5 Amazingly Easy Ways To Spoil Yourself Today

Are you as bad as I am when it comes to setting aside time to spoil yourself?

I put it off. Make excuses. Shower that love and attention on others – family and friends – and if there’s some energy and time left over, I may squeeze in some me-time which usually consists of napping or hiding from my four-year and eating the last cookie. (No judgement zone, Divas, no judgement zone!)

Here’s the thing, that doesn’t cut it.

I regularly tell women that they are AMAZINGLY AWESOME and they need to invest time and energy into building themselves up, promoting their products and services and scheduling time to care for themselves. And I often find myself failing miserably at doing the same for myself.

That’s usually how it happens. The one who pushes others to do it is the one who needs to take their own advice regularly. Side note – if you have someone like this in your life, I challenge you to check-in on them from time to time. They are usually the one who is always pouring into others, the first person that others call when they have challenges and need to vent and often put aside their personal trials and heartaches to help others.

So here’s the deal, I want to challenge you to allow yourself to spoil yourself today. No putting it off. No procrastination. Just do it.

5 Amazingly Easy Ways To Spoil Yourself Today

5 Ways To Spoil Yourself Today

# 1: Treat yourself to something simple that makes you happy: sprinkles on your ice cream, extra caramel drizzle on your favorite caffeinated drink, new pens (because YES!!!) and a journal with a great quote that inspires you, a pedicure with a bright and vibrant color, the list is endless!

# 2: Give yourself 15-30 of quiet time. Put your phone on silent, shut down social media, and just be in the moment. Whether it’s complete silence or .listening to your favorite music or audio book. Bonus points if you diffuse some essential oils like lavender, ylang ylang, chamomile or frankincense.

# 3: Take some time to schedule out self-care dates and moments. Put it on your calendar, set a reminder or reminders and stick to it. Get crazy and set up a countdown to the awesomeness that is time with you, yourself and Hey Girl! – yes, YOU!

# 4: Smile at yourself in the mirror, wear your favorite fragrance or lip color (or both!), take the time to do those little things you might skip over when feeling rushed and hurried. You’re worth it and it’ll make you feel awesome!

# 5: Make an experience of the little moments in your life. Add some home-made fizzies to your shower for a spa experience, add whipped cream and your favorite syrup to your morning coffee (or afternoon or evening) cup of coffee (a quick glance at my Instagram account lets you know this is one of my favorite indulgences), serve a meal on your “good” plates, walk through your day as though your theme music was playing whenever you made moves.

These are just some simple, but effective, ways to spoil yourself that do not take a lot of time and effort on your part. It allows you to be in the moment and give yourself the care and attention that you need and deserve.

So, let’s hear it Diva, how will you spoil yourself today?

  • Once I get my first big paycheck I’m spoiling myself by getting some new patio furniture! Since the weather is going to be nice in the evenings now it will be perfect for me sit out back (between taking calls) and for when Mo wants to play out back. And on my off days you know I’ll be kicking back with some homemade sangrias on that new furniture. 🙂

  • I love new pens and markers! I’m trying to make it a habit to pick up a new book to read each week; just something light and fun and totally for me… but as I write this I realize it’s been a few weeks. It is hard to make ME a priority. Thanks for the reminders and suggestions.

  • I love new pens. I’m a sucker for pens and journals. I have too many but just can’t help myself. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you found some great posts to visit this week!

  • nsalama1

    Great suggestions! Sometimes just taking some time for yourself can make a huge difference.

  • I don’t spoil myself enough. However, I’ve been making sure I take time to read more for pleasure again. That’s become something I look forward to each week.

  • I think the main thing is that we’re constantly told we have to care for others – and somehow, it’s always implied that taking care of yourself is going to take away from that.
    Complete nonsense, of course, but it can be so heard to realise that over all the voices telling you otherwise…

  • I have learned to take care of me. When I’m at my best, I’m more productive and able to sufficiently take care of others in my life without losing myself.