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This Treat Yo Self post is part of the 31 Days To A Happier You Challenge.
Yes! It is time to schedule a day for you to treat yo self! In our last post, we talked all about the joy of anticipation. Plus we made a promise to put something on our calendar to look forward to. If you were coming up blank on things to do, you have no excuse now. You are going to schedule a day of indulgence.
I am seriously hoping you all know where treat yo self day came from. If not that means you have not watched Parks and Rec. It is such a silly but fun show and I highly recommend it. Anyway, if you haven’t seen it, treat yo self day is just a day when two characters on the show treat themselves to whatever they want like getting a massage, fine leather goods, or drinking a mimosa. You know all of those expensive, luxurious, or indulgent things.
Before you run off to your favorite designer store, you don’t have to drop a ton of cash to have a treat yo self day. In fact, you don’t have to spend anything at all and still have the ultimate day of indulgence. Plus spending your rent check or maxing out your credit on a new handbag is going to make things way worse and we don’t want that. If you have the means to buy something you’ve had your eye on go ahead but please don’t feel pressured into spending.
So you want to have a treat yourself day but you don’t know what that would look like…. Well I share my perfect day to give you an idea.
I would start by either getting a babysitter or checking into a hotel by myself. A break from all of my boys is essential for my treat day. I would lounge around in comfy clothes, take a nice bath, read magazines. I’d finally get dressed and go for a walk and have a late lunch at good but cheap place. I’m thinking Pad Thai from a food cart downtown. I’d then do some serious window shopping at Anthropologie and West Elm. I’d spend more time walking around and then I’d go back to the hotel or apartment and get dolled up. I’d meet up with some foodie friends for a nice dinner out or I’d do a date night with the hubby.
So what would your day look like? Would you sleep in and binge Netflix? Would you get out your paints and create your next masterpiece? Maybe go on an all day adventure in your state? Whatever it is that your soul craves but you don’t have time for… that is what you should do for your treat yo self day.