4 ways you can treat yourself every month
Treating yourself regularly can make your life feel that little bit sweeter. It might feel like a reward for a job well done (whatever that happens to be) or just for getting through a tough patch at work, school, college, or life in general. These rewards don’t have to be huge, and you might soon find that little things can still make the biggest difference to your mental health and wellbeing.
One of the main problems is that you might not know how to reward yourself, so with that in mind, here are 4 suggestions for treats that cover the whole range – from something small and easy to a big day out and a whole new look:
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#1 A chocolate subscription
This is a simple one that ticks so many boxes as pretty much everyone loves chocolate. It is also low effort as they are simply delivered to you once a month (or even sooner if you prefer). Of course, this will depend on which type of chocolate subscription you opt for, as you could go for smaller boxes of specialist chocolates or taster boxes where you get a ‘surprise’ range delivered each time, so you get the chance to try something new.
#2 Treat yourself to a pampering spa day
You might think you are too busy working to take time for yourself, but a spa day can relax you, and allow you to go back to work feeling more invigorated than you might have done before. There are different types of massage available, or you could opt for one of the many beauty or facial treatments that many establishments offer.
#3You could get a new hairstyle
If a spa day won’t cut it (or you’ve done it so many times before it doesn’t feel like a treat) you could take a trip and have your hair done. Rather than just a regulation trim, you could go for a new color or style if you are feeling adventurous, and even start planning a new wardrobe to go with your new bold look.
#4 You could even buy a new outfit
Finding this outfit could involve a full-scale shopping trip that might also involve lunch and a proper girlie get-together. Even if you know what you are looking for, you might want to take the time to go everywhere and make sure you haven’t missed out on anything. If you don’t feel you have the kind of budget for all of this in one go, you can find something smaller like a purse that can be a reward, and draw yourself up a wish list of what you can add to it over next months.
A few final thoughts
Treating yourself is often seen as indulgent, but in reality it is a great way to reward yourself and is an effective tool to help with your mental health, especially if you have a challenging job or run your own business. Whether it is something simple and low effort like a box of chocolates or a relaxing experience like a spa day, it gives you something to look forward to. On the other hand, you might feel like you deserve a whole new look and some retail therapy, but only you will know what will work best for you.