Simple Ways to Treat Yourself

Sometimes it’s hard to take care of yourself. Whether it’s work, family, money or time, it’s easy to put yourself on the back burner. Having a few simple ways to treat yourself to something good can keep you from having a meltdown.

Take a bath or a really good shower.
It's a classic go-to when it comes to doing something nice for yourself and there’s a reason for it. It's amazing how nice being clean with freshly shaved legs can feel.  Pick up a good smelling candle, bubble bath or body wash to make it feel even better.

Give yourself a manicure/pedicure.                                                                                                  
 Seeing pretty fingernails and toenails can be a fun little pick-me-up. You don't need to spend much money or time if you do it yourself.      
Drink something good.
Wine, tea, cucumbers or lemon in ice water, specialty coffee or hot's surprising how good it is to have something extra good to drink.  (I love Starbucks Vanilla Creme Brulee Hot Chocolate mix. It's the “mommy only" hot chocolate in our house. Anyone else have "mommy only" drink like that?)

Taking care of yourself shouldn't be a "treat yourself", but exercise can be a mood changer. Getting outside for a walk or run can be a stress-reliever. It can also feel very indulgent to regularly take the time to yourself if you’re a mother or care-taker. You are worth it. Go do it.

Subscription Boxes
There are so many to choose from and plenty of inexpensive options. Ipsy is one of the most popular and only $10.00 a month. It's a little surprise to look forward to monthly. 

Savor something delicious after everyone has gone to bed.
Eating without feeling rushed to clean or like you need to take care of the kids is something I will never take for granted. Whether it's leftovers from your favorite dinner or slice of your favorite cake, it's always nice to have a peaceful moment and eat something delicious. 

Do you have something simple you do that feels like a big treat after a stressful day?
Let me know!

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