How many times have you been hovering over the ‘Checkout’ button on an online store or picking up, then putting back items when you’re out and about shopping? When’s the last time you bought yourself a treat?
Honestly until last weekend I couldn’t tell you the last time I went shopping and treated myself to something, whether that be a new Lush product, an item of clothing I’ve had my eye on or a new Blu Ray.
I’m terrible at giving myself a treat.
I find it difficult to justify spending money on myself which could be put towards other things. Bills. Savings. Or buying gifts for other people.
When I buy something for myself, something I like to call post treat guilt sets in and I beat myself up for treating myself. But why? I can’t be the only one this happens to.
The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.
– Sonya Friedman
It’s OK to treat yourself.
I’m trying to learn and get used to the idea that it’s OK to treat yourself once in a while. In fact it can do wonders for your mental well-being.
Now I’m not saying you should comfort shop or use shopping as coping mechanism if you’ve had a bad day – you don’t want to get yourself into debt. But there isn’t anything wrong with treating yourself once in a while – remember, everything in moderation.
It’s all about self-care and buying yourself a little something that you see as a luxury can be a great way of valuing yourself.
So, with that in mind here are a few things I’ve treated myself to recently.
Treat 1 – Bath bombs from Cherry Bomb Boutique, Etsy
While hunting for some gifts for a couple of family members I stumbled upon Cherry Bomb Boutique and couldn’t resist their “cherry bomb” bath bomb! I’m a little obsessed with the song of the same name.
It smells amazing! I really can’t wait to try it.
Treat 2 – Socks from Accessorize
I went into Accessorize shopping for a new crossbody bag as mine has two(!) holes in the lining. I didn’t find any I likes but came out with three pairs of themed socks.
Treat 3 – Face masks from Primark
I haven’t treated myself to a nice face mask in a while and these were very cheap at £1 each so I snapped them up.
Treat 4 – Love Hearts cupcake kit from Home Bargains
Love Hearts were one of my favourite sweets as a child. I spotted these on the shelf during my recent foos shop and they hopped in my basket. I’ve yet to try it out yet but will post a review when I do.
Do you treat yourself? Do you ever suffer from post-treat guilt? Let me know in the comments. 😊