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8 Ways to Treat Yourself Right

woman getting facialHave you ever thought of volunteering in order to feel happier?

I’ve definitely heard this idea from clients who are feeling stuck and miserable.

“I tried volunteering, but it didn’t make me feel better,” they tell me after the fact.

This doesn’t surprise me.

You can’t give water from a dry well.

We all need to fill the well somehow if we want to be generous and kind to others.

Recently I came across an article with some ideas on just how to do that.

Click on the link below to read it:

To Thine Own Self Be Kind: Eight Random Acts of Self-Kindness

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About Tina Gilbertson

Tina Gilbertson is a psychotherapist, speaker and author based in Denver, Colorado. She specializes in supporting parents of estranged adult children through therapy, consulting, and ReconnectionClub.com, an online support and information hub for parents. The author of "Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them" and the "Guide for Parents of Estranged Adult Children," Tina is often featured in the media as an expert on communication and relationships. Her blog on PsychologyToday.com is called "Constructive Wallowing."
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0 Responses to "8 Ways to Treat Yourself Right"

  • MissMaura9999
    August 16, 2014 - 10:08 am Reply

    Excellent suggestions, and I especially like that except for the chocolate nothing was food! We so often overlook going by ourselves out to that favorite restaurant, movie or show but would leap at the chance to accompany a friend who asked us.

    • Tina Gilbertson
      August 16, 2014 - 10:24 am Reply

      Agreed, Miss Maura. Taking oneself out on a “date” can be empowering, especially if one otherwise feels trapped because they live with a spouse or partner who’s more of a homebody.

      By the way … If we’re measuring in chocolate consumption, then I’m a self-care champion.

  • Ammah
    August 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm Reply

    There is no happy pills better than TRUTH.
    Yup, truth hurts but it also heals.

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