Friends, it’s important to treat yourself, but treating yourself doesn’t always have to be about indulging in your favorite dessert. (If that is your way of treating yourself, that’s great because I would love a cupcake right now.)
There are a lot of things you can treat yourself to that has nothing to do with dessert or a glass of wine. To be honest, I think it’s important we rethink the way we treat ourselves. Oftentimes, we get caught up in guilt after we treat ourselves, and that’s no bueno. Instead, think of the other ways you can treat yourself throughout the week that are nourishing for your soul, and don’t leave you feeling guilty in any way. If you’re looking for a few ways to treat yourself this week, keep on reading!
Treat yourself to…
1| A worthwhile morning.
Set your alarm 20 minutes earlier than normal, so that you can have time to make AND enjoy breakfast at home with your morning cup of coffee. The beauty of simplifying your morning routine is that it can be a calm, positive experience to begin the day. However, the exact opposite can be said when you rush and running around to get out the door on time. So, take back your mornings and make mornings time for YOU! Take five minutes to do meditations, or focus on your mantra for the day while eating your meal. You’ll begin the day blissfully when you actually enjoy the mornings before work!
2| Time with people you love.
Spending time with friends and family is a wonderful thing. It’s amazing to see the affects of spending time with people who lift you up and bring nothing but happiness to your life. Make it a goal this week to grab lunch with your friend, or FaceTime your parents after work. The truth is that building and nourishing positive relationships in your life is important, and we should work on this regularly. Text your long distance bestie to let her know you’re thinking of her and catch up. The beauty of technology is we have the ability to do this without driving a few hours when the week is hectic. So, utilize that time to focus on important relationships in your life.
3| A meal that takes time/fresh ingredients.
I joke all the time that I don’t feel like I’m cooking when I use my crockpot or when I make a casserole because all you’re doing is dumping everything in one place and cooking it for a bit. It’s all easy peasy. Instead, encourage yourself to make a recipe out of your comfort zone and that doesn’t include frozen items. Get fresh bread from the bakery, fresh produce for your salad, and truly enjoy the process of making a home-cooked meal that you truly enjoy. Even if you don’t LOVE cooking, everyone can appreciate a fresh, wholesome meal that takes time and effort.
4| Re-organizing your life.
Don’t think of this as just organizing your cabinets and closets. Although, you could easily do this if it’s something that you feel is important to you! Turns out that your space could be the source of your stress and problems. Tackle that accordingly by taking time to purge your closet, master your morning and evening routine, and working on other small improvements to live a more blissful life altogether. You can also remove unnecessary, time-wasting activities like watching YouTube for three hours a day and replace it with working toward your goals. Treat yourself to time, and use that time wisely to create plans to achieve your dreams whether it’s with a hefty to-do list or a vision board.
5| Adequate rest.
REST, Y’ALL. It’s so flipping important, and I can’t express its importance enough. You deserve rest, and you need to treat yourself to rest. Set an alarm, and make it priority to get in bed at 11 p.m. every night. When you’re constantly working all hours of the night, your body and mind can’t properly recharge. This eventually will lead to stress, and you’ll realize you aren’t being as productive as you could be during the day. So, take the time to rest and treat yourself to adequate rest every single night. You will thank me for this one, I promise!
So tell me, what one of these things will YOU treat yourself to this week? What is something that you find important to treat yourself to regardless of the day or week? Make sure to share everything in the comments below!