Monday, March 04, 2024

Three Nice Things About Myself -- Day 4

My blogging buddy, Kwizgiver, wrote a post that really resonated with me. She detailed how self-care helped her helped her prevail during a (ridiculously) tough month. Her tips were very wise and so doable! So she has inspired me to take one and integrate it into my own life.

Since I can be a pretty harsh self-critic, this is the one I chose. I hope I can do this every day during March. By then it should be a habit, right?

Three nice things about myself -- March 4:

1) I didn't spend any money. Oh, I wanted to! It was unseasonably warm today (69ยบ in March!) and I wanted to wander up to my favorite hot dog stand to celebrate this single day of spring. But I have a budget and I like that I'm sticking to it.

2) I made the dull, boring phone call. It wasn't just the cash that kept me from walking to the hot dog stand this afternoon. I had to straighten out a discrepancy on my dental insurance EOB. Would I rather walk in the sunshine or sit on hold? I like myself for showing some discipline.

3) I was kind. When I interviewed for the job at the card shop, my boss CeeCee said her top requirement of me is that I "be kind." Today, I was. An elderly lady was trying to find thank you notes that would fit her budget. I went through our sale bin for/with her -- her vision isn't great -- and found a selection for her. Then, right after I rang her up, she got buyer's remorse and wanted to exchange two of them. I told her not to worry about it, this is what I'm here for.