Why wait for your next day off or vacation? Remind yourself that you deserve to lead a happy life and enjoy yourself on a regular basis with these 30 ways to treat yourself.
Everyone hits a roadblock in life sometimes – work, school, handling friends and family, and more. That’s when you need a little pick-me-up to add some sparkle to a rough day, or to dazzle up a meh one.
People might think of some ways to relax, such as a glass of fancy wine, an all-day spa visit or checking out your Amazon cart. Check out our blog on recommended wine hampers if you’re feeling fancy. But there are other ways to do so without breaking the bank!
Let’s talk about five simple ways to treat yourself.
Redecorating Your Space
While it may seem like a chore, removing clutter and organizing your space will increase your sense of space and well-being, both physically and mentally. We’re so busy dealing with the hustle and bustle of life, and sometimes we forget to discard that clutter even in our own private spaces.
Creating a special space for yourself can do wonders for your well-being. Choose any room in your home and consider how you can make it more comfortable. Spend some time shopping for new pillows, furniture, or even decorations to jazz up your space to make it warm and inviting. You’ll be able to scratch that shopping itch while decking out your new room!
Freshly-washed linen and fur throws, a spritz of lavender pillow spray, a fresh vase of flowers, and your favorite show on Netflix can make all the difference on a mundane day. Peep Simply Blooms’ suggestions on how to uplift your space at home!
Clinical psychologist Scott Bea, PsyD, states that research suggests there’s actually a lot of psychological and therapeutic value when you’re shopping — if done in moderation, of course. Even window shopping or online browsing can grant your brain that little sprinkle of serotonin! But again, you want to make sure it doesn’t get out of hand.
We all indulge in a little retail therapy from time-to-time – with the occasional impulse purchase here and there. A present to yourself can be anything, from a Gucci bag, to a bottle of wine, or even that new AI-powered rice cooker you were eyeing. The sight of something new can create an imaginative, sensory experience that is able to remove us from our own reality, even for a little while – thus making us feel happy!
But buying yourself a meaningful gift doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank! Retail therapy could also be subscribing to a streaming service to watch your favorite Korean dramas, buying a new lipstick, spending in-game currency on your favorite game, or even checking out a guilty-pleasure meal for yourself. Something small and inexpensive can also curb that itch to impulse-spend on something larger, especially if you have bigger financial plans for the long run.
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Self-care in the form of skincare or bathcare is an incredible way to relax and destress! Treat yourself to a little me-time, by giving your skin and body the proper care it deserves. Not only are you nurturing your skin, but the act of cleansing and moisturizing has proven to be highly therapeutic!
Soak in the bathtub with some scented bath bombs for an extended period of time, or even watch Netflix while you’re at it – just be sure not to drop your phone in! Even if you don’t have a bathtub, bathcare products such as scrubs, bath oils, moisturizing body milks and more are perfect ways to show your body a little extra care.
If you’re a busy bee and are usually rushing through your skincare routine, a face mask is the perfect solution for some extra TLC. Not just sheet masks in general, but clay masks, cream masks, wash-off masks, and more have their own amazing benefits, and are able to fit into any busy person’s lifestyle.
Snacks and Goodies
This may seem obvious to some people, but snacks are absolutely one of the best ways to treat yourself.
You may bake your own goodies or order them in – both are perfectly fine! Baking has two major advantages: One, the process of gathering and assembling ingredients promotes mindfulness; and two, you get a delicious, homemade snack to treat yourself to.
If you’re buying or ordering in, all kinds of snacks work as long as they make you happy. A healthy snack such as muesli, cereal bars, yogurt or oats may be your fancy, or the fudgiest chocolate brownies topped with icing sugar may also brighten up your day. The bottom line is to make sure you feel happy, so allow yourself to eat junk food if you want!
To us, self-care is sometimes planning to buy gourmet chocolate and eating it all in one sitting. Or it could be as simple as ordering your favorite take-out sushi three days in a row without guilt. And sometimes, self-care is cooking for yourself, just the way you want it to be.
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This may seem obvious, but lighting a few candles instantly changes the ambience of a room. The soft glow of a candle can transform a stressful environment and give it spa-like qualities—and when scents are added to the mix, you’ll find yourself in a state of relaxation. When you need a little zing of energy, try citrus, or calming florals like jasmine or lavender to help melt away the day’s stress.
Jasmine, lavender, and chamomile are all excellent choices because of their relaxing properties. If you’re not sure what scent to go with, a vanilla candle is a safe bet. It’s a popular scent that’s known for its relaxing and calming properties. Light a candle, kick back with a beverage of your choice, and enjoy some quiet time to yourself.
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As they say – if you don’t love yourself, who else will? Self-care is an art of its own – knowing when you need to restock and replenish your energy and taking that step is harder than some people might think. Do what works for you, whether it’s an intense pilates class, wolfing down a cheeseburger or just sleeping in on a weekend.
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