Thursday, October 25, 2012

Treat yo'self

As I am once again a person who works for their weekends,
I am reminded why small treats are essential to your happiness.

Let me explain...

By small treats, I mean ordinary, minor indulgences that we don't give ourselves every single day (or week...or even month).   Small treats are a lovely source of momentary pleasure, a simple indulgence, in our day-to-day lives.  

When we feel depleted and drained, and we have no time or energy to devote to activities that give us a boost -- an evening jog, a family trip to the ice cream shop, or a bubble bath -- we start to feel exhausted, resentful, and angry.

Think about it...
Isn't it easier to be patient with our children and significant other in the afternoon if we had coffee with a friend that morning?  Isn't it more fun to tackle a big afternoon of cooking if you splurged on local, seasonal ingredients from the farmers' market that day?  Don't we feel more attractive and put-together with a fresh, shiny manicure on our fingers?  Don't we feel more relaxed and pampered when we sip from that favorite bottle of wine on a Friday evening?

On the contrary, it may be hard to think of a small treat that's "worth it" so many of our guilty pleasures come at a cost:  that ice cream cone sure has a lot of calories and that trip to the mall for "one" treat may turn into a shopping spree my bank account wasn't planning on!  Or, maybe we're so busy that it is difficult to even think about setting aside time to treat ourselves.

So, here is MY list of small treats that don't cost too much time, energy or money...

Hence, I think small treats are soooo worth it.
Indulging in one (or two!) can do wonders in refreshing our spirits.
So, be sure to treat yourselves today, m' deserve it!

~collage by b~

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