When was the last time you did something to make yourself happy?
It is a fact that somewhere somehow we take ourselves granted. Most of the time we are concerned about pampering others or making them happy. With my personal experience, sometimes I have done things not because it pleases me, but because it pleases someone else.
Is it okay to ignore yourself?
You will find most people complaining about others not loving them, or others not pampering them, when in fact it is you who is ignoring yourself.
I have talked about how important it is to love yourself in one of my previous blogs: How To Start Loving Yourself. Do check it out if you have time.
In this article, I am going to lay down few ways in which you can pamper yourself.
Cook something you like
Given the quarantine life, everyone is suddenly interested in cooking! I receive a minimum of 10 food pictures on my whatsapp everyday. This somewhere compels me as well to cook something nice 😛
What I mean with this point is, cook one meal of your choice. Cook something that you love eating, but haven’t got chance to eat/cook it because your partner/parent/roommate does not like it. Ditch what everyone likes and cook something that makes you happy.
Or if you are someone who doesn’t like to cook, then buy yourself a treat! Like an ice cream or a chocolate or anything that you like.
Indulge in Self Grooming
I know, you are very busy and have a lot of work pressure. Or you have kids and never get time to look after yourself. Take some time out for self grooming. Trust me it is very important. Most of the time we don’t give importance to self grooming as we should. Remember, if you feel good, you look good!
Bursting one myth, grooming is not only for woman! Yes, that’s right. Regardless of what gender you are, try to take care of yourself. It could be a simple skincare routine that you follow everyday or filing your nails or cutting your hair. Do it!
Spend some money on yourself
Is there something that you always wanted, but never really bought it?
I have noticed one thing, we for some reason have a guilt factor when buying something special for us. I remember few years back, I would spend a fortune on gifting something to someone else, but not on myself. I would think thousand times before spending something on myself. Let me know if you also have this intuition.
Now, I have got rid of that guilt factor. I mean, why not? If I work my ass off to earn, why can’t I splurge a little in buying what I like? So, do that. Gift yourself something! Buy something for yourself for once.
I have seen my parents not caring about their needs at all and always buying stuff for us. Parents are always giving, but if you think about it, that sometimes somewhere can trigger unhappiness and frustration in us. After all we all are human, we all have needs. And only when you are truly happy from inside, you will be able to make others happy as well.
Take a day OFF
If you are working or not, take a day off from your daily work. Make it your day. Do whatever you like. Take a long bath, go for a Spa (after the lockdown of-course!), just Netflix and chill, or just sleep if you like! Do whatever that makes you feel better, re energizes you.
“We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be? ” -Meghan Markle
I hope you liked the suggestions to pamper yourself, do let me know if you would like to try any of these. What is your way of pampering yourself?
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