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101 Inspired Ways to Re-Fill Your Emotional Cup

by Kimberly on May 27, 2010 · 0 comments

This week has been kind of hard for me. Saying good-bye to clients, working to transition new therapists in and transition myself out. It’s taken an emotional toll.

Because of that, I’ve been trying to take care of myself a little more. To take my favorite small moments, savor them, and use them to re-fill my proverbial “emotional cup.”

In that spirit, here are 101 inspired ideas for re-filling your emotional cup:

  1. Go on a walk.
  2. Watch the sunset.
  3. Listen to a child laugh.
  4. Sing in your car.
  5. Read a good book.
  6. Have lunch with a friend.
  7. Laugh at a joke.
  8. Savor a good cup of tea.
  9. Water your plants.
  10. Cook.
  11. Do yoga.
  12. Sit in nature.
  13. Eat that dessert (and enjoy it).
  14. Play the piano.
  15. Journal.
  16. Read a good article.
  17. Watch your favorite TV show.
  18. Go to the movies.
  19. Drink a cup of coffee.
  20. Draw.
  21. Listen to your favorite song.
  22. Go to an art museum.
  23. Watch a thunderstorm.
  24. Go on a picnic lunch.
  25. Take a hike.
  26. Push a child on a swing.
  27. Buy a new shade a lipstick.
  28. Bake.
  29. Call a friend you haven’t talked to in awhile.
  30. Listen to jazz.
  31. Go on a run.
  32. Get a pedicure.
  33. Do Pilates.
  34. Watch a funny YouTube video.
  35. Get your feet rubbed.
  36. Go on a bike ride.
  37. Enjoy a glass of wine.
  38. Bake.
  39. Get a head rub.
  40. Get your hair done.
  41. Write a poem.
  42. Rent a movie.
  43. Take a pottery class.
  44. Listen to the rain.
  45. Buy a new pair of shoes.
  46. Get a manicure.
  47. Make your favorite meal.
  48. Go on a boat ride.
  49. Take a stroll downtown.
  50. Go to a concert.
  51. Enjoy a cup of tea.
  52. Listen to live jazz.
  53. Splash in a puddle.
  54. Go to the farmer’s market.
  55. Doodle.
  56. Get a massage.
  57. Go on a car ride.
  58. Buy (and read) a new book.
  59. Give a foot rub.
  60. Hold a child’s hand.
  61. Listen to an audiobook.
  62. Watch an inspirational YouTube video.
  63. Sing in the shower.
  64. Buy a pretty new dress.
  65. Take a bath.
  66. Take a drive through nature.
  67. Do a facial masque.
  68. Splurge on a facial.
  69. Give a back rub.
  70. Buy a cool new shirt.
  71. Watch children play.
  72. Hold a sleeping baby.
  73. Grill.
  74. Better yet…get a mani-pedi.
  75. Enjoy a microbrew beer.
  76. Give your children a bath (and let them play).
  77. Take a watercolor class.
  78. Look at something beautiful.
  79. Finger paint.
  80. Find a new podcast to subscribe to.
  81. Stop and smell the roses. Literally.
  82. Take a poetry-writing class.
  83. Buy fresh-baked bread.
  84. Drive with your windows down.
  85. Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair.
  86. Buy a bouquet of fresh flowers.
  87. Cook a pot of stew.
  88. Eat good cheese.
  89. Go to the local library.
  90. Give a head rub.
  91. Visit an organic farm.
  92. Sit on your porch.
  93. Say hi to your neighbors.
  94. Smile. Big.
  95. Laugh at a good joke.
  96. Enjoy a cup of ice cream while walking outside.
  97. Walk kids play in the sprinkler.
  98. Cry during a movie.
  99. Make popcorn on the stove top.
  100. Invite neighbors and friends to dinner.
  101. Toast to your life.

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