Last week was my birthday and I was looking forward to the day. But by that afternoon, I noticed that I was feeling down. My poor husband thought the reason for my sadness was because he didn't do enough for my birthday. At the time I didn't realize why I was so sad. The next morning I figured it out. I realized that I didn't set aside special time for me on that day. Instead I spent the day cleaning and grocery shopping. Who in their right mind would do that on their birthday? I don't know what I was thinking. So, the moral of my story is to spend time on yourself. Looking back, I should have done something I really enjoyed, but I got into the regular routine of my life. How often do you spend time on yourself? For me that may mean reading, watching a television show or movie, hanging out with friends or just having some quiet time away from my family. We don't have to do this only on our birthdays. In fact, we need to do this on a regular basis. I suggest to clients that everyone needs a few minutes everyday to devote to themselves. It's a good way to not only de-stress, but to connect with ourselves too. I challenge you to make some time for yourself each day AND spend some extraspecial time on your birthday too.