on your face? How do you indulge in yourself? 

  • http://twitter.com/youanew Kristen Bentson

    This is a really smart post, Diana. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all the craziness of life, and it is totally necessary to take a few minutes to allow yourself to enjoy simple pleasures. Thanks for the reminder!

    • http://dianaantholis.com/ Diana Antholis

      Thanks Kristen! Sometimes those simple pleasures can help us get through anything. :)

  • Eric Wang

    Great post. It’s the little things that make life beautiful

    • http://dianaantholis.com Diana Antholis

      Thanks Eric :)