I have a fun topic I wanted to put out there today. This week is kinda a big week for me. Today, I’m starting a new job (YAY!), and yesterday I had to say goodbye to my boyfriend after being able to spend time together.
To deal with all the emotions (and stress) that comes with change, I was thinking about rewards and treats. As someone who is very drawn towards sugary things as a reward, I was thinking about things that can be used as a treat. As a way to continuously add sweetness into my life, without only relying on sugar to do the sweetening.
I came up with this list while on the airplane back to Utah, so it’s a bit jumbled. In no particular order, some treats I though of were:
-Getting a massage/manicure/pedicure/facial
-An at home spa day/night: could be a homemade face mask, lovely tea, a fun book or movie, doing nails. This could be something you do alone, or invite a friend or friends!
-Dinner: spend a little extra time putting together a more elaborate meal than normal. Plan it, and make is special, even decorating the table! Invite friends to share it with you.
-A new accessory: a wallet, earrings, a new necklace, a ring, whatever is special or fun to you!
-A new workout top or sports bra
-A new outfit or shoes
-A new book (something that is fun to read) something I am going to make a priority for my next read is that it can’t revolve around health or fitness! I love reading about that stuff, but want to be sure to keep stories in my life too!
-Getting coffee or tea from your favorite coffeeshop
-Going to a movie
-Making a delicious dessert (homemade cookies anyone?)
-A bubble bath
-Doing an at-home makeover: try a new hairstyle or makeup, and get all dolled up just for fun.
-Getting yourself flowers
-Going for a hike or exploring something new
-Finding hot springs if they are close to you
-New lipstick or lip gloss
-Spending the afternoon in a park, at the beach, or anywhere outside you are close to
-Spending the afternoon in a local bookstore
-Buying a new CD
-Going to a concert
These were just some ideas, and I must say it was really fun to think of ways to treat myself. Maybe your list of “treats” looks different then mine, that’s totally cool! Do what makes you feel good.
I would love to hear how you like to treat yourself??