It’s National Splurge Day (yes, really!) so go ahead and spoil yourself…
We all deserve a treat every now and again. Being kind to ourselves isn’t selfish – it’s self-care – and it doesn’t have to cost the earth, either. Here are lots of ways you can spoil yourself rotten without spending it up!
This is pretty much our go-to anytime we want to treat ourselves but that’s because it never fails. Order in from your favourite takeaway and have a chilled night in front of the TV. Feeling adventurous? Order a food you’ve never tried before or (hear us out) swerve your usual takeaway place and TRY SOMEWHERE NEW. Not convinced? No, us neither. Maybe some other time… *orders our usual pizza from the usual takeaway*
Say It With Flowers
Who says we have to wait to be gifted flowers?! Grab a cheery, cheap bunch at your local supermarket to brighten up your bedroom or pick a few flowers from the garden and pop them in a vase (please ask permission first and step away from your mum’s favourite rose bush…).
Eat cake. That is all.
Take A Nap
A quick cat nap can do the world of good for your mood. Having a hectic day? Make time for a nap to recharge your batteries. Snuggle up in your favourite spot, doze off in the sunshine or dive under your covers for a well-deserved power snooze!
Get Your Chef On
Find a recipe that makes you drool and hit the supermarket to pick up any ingredients you might need. Fire up your inner Gordon Ramsay and get cracking on preparing and cooking a tasty meal just for you.*
*(Side note: Don’t be an idiot sandwich in the kitchen – stay safe and ask for help/permission where you need it.)
Power Up Your Playlists
Positive vibes only! Create your own custom playlist filled with happy tunes and feel-good beats. Crank up the volume to full-blast and dance like no-one’s watching or throw on your headphones and get outside for a walk to blow away the cobwebs.
Treat yourself to a night of pampering products and a long soak in the tub. You can mix up a simple face mask at home using ordinary cupboard ingredients like yoghurt, honey, and oatmeal – just search online for lots of great recipes. Create a chilled, laid-back atmosphere by lighting a few candles and playing music in the background. Relax and enjoy!
If you’re in need of a good belly laugh, have a night in with your favourite comedians/comediennes. You could re-watch your favourite stand-up show or stick on a sitcom or movie that’s sure to make you LOL.
A Spot Of Culture
Spend an afternoon at your local museum (entry is often free) or take a walk and visit nearby historical places of interest, such as castles, monuments, or statues. You could spend a few peaceful hours in your local library perusing the books and maybe even borrowing a few to take home with you.
Take a whole day off. It doesn’t matter how you spend it so don’t worry about being productive. Do whatever makes you happy for an entire day. Bliss.