In my Weight Watchers meeting last week we talked about small ways to treat yourself. This could be when you reach your goal weight or a mini goal such as upping your excercise or drinking more water. Or simply because you deserve it!
Firstly, what is ‘Wellness Works’?
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know I’ve been a Weight Watchers member for some time and as a result, I’ve seen the plan go through many changes over the years. So when they announced things would be changing again, I was dubious. Another new plan? 🙄 Or at least that’s what I thought.
Fast forward three months later and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the revamp and the new ‘Wellness Works’ (WW) concept, where the focus has switched from not only weight loss, but to improve your wellbeing as well. Which explains the reason behind last week’s meeting talk. 🙂
What I like about Wellness Works is its no longer about the number on the scales – although they do still offer weighing sessions, if you want to know how your weight is progressing – it’s about being healthier and feeling good about yourself.
Small ways to treat yourself
Needless to say I was greatly inspired by my Wellness Works meeting last week and, with that in mind, I’d like to share some ideas of small ways to treat yourself.
Buy yourself flowers
Who says you can’t buy yourself flowers? I think flowers can be a great way to cheer you up and make your living space look and feel brighter.
If you feel flowers are a waste of money because they die off fairly quickly, I hear you(!), which is why I favour indoor plants as a great alternative. 🙂
Indulge in your favourite treat
Whether that’s a seriously decadent treat, like a bar of your favourite chocolate, or a coffee from your go-to coffee shop, pick yourself up something and savour it. Don’t rush to finish it and take your time to enjoy the moment.
If you’re looking to save money, you could even bake one of your favourite treats or cook a favourite meal.
Catch up with friends
Making time to catch up with friends can be so beneficial to feeling good. Whether that’s a night out together, catching the latest movie at the cinema, or chatting over Messenger; I always feel better for it.
Whether that’s getting your hair or nails done or relaxing in the bath with a face mask. Do something nice for yourself that makes you feel good and gives you a little confidence boost at the same time.
Change your bed sheets
Of course this is something you should be doing on a regular basis anyway, but there’s nothing quiet like the feeling of fresh bedding when you go to bed. You could also treat yourself to a new duvet yet.
Buy that ‘wish list’ item.
You know the one, it’s been on your wish list for ages but you always find a reason (often a good reason) to put the money elsewhere. Which is something I’m guilty of doing often.
Maybe it’s a special dress? The latest Lush bath bomb (I’m after the dinosaur egg myself)? Or an eye shadow palette? Either way, treating yourself with a little purchase you’ve had your eye on for ages can be a great way to boost your mood.
Try something new
Sometimes having a break from your norm and trying something new can feel so good.
Book a trip somewhere new or sign up to a local class to try something you haven’t done before. It doesn’t have to feel scary or intimidating but if you are worried, take a friend with you.
Read or watch something
Relaxing with a good book or watching a great show or movie on TV can be a great way to relax and, if youre always on the go, the perfect way to treat yourself too.
Reading or watching something helps me recharge my batteries and get some much needed alone time.
Eat your favourite ice cream
Another indulgent treat! Pop down to your local ice cream shop or buy a tub of your favourite and enjoy.
My go-to is Ben & Jerry’s with almond milk.
Buy yourself a new item of clothing.
If you’re treating yourself for hitting a weight loss goal then new clothes, or at least a new accessory can be a great way to do so.
But if you are on a tight budget, try visiting charity shops or hold a clothes-swapping event with friends.
At my WW meeting there’s a lady who pops a £1 coin in a jar for every pound (lb) she looses. Then she buys a new item of clothing when the jar is full. Which I think is a great idea. 😊
Of course it doesn’t have to be treat for weight loss goal! Perhaps a £1 for inches lost or a £1 for each day you’ve given up a habit (such as smoking).
Take a nap
It’s well known that many of us aren’t getting enough sleep and a quick 20 – 30 minute nap has been found to boost your mood, alertness and performance. Although I wouldn’t recommend trying this at work and having to explain to your boss lol.
To make it a little more indulgent spritz a bit of lavender on your pillow, a scent which is known to aid sleep.
Visit an animal shelter or pet store
Who doesn’t love seeing and cuddling animals? I enjoy seeing they’re happy smiling faces looking up at me and, if you have the space / time / money, why not adopt or buy one? Then you get to enjoy those cuddles even more. 😊🐶🐰🐹
Go on a staycation
A staycation is when you take a vacation by exploring where you live. Whether that’s your home town or city or another area in your own country.
It can be a great way to get some much needed time away, while saving money on airfare or other means of transportation.
Looking for some staycation ideas? Check out my staycation series here.
How do you treat yourself? Let me know in the comments. 😊