Think about something you did last week that felt self-indulgent. How did it make you feel? by Raluca | Apr 20, 2019 | Honesty | 5 comments Join today’s conversation by answering the question. The comment thread closes at midnight. We’d love to hear from You! 5 Comments SeekingBalance on October 11, 2018 at 9:12 am After working really long hours for about a month, I was surrounded my clutter and chaos in my home in the form of piles of laundry, empty pantry and refrigerator, dirty bathrooms, etc. While I certainly earned a day or two of complete rest, I took an entire week and ignored all of it. It was self-indulgent for sure, and my family was none too happy, but we all survived and I am in a much better mental place as a result. Bonus: the kids and spouse stepped up and helped out to a larger degree to allow me my self-indulgence. Log in to Reply Intention on October 11, 2018 at 9:40 am I love that you gave yourself time and self care. It’s the best self indulgence, don’t you think? Log in to Reply Intention on October 11, 2018 at 8:58 am The other day I was feeling down, totally went down a spiral of self doubt and self pity. In a way, that feels indulgent. Even at the time a part of me felt that it was a luxury that I could afford to feel sorry for myself about circumstances that objectively we’re not “that bad”. But that makes me think that I’m being too demanding of myself, it’s ok to allow myself bad days and to not have to justify feeling bad. Log in to Reply curious on October 11, 2018 at 5:03 am The other day I read a lot. I spent a lot of time reading my book – it was a fun book too, not something linked to work. It felt self indulgent… it made me feel a bit guilty. It’s a shame that’s my reaction to doing something for myself. I’d like to be able to do something like that, own it and feel completely good about it. Maybe next time Log in to Reply Cavan Donovan on October 11, 2018 at 4:43 am I ate a huge piece of cake and it was great!! Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.