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Treating Yourself

Discussion in 'Tips' started by DDNatureLover, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. DDNatureLover

    DDNatureLover Member

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    I've always been a big believer in treating myself, as well as treating others that I care about. Sometimes it doesn't take much to lift your spirits. Are there certain things that give you an instant lift? Being outside usually does it for me, although it does depend a bit on the weather. A special tea cup, usually one with a floral or other pretty design on it always makes me feel better. I have a few friends that always make me feel better. It doesn't matter what we talk about, just hearing their voices, or spending a little time with them does the trick. I just bought myself a soft, fluffy new bed pillow and now I'm looking forward to going to bed tonight. What are some little ways you treat yourself? 
     
  2. Alex

    Alex Senior Member

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    Oh I treat myself these days and I think it's so important. There was a point where I didn't think I should, and that happens when you have had a frugal upbringing. I treat myself to a chocolate bar (good one) or a comfort food meal.


    A few years ago I decided that I would always buy good quality pillowcases so I would always sleep on something that was luxurious, and will splurge on a good quality pillow too. I take a pillowcase with me on my travels, just in case. Cashmere is also my treat, and when I do feel the need to feel good, I wear some cashmere. I have some cashmere socks and they really can make you feel good.
     
  3. Panic57

    Panic57 Junior Member

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    I have multiple ways of treating myself. I find that when I'm really stressed out at the end of the day, I need to take a really hot shower or to go swimming in the pool and then take a shower. Water never fails to pick me up and sooth me enough to clear my mind.  I do tend to have my comfort foods that calm me down like mashed potatoes with gravy and fried chicken or a steaming hot bowl of udon.  Citrus drinks like orange juice or hot lemonade also pick me up in a way that coffee doesn't always.  I also splurge on good headphones for quality music time on my computer.
     
  4. LionTurtle

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    I like to treat myself by shopping online for new CDs to add to my collection.  Sometimes after a long day of working two jobs I will also buy myself a mocha frappucino on the way home.  
     
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    I do shop as a form of relaxation or therapy. Sometimes I overdo it and buy too much, but I let it pass because I rarely treat myself and I do try to reward myself from time to time. My shopping behavior might seem odd to some though, as I tend to buy lots of items in bursts and afterwards I hardly buy anything at all anymore aside from one or two items here and there and most of these are even as gifts for others. I usually just buy lots of clothes and shoes and accessories and when I get home I am so excited to try them all on but usually I'm too tired for it at that point, but I do feel good when I do that. 
     
  6. DDNatureLover

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    Bedding is something I have always used to treat myself @AlexI love good quality soft sheets and pillowcases, and I typically use flannel blankets, or sheet blankets as we called them growing up. They're lighter weight than most blankets, and I use two at a time, so I can regulate the temperature to be just right. I'm hoping at some point to be able to replace my mattress, and that would make a big difference, also. 


    I always buy feather/down pillows, and good chocolate is another splurge, as well as special tea, coffees and also soaps. I love shea butter soap, especially almond scented. It really picks me up. 
     
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    I allow myself a cheat meal at the end of the week if I did all my workouts throughout my work days, it takes a lot of discipline and motivation to go to the gym everyday and treating myself a little helps me stay focused. I also like to spoil myself from time to time with a piece of technology, right now I'm looking at a VR headset since it's all the rave nowadays. I'm thinking about the Oculus Rift.
     
  8. JennyorAlice

    JennyorAlice Junior Member

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    There are things that do lift my spirits.  Reading is one thing.  Even if it's just reading a chapter or two from a favorite book.  Taking a nice, warm shower or bath is another.  I know bathing is a must have because I just can't stand not bathing every day.  I don't feel human if I haven't bathed on a daily basis. 


    But I believe it's nice to treat yourself once in a while.  Especially if you've really been working hard at your job and/or doing things around the house. 
     

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