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10 Little Indulgences For Yourself

Sometimes we can all get in a funk. Maybe for no reason or just a bunch of stuff piling up at once. I know for me, something that always helps is a little indulgence. It doesn’t have to be food, because if you’re like me you’re always trying to be healthy! So I am sharing 10 little indulgences for yourself you can do if you need a pick me up!

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10 Little Indulgences For Yourself

  1. Pamper Yourself. This doesn’t have to be expensive. You can do an at home face mask, give yourself a pedicure, paint your nails, take a bubble bath, etc. If you want to pamper yourself in a more expensive way you can treat yourself to a mani/pedi (my personal fav) go get a blow out, get a massage, etc.
  2. Naps. I think naps are indulgent at least for me because as much as I love them, I always think of other things I could be doing. Laundry, cleaning, working out, work, etc. But man when I do indulge in a nap…it’s so good.
  3. Go Shopping. This is a treat at least right now. With a little baby at home it’s rare these days that I get any time to do things by myself. I don’t mind taking him to the mall with me or to a store but it’s all on a schedule and about timing. Plus it’s a bit hard to maneuver a stroller in a dressing room. Praise the lord for HUGE Nordstrom dressing rooms. You guys know what’s up!
  4. Reading. Again very rare that I have a TON of time to read right now. I do read quite a bit before bed but I also like to spend time with my husband. I sneak in some reading time while doing cardio at the gym since I can read on my phone and sometimes while my little buddy is napping. But usually naps are reserved for work or eating or showering. So for me reading is a huge indulgence. If you need an indulgence picking up a new book or checking out some from the library are awesome.
  5. Working out. You are probably wondering why I have working out as an indulgence. I personally LOVE to work out and take fitness classes, so having an hour to do that is huge for me. Thankfully we are past the two month marker and I can bring my little guy to the gym with me. Their nursery is amazing and I feel completely secure leaving him there while I work out for an hour. I also love that my gym has amazing barre and spin classes as well as a variety of TRX classes. If I am feeling REALLY indulgent I work out with my trainer. If you are like me and finding an hour to work out is a treat this is an indulgence for you.
  6. A glass of wine. Speaks for itself, am I right?
  7. A Starbucks treat. Again speaks for itself. It doesn’t cost a ton and it’s nice to treat yourself to a latte, frap, or peach green tea lemonade. Whatever you prefer.
  8. Seeing a movie alone. This is probably my favorite thing on this list. Pre baby one of my favorite past times was going to a 10 or 11 AM movie on a Friday. I would work out first, grab a Starbucks latte and go see a movie. Usually something that Andrew would have no desire to see. It’s so nice to sit alone and see a movie.
  9. Going for a walk. Kind of like working out I love going for walks. Right now the weather is amazing and we walk about an hour or so a day. I listen to a podcast, baby boy usually naps or marvels at the outside world and we have a grand ole time. Pre baby I would usually walk a little longer and on the trails with a good podcast.
  10. A Netflix binge. Who doesn’t love a good Netflix binge? Binge on that show that your significant other would NEVER want to watch. My favorites are here.

These are some of my favorite little indulgences. They are great to treat yourself to from time to time.

I would love to know what little indulgences to do for yourself you would suggest?

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  1. I’m all for the Netflix binge, haha! I also like to journal to relax. It makes me less anxious and sorts my mind out.

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  2. Self-care is so important, even if it means lounging on the couch and watching Netflix! Loved your ideas!

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  3. I love this list of reminders! As moms and entrepreneurs, we forget to take care of ourselves. I find that even the smallest tasks to help ourselves relax remind us that we care about us. Allocating twenty minutes is all it takes to feel more relaxed so making a list of things you can do in 20 minutes to help you relax and posting it on the wall will give you a visual reminder on those stressful days.

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  4. shelley wrote:

    One of my favorite indulgences is to use a favorite body wash for my morning shower. I love the wonderful smell and it starts my day off right. Hey, a girl’s gotta bathe anyway, right?

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  5. Wine, netflix and shopping are my biggest indulgences! I love a good binge watching night of netflix with a glass of wine!

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  6. I love each of these! I’ve done #8 before too and loved that I didn’t have to look for two or more seats in the movie theater or pick a movie that everyone wants to see.

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  7. Brittany wrote:

    I am so jealous that your gym has so many options! I love my barre/yoga studio, but I wish I had just a regular gym membership as well. I can’t justify both in my budget. I also loooooove naps! They totally feel indulgent!

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  8. I took to reading this weekend. There are so many books sitting on my to read pile and I finally gave myself the time to read one. Working out is my next goal.

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  9. I love these! I’m totally with you on finding a way to pamper yourself, reading, or even taking a nap. Those are all favorites of mine. 🙂

    Lauren

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  10. Self care is so important and these are wonderful ideas to spend a little time doing. I have recently started reading more for myself and it has been lovely!

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  11. Katie wrote:

    I love number 6! So true! Enough said. lol Thanks for reminding us that we all need to take better care of ourselves.

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  12. A bath and a face mask is indulgent for me – and I love it!

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  13. Diana wrote:

    I have a little one too and totally have done all those things on your list!!!
    Cheers
    Diana
    http://www.seaofblush.com

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  14. Oh girl, I need a BIGGGGG glass o’ wine tonight after how things have been lately…OY.

    Coming Up Roses

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  15. Can’t say I’m with you on the work out…but I am always up for a good Netflix binge. Your blog is beautiful. Taking a moment here was a bit of an indulgence!

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  16. Neha Saini wrote:

    If there’s something I love more than anything else, it’s ME. I felt like, every single point is written for me. So damn relatable!

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  17. NAPS! Yes & always. I’m in need of one right now haha. 🙂

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  18. Katie wrote:

    I’ve taken myself to the movies a few times and truthfully, the first time I thought it was going to be super awkward but it’s actually one of my favorite ways to treat myself to something special!

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  19. Liz Mays wrote:

    You’re giving me some great ideas. I used to sit down at the table and work on a puzzle to relax. Working out is always a reliable way to reduce stress too.

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  20. Sara wrote:

    Great ideas! I just recently discovered the joy of going to a movie by myself. There are so many movies my husband has no desire to see, but I do! I love catching a late-morning show so I’m back at home when kids are done with school!

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  21. I love taking naps and working out. I am thankful that both my babies are napping at the same time in the afternoon so I usually try to nap for about 20 minutes. Also, I teach a few classes a week at the local gym so I am able to get in my workouts guaranteed every week. And last but not least…wine! 🙂

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  22. Alex wrote:

    I love all the things on this list. Well, except for the working out one LOL. I like to buy myself flowers from the supermarket to brighten up my house. Seeing fresh flowers always puts me in a good mood.

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  23. Divya wrote:

    #6 speaks to me the most.
    Obviously.
    But yes, these are all indulgences that we all need time and time again to keep us going!

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  24. Emily wrote:

    Girl, I am with you on this whole list! Especially the pedicure. That is my #1 next indulgence!!!

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  25. I am all about these tips! Self-care is so important no matter what stage you’re at in your life. Reading a book especially feels like such a treat to me because I never have time – I make it my rule I can only read at the gym so I can not just multitask but also motivate myself, haha!

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  26. When I was younger I felt like naps were childish. When I entered my thirties I started looking at naps as a joyful event in my day.

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  27. lisa wrote:

    I’m a big fan of me time, especially with four kids. Sadly I have yet to take in a movie alone but I get my binge watching on Netflix in!

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  28. Kim wrote:

    Naps, reading and workouts are all my jam!!! I was just saying how much I LOVE naps to some colleagues today.

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  29. Helen wrote:

    I am all for pamper nights (a little too often). Workouts is something I need to try- I love the feeling but I get too lazy to go.

    Great tips!

    x Helen http://www.seaandstyle.com/blog/

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  30. Jen wrote:

    I love naps! I always buy myself fresh flowers every week when I’m at the store as a treat. It reminds me daily that there is such beauty in the world and I need to stop and take time to appreciate it.

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  31. Definitely working out and reading for me. I read for a little bit almost every night before I go to bed.

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  32. All good ideas! However I’ve never gone to a movie alone and not sure I could. But it’s so important to take care of ourselves in any way we can – life is hard; gotta do nice things for yourself!

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  33. michelle wrote:

    Love this list. It is so important to do these types of things for yourself. I love the Starbucks one because I usually tell myself it’s just a waste of money, but it actually does improve my mood, which is worth every penny. I love shopping and being alone is good too… I may have to try the movie idea, even though it sounds kinda scary for me. Haha

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  34. Chelsea wrote:

    You’re so right with the working out. I got my workout in this AM and it makes all the difference.

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  35. Heather wrote:

    Oh I love taking day naps! I hope to take more of them when both kids are in school full time next time.

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  36. Akaleistar wrote:

    Love these ideas! I rarely take naps, but today, the thought of a nap sounds amazing 🙂

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  37. I love to read, but these days, when I find I have so little time, reading would seem like an indulgence! I need to start doing it more, even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day!

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  38. Greta wrote:

    These are all great indulgences! Naps and a glass of wine are two of my favorite options!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

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  39. I love these. They are so simple, but when you are a busy mom and little to no time for yourself, these little indulgences are so necessary.

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  40. I love to read!! It’s me time! I have 5 new books this week that I am so exited to read!!

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  41. katriza wrote:

    I’m all for the endulging of netflix binging! I love to relax on nights without my kids so I can catch up on something good on Netflix!

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  42. Jacey wrote:

    This is so important! Some times I get so stuck thinking that I just have to work and work. There is nothing like a good Netflix binge! I love the idea of having a mini spa day at home, it’s cheaper and can just just as nice 🙂

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  43. Sara wrote:

    I’m pretty sure everything I love to do is on this list, lol. I also love taking a walk when the weather is perfect. It helps me clear my head!

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  44. Reading and napping are my favorite indulgences. I think I might add working out. I do feel good after doing it, but I’m such a procrastinator about it.

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