Stress can be killer — literally. Stress can be hugely detrimental to your health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. There are dozens of ways to practice self care and dozens of ways to reduce stress. Sometimes, you just have to treat yourself. Here are three ways you can treat yourself every day.
Whether it’s a nice suit or that fancy hypoallergenic skin care line you like so much, you have a chance to pamper yourself just a little bit every day when you’re getting ready to go. A little bit of pampering in the morning can go a long way towards making you feel good about yourself and reduce your stress levels for the rest of the day.
Treating yourself to food can take many forms. Maybe you shell out a little more to get the nice better and maybe you buy almond butter instead of peanut butter because you like the taste better, or because you know it’s better for you. Buying fresh local produce instead of the factory farmed stuff, for another example. It doesn’t have to be an extravagance, but it can be a small way to treat yourself just a little bit better.
The point is to indulge yourself in creature comforts, in a few small ways every day. Whether it’s that plush throw blanket you can bundle up in, or the fancy hot chocolate with extra whipped cream to enjoy after a long day. Maybe it’s as simple as an epsom salt bath, the point is that these small luxuries aren’t at all unnecessary, and they don’t have to be expensive.
Treating yourself a little every day doesn’t have to be something that breaks the bank, and it shouldn’t be something that you feel guilty about. If it helps you manage your stress levels, then it’s worth it.