November 14, 2017

The importance of treating yourself

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.

You might also enjoy: 5 ways to get into a better headspace.


Lucy x

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