Updated: Nov 1
Celebrate you by treating yourself to something special because you deserve it! It’s so uplifting to have something to look forward to, and sometimes you have to be the one to give it to yourself.
Here are some ideas:
1 - Take an unscheduled day off. Playing hooky from work or school gives a little thrill of rebellion, and a whole day to yourself to do whatever you want!
2 - Treat yourself to a seafood dinner. If seafood isn’t your favorite, choose whatever is (it’s even better if you’re not the one preparing it).
3 - Go out for ice cream. Ice cream is a universal treat - especially when you normally limit yourself from these kinds of goodies.
4 - Get some new socks. There is nothing like slipping on some new, cushy socks that still have all the fluff and elasticity in the fabric that hug your feet and keep them warm.
5 - Have Instacart do your grocery shopping. If you haven’t tried this yet, I highly recommend it. I never thought I’d be okay with someone else doing my grocery shopping (not that it ever was an option before) but I’ve been doing this since the beginning of the pandemic and it has been a welcomed bonus to not have to subject myself to the grocery store- especially right now.
6 - Buy yourself some fresh flowers. Bringing a little burst of the outdoors into your home with the beautiful colors and fragrance of flowers can help light up your whole week if they last that long.
7 - Take a soothing bath in epsom salts. A relaxing soak in the tub is always enjoyable, and epsom salts make it even more soothing. Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of years to ease all kinds of aches and pains, so the benefits last even after your soak is over.
8 - Buy the “fancy” brand of coffee to brew at home. The fancier brands of coffee are usually more expensive than the standard ones, so once in a while, it’s fun to be fancy and make that morning cup even more luxurious.
9 - Enlist someone else to clean the kitchen or to make dinner. If you’re the main person in charge of these (and most other) chores, it’s a HUGE treat to not have to do it yourself.
10 - Take a nap. This one is pretty self-explanatory…
Everyone’s list might look a little different, but those are the things I think of when I think about treating myself!
This is the last post for this Autumnal Equinox Series - I hope you enjoyed reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them, and I hope even more that you decide to put some into practice for yourself during the challenging months ahead!