Holiday Self Care

31 Days of Holiday Self-Care, Day 9, Eat Something Delicious and Savor It

December 9, 2016

Last Friday,  I had us all eat the best salad ever to fuel our body with healthy food during this stressful time. I was originally going to title this post “Eat Something Unhealthy and Savor It” as a little yin/yang counterpoint to show that balance is what keeps us sane. You know the drill, eat healthily most of the time and when you choose to stray, do so deliberately, enjoy it and don’t beat yourself up.

I still believe that. But we had our holiday meal at work today and someone brought in my absolute favorite thing to eat – roasted brussels sprouts. You guys, I love these things so much. I’m actually not entirely sure they are really healthy; a typical recipe (this is the one I mostly use) relies on olive oil. But I eat them like they are feeding my soul, which they absolutely are.

But you know what else feeds my soul? Brown butter. Sea Salt. Truffle oil. So maybe I might want to treat myself with Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter + Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yes, maybe I might. Or perhaps I might want to go with Truffle Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats because why not?

The point is, tonight I will take a bit of time for myself and I will ask myself, “what do you want right now?” And I will eat it and savor it and when I’m no longer savoring it, I will stop eating it. I don’t know right now what’s going to speak to me when I ask that question. But I’m going to respect it and savor it when I do. And my soul will be fed. What would feed your soul tonight?

This is part of my 31 Days of Holiday Self-Care Challenge. To see all the posts in this series, visit here.