Haven’t you ever wanted to treat yourself? To give into that urge for something sweet or salty, indulge in a little retail therapy, take the day off from work to sleep in. We all want to feel special and appreciated every now and then. Many people are so busy taking care of their families, friends and jobs that they never take time for themselves. But you don’t need to be a celebrity to get the royal treatment!
If this sounds like you – here are five ways to pamper yourself!
1.Get a full body massage or go to the spa
If you want even more luxury, head over to the spa for some relaxation time with friends. Spa treatments are good for your skin, make you look younger and are great for your mental well-being.
The best part about a spa day is that it’s something everyone will enjoy! It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of winter or summer – at least one person can find some relief from their current situation by getting away for an hour or two.
2. Take a bubble bath with candles lit
Bubble baths are known to promote relaxation. Add a bath bomb, bath oils, or some rose petals to get that extra luxurious feeling. Candles are also a nice addition to the tub, as they can help set a relaxing environment and soothing ambiance. The final touch? Throw on some of your favorite tunes and dial down the stress levels – it’s time to unwind.
3. Treat yourself to something sweet
Some people crave chocolate when they are feeling down or need a pick me up. Others prefer fruit loops cereal while some go for ice cream sundaes topped with whipped cream and cherries on top.
Comfort foods can be a comfort to your body, mind and soul. Having something sweet can put you in a better mood, but it can also improve your mental health. Sweet foods are known to stimulate the brain to release serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps control appetite and mood. It also regulates sleep patterns, memory functions and learning abilities. So next time you feel down or in need of some pampering, go treat yourself with something sweet!
Many people are so busy taking care of their families, friends and jobs that they never taketime for themselves. But you don’t need to be a celebrity to get the royal treatment!
4. Get a haircut that makes your hair look shiny and healthy
Believe it or not, the right haircut and color can make you feel like a completely different person. Whether you choose to go to a high priced salon or cut your own hair at home, do what makes you feel good.
A nice haircut and new color can make all the difference in how people see you. Whether you add a touch of color or completely change your style, it’s important to feel confident and happy about the way you look.
The right hair color can add a lot of character to any outfit. If you aren’t sure what colors will bring out the best in your skin tone or eye color, get a professional opinion from a hairstylist who knows how to make you look your best.
5. Buy some new clothes that make you feel fabulous
Retail therapy at its finest! There’s nothing like a new dress or pair of shoes to make you feel good about yourself. Take the time to find something that really makes you feel good and buy it. It’s a small luxury, but one worth indulging in every once in a while! Clothes that fit well and make you look great can be an instant mood booster.
Pampering at Avanti Senior Living
At Avanti Senior Living, residents can enjoy a full-service professional salon offering massages, manicures, pedicures, and aromatherapy. With hair and nail salons on site, Avanti Senior Living residents never have to leave the building for a facial, massage, or any other pampering activity.
If these five suggestions seem a bit out of reach, don’t worry! You don’t have to spend big bucks or go overboard in order to pamper yourself. The important thing is that you do something fun for yourself at least once this week. Taking time for yourself is one of the most important things you can do! It’s important for your health and well-being. So, go ahead and treat yourself!