Saturday, May 28, 2016

Three of my Favorite "Treat Yo' Self" Ideas

I got three words for ya.
What are those three words, you may ask?

I watched this episode of Parks and Rec on my last day of my fall 2015 semester and it legitimately changed my life. Honestly, how often do we take the time out of our insane schedules to simply take care of ourselves? Not very often, let me tell you. I decided to make sure I was taking these days every once in a while, like once a month if possible. Taking one day, or maybe just a few hours to do what I want. It sounds pretty selfish, but I consider it more of quiet, winding down, and relaxing time. We all need to destress and just enjoy ourselves. Treat Yo' Self days look different for everyone, but here are a few of my go-to's for these special days

1. Buy something you've been wanting for a while

I consider myself to be a frugal person, but I still think it's always a good idea to (occasionally) treat myself to something a little more expensive after some hard work weeks. Buy that new shirt you've been wanting. Find some coupons and head over to buy that new wallet. Or get something small. Buy that book from the used bookstore. Enjoy treating yourself, and remember it's not something you are spending a lot of money on frequently. This week, I spent some tax refund money on a long overdue haircut. It was at a nice salon, and I spent more than I normally would, but it was so, so worth it. I love my new cut, by the way.


Take a break from that diet and grab a brownie. Or a cupcake. Get yourself a nice sweet or savory treat that you have been craving. OR, for a healthier alternative, make a healthy SWEET or SAVORY treat! All that matters is that it is a TREAT to you. For example, I treated myself to a Mediterranean wrap for dinner and low-fat froyo and fruit for dessert. It was bomb. I also ate brownies today. 

3. Spa TREATments

This is my main thing I do for "treat yo self" days. I want to look and fabulous as Tom in that gif above. Manicures. Pedicures. Facials. Massages.Yoga. The whole sha-bang. Go get it done at a spa or be like me and DIY! Tonight I did a detox bath and it was HEAVENLY! Here is the recipe, please give it a try!

And there you have it! There are PLENTY more ideas and tips that I have, and I will be sure to share more in the future. Friends, remember to take some time for yourself. It's something you literally need to do for your own health, mentally and physically. The most important key to Treat Yo' Self days? 

Do what makes you happy. 


  1. YES to this post. I literally read it and then got myself a treat. (Chocolate muffin!)


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