So, traditionally speaking, this time of year just isn’t the time of year that you should be treating yourself. It’s the time of year when all you can think about is running around the shops, trying to treat anyone but yourself. Don’t think we’re being dramatic either. Some people take this time of year so seriously, that it can really play on their minds as to what they’re getting people, and whether they’re getting people enough!
It’s also about stocking the fridge as full as it can possibly go, buying so much wine that Jesus could feed the world, and cleaning the house ten times a day to make sure ‘the mess doesn’t build up over Christmas’. Genuinely things we’re all doing at the minute, and genuinely things we’ll continue to do for the rest of our lives. But, amidst all of this madness and chaos, when are you going to be able to take some time to treat yourself?
We bet you’re thinking, well where will this money come from? Well, where will this time come from!? Well, that’s what we’re here to try and show you today. Having a bit of your time, and actually treating yourself just isn’t as hard as you might think. Grab a cup of coffee (we know you need an energy boost), and have a read of the treat yourself tips we’ve got below.
Do What You Do Best
If you’re really going to treat yourself, you just need to do what you do best. No, we don’t mean the cooking, the cleaning, and the ironing. That’s what you and your family think you should do best. We’re talking about the things you truly used to do best. Before you felt like life actually took over your life… the good old days as it were. Ok, so this might be the last thing on your mind right now, but a lot of you will have loved to take care of yourself. You will have liked going to gym classes, or dare we say it… actually doing your own workout at the gym.
You will have liked all of your beauty days, you will have liked trying out new products. This is what you should be focusing on… you! If you’re going to treat yourself, we think you should start with a new bath bomb, face mask, face scrub, face wash, moisturisers for both your face and your body, and a hair mask. So, this might have just sounded like spend, spend spend, are we right? Well, you can get all of that for less than £20 if you shop right. But what you will then hold in your hand is the ultimate pamper night, followed by many fabulous pamper nights. There is nothing better than treating yourself by running a nice hot bath, using a super lovely smelling bath bomb, and giving your skin a good cleanse. We know you will just feel amazing afterwards, so treat yourself and give it a go!
You Don’t Have To Splash So Much Cash
Just because we’ve spoken about treating yourself, it doesn’t mean that you have to spend so much money. Sometimes, it’s about the smaller things in life that we can do, that won’t impact our finances much, but will definitely make a great impact on your life. Think of all of the things that you’ve seen in the shops as of late, have wanted so bad, but have turned down because you think you shouldn’t buy it yourself. We bet that a ton of things has come up in your mind, so just pick out one of them. One we’re sure you all get from time to time is phone envy.
As soon as you get yours on contract and you’ve had it a few months, it just isn’t as good as it first way, are we right?! But, you’re tied into a contract that you just can’t get out of unless you cough up a lot of money, so you’re stuck with that phone until your contract is up. What’s one solution that we think works well? A SIM only contract. It’s so much better to do this than to put your money into a contract. Yes, you have to save to buy the phone, but at least with SIM only deals, you can sell the phone as quickly as you like to get a new one again. You’re only paying for the SIM with this! The deals are always so much cheaper than the eye-watering prices that companies charge for a phone to be on contract each month as well.
It’s little things like this that you can treat yourself to when needed if you look for the cheaper option. If you feel as though you can’t afford things, there will always be a way to cut the costs. For example, if you need a new TV, have a look at new in box ones on eBay. You’ll find they’re a fraction of the price that you would find in the store!
The Simple Things That Makes Us Happy
Sometimes it’s not all about spending money. In fact, sometimes it’s not about doing anything at all, it’s about really focusing on you and the things that you enjoy. As you get a little older, and perhaps you start your own family, you will soon come to realise that you lose touch with the things that used to make you, you. So, you might have been someone who loved reading a book, or you might have been someone who loved going to the gym.
Whatever you used to have a passion about, you need to try to reconnect with. For some of you, it will be the simple pleasure of being able to run a bath, light some candles, and literally, soak away the troubles of a day. When you have children running rings around you, the simple drop of happiness is one that seems to be snatched away from you!
Try Something New!
Sometimes the best way of treating yourself is to do something that you’ve never done before. It’s the unknown that we usually fear, but once we give something ago, we’re generally opened up to a world of fun. For example, have you always been afraid of the gym, and fitness in general? Well, why not join a club rather than a gym.
Even if you don’t have a clue how to do what you’re doing, there will be plenty of time to learn. Or, if sports definitely is a massive no-no for you, then why not think about doing something like art. Painting can be such a great hobby to get yourself in to, and you don’t even have to know what you’re doing. Just getting one of those painting books is enough for some people. It’s just a really therapeutic escape from life.
Some R & R
Sometimes a little R & R is just needed. Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, forget about life, and truly relax. What is the key to this in our eyes? It’s a spa day. Nothing says relax and rejuvenation like a spa day does. You can literally melt all of your troubles away, be pampered up to your eyeballs, and have a luxurious little stay out of it. There are some top class spas all around the country, some even worth travelling to try! You can even bring your partner along because we know all men secretly enjoy a good spa day!