Let's schedule an entire day where we pamper ourselves and
do exactly what we want.
Let's spend the day replenishing our energy and nourishing our soul.
Let's declare it to our loved ones. Let's let them know ahead of time that this is our day.

On this day, let's wake up when we want, eat what we want, and do exactly what we want.

Let's get creative in what this means for us - let's talk about the specifics.
Let's spend some time planning it out.

Write down when you want this day to take place.
Write down exactly how you plan to spend your time - is it going to be scheduled
or will you just take the day as it comes?
How do you plan to pamper yourself? Will you stay home and take a hot bath and read, or will you schedule a spa day, hang out with your friends, and go to a movie?
This is your day. and you get to decide what makes you the happiest.
What are some things that you are not okay with doing?
What are some boundaries that you might need to set with your loved ones on this day?
What arrangements will need to be made ahead of time as far as work, family, and chores?

Once you have your date chosen and your schedule cleared - circle the day with a red permanent marker. It's final - it's set - you have put yourself back on your priority list!

Not only will it feel good to actually rest and pamper yourself for a day - but you'll feel great knowing that you are taking care of yourself. Your self esteem will soar when you remember that you haven't forgotten the most important person in your life: YOU.

I'm so excited for us all to do this assignment!

Let the pampering begin!

Extra credit: Once you have taken care of yourself for a day - you'll feel so good that you'll want to do it again! Spend some time thinking about how you can make this special day and your ordinary days look and feel more alike. How can you put yourself on the priority list every day? What are some things you can do to continue taking care of yourself?

Author's Bio: 

Jodi Chapman is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak; the upcoming book, Coming Back to Life: How an Unlikely Friend Helped Me Reclaim My True Spirit; and the bestselling Soulful Journals series, co-authored with her amazing husband, Dan Teck. www.jodichapman.com