Whether it’s wellness gurus preaching about eating well or fitness fanatics attending every gym class under the sun, there’s the sense these days that taking the time to treat yourself goes against all the progress you make in body and mind by being self-disciplined. Wellbeing, though, encompasses all areas of life and this includes hugely important breaks from the fast lane. Here are five little indulgences to consider that will do wonders for your mood and will give you that bit more energy when it comes to tackling the challenges and obstacles that life can throw in front of us.
A Little Wine
Wine-lovers everywhere have been for some years celebrating the news that a glass of wine does more good than harm to your body. This will for many be enough evidence to crack open a bottle every few nights, but the indulgence in the flavor is only part of the wine experience. Allow yourself the feeling of stress-busting relaxation that comes when you sink into your coach and take a break from your everyday anxieties. This little treat does wonders for your mental health, too. Everything in moderation, of course!
An Impromptu Holiday
Nothing spring cleans the body like a change of scene, and that’s why hopping on a plane to see a new place is becoming ever more popular with women across the country. Book that trip to Mexico’s vuelos baratos a Mazatlan and enjoy fabulous beaches, an atmospheric old town, tropical climate, and oh-so-delicious cuisine. Cocktails, anyone?
A Spa Day
There are two types of people in the world: those who’ve had a massage, and those who haven’t. If you’re unfortunate enough to remain in the latter camp, it’s time for you to indulge in what is one of the most luxuriant treats a lady can give herself. Days at the spa can feel like steam-hugged meanders through heaven’s clouds, and with all the mental well-being benefits coupled with working out all the stresses and kinks in your muscles, there is really no excuse to put it off any longer!
Shoes, bags, beauty products. These are often the holy trinity of beneficial retail therapy adventures and – we all know the feeling – it’s exciting, fun, and an excuse to treat yourself after all that hard work. However, to broaden the canon a little, consider long-term treats that you can pick up in stores. From a scented candle to a good book, little budget-friendly treats can make all the difference to a lifestyle that feels something like a luxury.
Indulgences and treats usually take the form of melted chocolate and steam baths in the imagination, but something new and thrilling, such as go-karting, skydiving, ice skating or paintballing, can bring something entirely different into your life that you never knew you were missing! Discover your next passion: go out and try something crazy!
From self-care and pampering to the spontaneous and downright silly, treats can take very different forms. Open yourself up to the benefits of treats, and you’ll find the guilt-free balance between work and pleasure you’ve been looking for!