Stop! 6 Things You Could Do to Treat Yourself Right Now

Lets face it. We all work long hours, whether that’s at the office doing a job that we just don’t enjoy or running around after the kids, which of course is rewarding but is so utterly exhausting. Stop and ask yourself, when was the last time you made yourself a priority?

If you can’t remember, then you need to take some time to do something that makes you feel good. Don’t worry about feeling selfish, having some “time out” from your daily routine is good for your mental and physical health. It allows you to come back refreshed and ready to take on anything that life can throw at you. So go on, the ironing can wait. Read on for 6 ways you can treat yourself right now.

Treat your skin

The first tell-tale sign of someone that’s almost burnt out and someone who needs a break is their skin! Dull, tired, saggy and grey. Your skin is like a window to your overall health. So if yours needs a little TLC then why not treat yourself to a new, indulgent moisturiser, a new primer – check out 10 of the best primers from Clinique to professional here – or a new toner or cleanser. You’ll be ready to tackle life totally fresh faced.

Try a new coffee shop

That new artisan coffee shop on the high street that everyone seems to have been to? Now is the time for you to arrange someone to have the kids and take an extended lunch. Try something new, whether it’s a gorgeous, freshly ground coffee or a deliciously indulgent slice of cake. Calories don’t count when you’re treating yourself.

Go and exercise

The hardest part about exercising isn’t the physicality of it. It’s actually mustering the willpower to go and do it. Obvious health benefits aside, moving your body and exercising can make you feel incredible. Empowered, strong, healthy and just a general feel good factor, exercise releases endorphins which make you feel great – it reduces stress too. The perfect way to let go of those worries.

Spend some time with animals

Another great stress reliever. It’s been scientifically proven that spending time with animals reduces stress and makes us feel relaxed. Whether that’s walking your dog around the local park or visiting your gran’s moody cat.

Go somewhere

You might have always wanted to visit the local museum, or the library, a stately home or new restaurant in town, but have had difficulty finding someone who can go with you. Well, why not just go and enjoy your own company instead?

Buy a house plant

Who says you have to wait to be gifted flowers and plants? Having a little greenery and nature at home with you, will make you smile and feel good. Flowers and house plants even work to purify the air so there’s no reason not to treat yourself really! Worried about keeping your plant alive? Why not fake it with a gorgeous faux one instead?

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