The importance of treating yourself

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

In life, I think one very important aspect is treating ourselves once in a while. Each of us are busy people, leading busy, and often very stressful lives. Without a treat once in a while I wonder how we would function properly. Now, I'm a student - while I wish treating myself was whisking myself off for a mini break to somewhere exotic, quite often it's simply having a lie in. And that's perfectly fine, and absolutely brilliant.

Sometimes days, weeks or even months can be tough. I know personally, I do an amazing job at juggling my degree, with sports commitments, running a blog, and socialising with my friends and family. Believe me when I say there have been tears, a lot of them, but I am great, and heck, I deserve to treat myself for all my hard work every now and then. I even deserve to treat myself just because. Why not? Here are 5 ways I like to treat myself..

Have a lie in. First term of third year has blessed me with no 9am starts, and boy do I love it. Don't get me wrong, I am a morning person and because of that I tend to set an alarm for 8ish on the weekday when I want to get some work done. Sometimes though, when I know I've been working super hard I switch that alarm off. Don't get me wrong, my annoying body clock will probably still wake me up as early as usual but being able to stay in bed on my laptop in the mornings for just that little bit longer every now and then does the world of good.

Buy chocolate. Duh. There is always an occasion to buy chocolate. A few weeks ago I had a particularly stressful day so decided to treat myself to a big old share bag of giant chocolate buttons (obviously I didn't share). The breakouts the next day were so worth it.

Get matching underwear.  Like this* amazing set from UK Lingerie. Sometimes it's ok to not be a girlboss, but if you do feel like feeling like one, a matching set is sure to get you there.

Pizza. I really, really shouldn't do this, but I do. I order pizza takeaway for one. Sometimes the cravings are just too much, and I am writing a dissertation right? Do 10,000 words worth of typing burn those calories? Please?

Pamper. Run a bath, treat yourself to that expensive lush bath bomb, and chuck on a cheeky sheet mask. A pamper evening will always help soak off the weekly stress and get me ready for another week of them ahead.

If this post does anything, please let it be that tonight, you treat yourself, in whatever way you wish, because I know you deserve it.

Lucy x


  1. A lie in is the ultimate treat, one of my favourite things especially if my little pup is alseep next to me! :)

  2. Treating yourself is so important! I love getting myself chocolate or a special treat every now and then.

  3. I love this post!! It is soooo important to pamper yourself now and again and that doesn't make you selfish at all! I did a post yesterday about things you can do to be kind and made sure to put in a 'Be Kind to Yourself' kinda thing. Self loving is the best thing right :)

    This has definitely inspired. Hot bath, Mexican takeout and face mask is it for me tonight!! xx

    Kerrabella |

  4. I think it is so important to treat yourself every now and again, I probably do it a little too much!

    Danielle xx

  5. Love this post! It's always a good idea to treat yourself every once in a while. I totally treated myself to a pizza this afternoon, ahah.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  6. I love this post! Could not agree more x


  7. This is so important to do! Buying and wearing matching underwear is literally the best aha x

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

  8. Buy chocolate, pamper yourself and run a bath. I love all of these things and couldn't agree more. Matching underwear and bras- that is the best feeling ever for some reason haha xx

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

  9. Aww I love this post, I totally agree it's important to treat yourself! Chocolate is deffo my fave, and you can't go wrong with a bubble bath! x

    Tiffany x

  10. Taking care of yourself is SO incredibly important. I like that there's more of a focus on that now (maybe more than ever).

    Chocolate is always (and I do mean ALWAYS) a good shout. New lingerie is also a great suggestion! Alternatively, a chat and a coffe goes a long way for me.

    Lovely post, Lucy!

    Social Spying

  11. Couldn't agree more, theres always an occasion for chocolate - also that lingerie set is gorgeous!

    Lucy | Forever September


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