On long and busy days, it can be difficult to find time for yourself and the things you enjoy. In general, we don’t always take good care of ourselves because we’re busy with work or focused on other people. Don’t neglect the most important person in your life. Take some time to spoil yourself! Here are 26 little ways you can spoil yourself right now.
1. Take a mental health day.
Sometimes you need it. Don’t be afraid to admit that and take a day to relax.
2. Think of everything you’ve gotten done.
Instead of stressing over your to-do list, marvel about how much you’ve gotten done already!
3. Compliment yourself.
What do you love about yourself? Spoil yourself with compliments – there’s nothing wrong with giving yourself a little love.
4. Take a bath.
Load up the tub with bubbles and Epsom salts or just sink into pure heat. Soak it up.
5. Heat up your comforter or clothes in the dryer.
This is something you could literally do every day, and damn it feels good.
6. Wear your most comfortable outfit.
It’s simple, but some days, it makes all the difference.
7. Light some candles or incense.
Because your nose needs spoiling, too.
8. Take time to listen.
Whether it’s a handful of songs or an entire album, let yourself lean back and simply enjoy the music you love.
Go somewhere quiet and spend some time with a good story or relaxing poetry.
10. Take a nap.
Twenty minutes is the ideal length for an effective nap. And you’ve got 20 minutes to spare, right?
11. Take a walk.
Instead of sitting on social media, get yourself outside. Breathe in the wild air.
12. Buy yourself flowers.
You don’t need a special occasion! Treat yourself.
13. Take some alone time.
Enjoy your own company, because you make great company.
14. Do something entirely new.
Life is about doing what you enjoy. Spoil yourself by checking something new off your bucket list!
15. Be a kid again.
Fly a kite outside. Make a pillow fort. Eat crappy snacks you swore off years ago. Watch a movie you used to love.
16. Look through old photos.
Relive the best moments of your life, and revisit the people you love the most.
17. Call up someone you care about.
Part of spoiling yourself is letting yourself be loved – reach out to someone.
18. Try out guided relaxation meditation.
And don’t be afraid to fall asleep.
Take some time to just write it out. This can be simple fun or deeply therapeutic or both!
20. Make art.
This isn’t to say you have to fill a canvas with a masterpiece. Doodle, play with some clay, break out the watercolors, whatever! Tap into your creative side.
21. Take yourself out on a date.
Why wait for someone else to give you your dream date? You know exactly how to spoil yourself.
22. Make yourself the perfect dinner.
Enjoy the process of preparing your meal, set the scene with candles, and savor every bite.
23. Watch the sunset.
It’s free beauty, and it happens every single day.
24. Don’t skip dessert.
Stare into the infinite wonder and beauty of this universe you just happen to be a part of.
26. Sleep well.
Whether this means going to bed early or letting yourself sleep in, getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to spoil yourself.