Today I had a great time at the USC (University of Southern California) football game. It was the first game I'd been to all season, and the crowd, weather, and experience was just perfect. On top of all of that, the Trojans won, which was the cherry on top of a pretty cool day.
There was one thing about today that was really special to me. Interestingly enough, it had nothing to do with football but had everything to do with my happiness.
This morning, I decided to do something a little different by taking public transportation (aka the metro train) to the game. This was truly one of the best ideas that I've had in a long time. The ride was cheap, quick, clean and convenient. I know that there's nothing special about taking public transportation, but for me it was a huge stress reliever. I'm not sure why, but lately I've been so frustrated by the traffic in L.A., that driving has just been draining and overly stressful to me. Riding the metro allowed me to relax and added a level of peace and enjoyment to my day that I wouldn't have experienced if I didn't step out of my comfort zone and do something small for myself.
Today I put my own health, needs and happiness first. I didn't let any preconceived opinions, fears, or hang-ups keep me from doing something that would make me feel better. This was a big step for me, and taught me a lot about the importance of self-care. Actually, the experience taught me that self care doesn't have to take a lot of time, effort or money. Sometimes doing the smallest things for ourselves can go a long way. Hopefully, this post will inspire you to do the same.