‘Buy ridiculous slippers.’
Gala Darling, 100 Things To Do When You’re Upset (The Sad Trombone List)
Some days you just have to go a little wild right…besides when you wear ridiculous slippers, you can’t help but laugh your head off when you look down at your feet! Best day ever!
#7 Cover your entire body in cocoa butter & fall asleep.
#8 Indulge in your “guilty pleasures”, whatever they are. (Old episodes of America’s Next Top Model, ginger ale, chocolate cake, romantic comedies, etc.)
Winter has slowly moved back in to town. The air is icy. and the rain falls in endless quiet monotony. Silence falls like a blanket of fog, muffling the city close by. Open fires are being lit for the first time in a year and the warmth of fluffy rugs, slippers, candles wrap around us. Today was the perfect day to focus on myself.
I put aside the ‘List of things to do’ and snuggled under the doona a bit longer. My cat, MiMi, cooed contently next to me and wrapped her tail over my arm. Cuba, my puppy, had already burrowed under the blankets and was snoring quietly at my feet.
The plan for today? Coco butter, a long hot bubble bath, the rest of the chocolate Easter goodies, perhaps a nap and some of my favourite romantic comedies…
Ahead of me stretched hours of looking after myself. Pure luxury…and pampering and guilty pleasures!
Time for a Gala Darling Challenge!
‘Turn up music you really love. Play it so loudly that it soaks in through your skin. Dance in your pyjamas. Feel the pain lift.’
So tonight I hung out in my favourite hot pink pj’s of the moment, (covered in black love hearts), with the air-conditioning on full, because we are having some hot (read sweltering) Autumn weather in Australia at the moment… and I imagined dancing to this awesome track (because I’m still on the fainting side of sickness and dancing is in the ‘no go zone’ for a little while longer), but I did let the song soak through to my skin…while I sucked on my hydralyte icy pole! Seriously made me laugh! Seriously made me feel human again! Perfect moment! #galadarlingchallenge
100 Things To Do When You’re Upset: The Gala Darling Challenge
‘Do something good for someone else, even though you may not want to. Do a favour, help them find something, give them an item which will help them in some way. Start the flow of positive energy.’
I may have gotten a little excited about this one!
I sent a small gift containing one of my favourite books to a lady that I haven’t seen in quite a while, and don’t have too much to do with these days. She has been grieving for quite a while, and I hope that my little package will help her to feel a lot better.
The book? I CAN DO IT! by Louise Hay.
If you haven’t read it, it’s a pretty straight forward little book that will explain positive affirmations and the impact of your thoughts on your life. I especially love the CD you get with the book. Louise Hay is also pretty awesome to listen to when you are driving to your next meeting or event.