5 Simple Ways To Treat Yourself


You’re in desperate need of relaxation. These feelings are signs it’s time to treat yourself to something nice. 

Whether you want to treat yourself to something big or small, here are 5 simple ways to reward yourself from the daily hustle and bustle of life!

1. Get Pampered at the Spa 

This may be the ultimate way to treat yourself. You will feel relaxed the moment you walk into a spa. After all, that’s what these spaces are for!

When you get the opportunity, schedule a service at a high-end spa. You’ll be able to pick and choose several services among them: 

  • Facials
  • Body massage
  • Manicure 
  • Pedicure 
  • Stretch mark reduction
  • Spider vein treatment
  • Microneedling
  • Microdermabrasion
  • And more! 

Note: If you have any allergies, let your esthetician know. They will typically ask, but if they don’t, make this clear.  You can call ahead or make sure it’s mentioned when filling out paperwork.

2. Take the Day Off 

Sometimes you just need a day to do absolutely nothing! 

Request a day (or two) from work to re-energize and focus on YOU. Treat yourself to a good night’s rest – your body needs it. Then, indulge in some coffee and do an activity away from screens, whether that’s going for a walk, reading a book, or spending time with loved ones. 

Turn off your phone to eliminate distractions from your day of focusing on yourself. The important thing is to spend the entire day doing what you want!

3. Shopping

We all love doing some shopping. Unfortunately, many of us think shopping means sending our pocketbooks into debt. This isn’t the case.  

Shop for something small that gives you that feel-good buzz. Here are some budget-friendly items:

  • Makeup
  • Perfume
  • Candle
  • Book
  • Lotion
  • Houseplant

Make sure you know your budget so you don’t feel guilty later if you overspend. Creating a wishlist is great for treating yourself when you feel like it’s time. Now you can grab a thing or two off that list. 

4. Go On Vacation

Going on a trip is a great way to reward yourself. Sometimes you just have to get away from it all and visit someplace new, or somewhere you’ve wanted to go back to. Maybe you’ve wanted to visit Utah’s beautiful mountains or Vegas for some action. 

Whether you’re going near or far, plan your itinerary. Browse for attractions and hotels online. Take your time when doing this. Find your destination, then look for flights and hotels. Don’t forget to prepare and make arrangements for work and pets or get someone to watch your home. 

5. Enjoy a Meal at Your Favorite Restaurant 

Is there a restaurant you like to visit? Do you have a sweet tooth? Eating good food is hands down one of the best ways to treat yourself! 

Here are some ideas to get those creative juices flowing:  

  • Visit your local ice cream shop and enjoy a sundae
  • Make a reservation at your favorite restaurant (invite your loved ones!)
  • Stop by a coffee shop for some much-needed caffeine and a scone on the side
  • Go to a bakery and treat yourself to a cupcake or doughnut
  • Stay in! Order pizza and pop open your favorite bottle of wine

These are all great ways to enjoy some food on your self-day and decompress.

It’s Time for a Treat

We all need a break from time to time. Taking self-days is the absolute way to treat yourself because you’re focusing on YOU. 

Whether you stay in and do nothing or go out and enjoy a nice spa day, enjoy your time away from the real world!

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.