Alegna Soap Gratitude List Advice to Myself

Advice to Myself

By Angela Carillo on Monday, January, 8th, 2018 in Gratitude List.

Alegna Soap® at desk advice to myself

I’ve decided to give some advice to myself, the same advice I’d give a friend. After a busy soap selling season, and a very difficult year after losing my father, I seem to really need it.


Make healthier food choices

Lately, I’m the queen of junk food. If it’s quick and easy, I grab it. If I felt good, I wouldn’t care. But I feel like the crap I eat. And the sad thing is, I know as I’m putting it in my mouth I’m going to feel like crap in 20 minutes, but I do it anyway because it feels good in the moment. I need to plan my weekly menu so I have good things in my refrigerator to grab quickly.

Find some time to move every day

Stretch, jog in place, life some weights while watching TV, walk during my lunch hour.  These are easy, quick things I need to do. Just incorporate more movement into my day, sounds easy, right?

Get more sleep

I hate to see the day end. I think it’s because I have so little time for myself. Usually by 9pm I plop myself down in front of the TV and watch mindless reruns until 11. Maybe if I sit and read the book I can’t seem to get to, I’ll have an hour for myself, get tired faster and be in bed by 10.

Say no more often

Especially to things I don’t really want to do personally or for my business. That way I can say yes to spending more time with my family and friends. I need to remember that every yes to something means a no to something else.

Forgive myself for the mistakes I made

It’s hard to move forward when I’m stuck in the past cringing about something stupid I said or did. I should forgive myself as easily as I forgive others.


I think if I can master just one of these items my body, mind and spirit will be grateful. What do you think of my advice to myself? Do you have any thoughts to help me achieve these goals?


Yours in Gratitude,


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6 responses to “Advice to Myself”

  1. Cindy Hanson says:

    I love your honesty here, Angela. I would say that every point you mentioned could be spoken by many of us.
    Thanks for the reminder to say NO more often – that’s something I struggle with as well.
    You’ve been through a lot this year. Sending hugs your way.

    • Saying “No” is so hard, isn’t it Cindy! Yet as the “Yes” comes out of my mouth, my mind is saying “No!” We need to stop people pleasing and start pleasing ourselves.

  2. Good for you, I think sleep is one of the best things we can do for ourselves.

  3. Donna DeRosa says:

    Great advice. When I find myself reaching for junk food, I ask myself, “What am I really hungry for?” Sometimes it’s a hug, sometimes it’s a talk with a good friend, sometimes it’s a bubble bath, sometimes it really is french fries. The trick is learning to listen to yourself.

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