I've been on a path of discovery for awhile now and one of the things I've discovered about myself is that I'm very much a nurturer. In this mothering role, I tend to put others' needs before my own and over time begin to resent others for it. In an effort to begin taking better care of myself I spent a month buying myself small items to remind myself how important I am. I would like help thinking of treats I could buy or find that are inexpensive and not food related. I'm trying to stay away from food-related treats.
An example to get you started....
Magazine subscription (I like this one becaue I get an automatic "reminder" every month for a year)
Why stick to things you can buy? Often the thing we give least to ourselves is time.
I'd buy the bath robe and candles Frog suggested. Then I'd follow it up with a towelling head wrap, a face mask, some nice moisturizer, whatever bath goodies you like and treat yourself to an at-home spa experience.
Aye, time. Sometimes I jump in the car and nip to a small continental cafe about three miles away. I order an espresso, a small cake and sit outside, reading. It costs me about £2.50 and I'm always the better for having gently while away 45 minutes
I agree with you totally! In fact, I'd rather come up with things I don't have to spend money on!
I like your idea about the home spa experience. I did buy myself some Burt's Bee's foot creme that I put on my feet just before bed.
Well KCC here's a few items off my list:
A book light
A nice bath robe
Little pieces of costume jewelry
A bolster pillow
Boofles (Google it lol)
Scarves - both decorative and winter woolly types
Just a few ideas of things I like but never seem to buy
Hey can you give your valuable thinking a flow out here?
Hey ... I just replied to that anyway but - inserting your link to your own forum thread into someone elses will get your butt kicked rh ... you have been warned *nods*
Hmmmmmmmm It might make sense to post your forum thread link here if it was in any way related to my topic....but since I see it is not.....that's rather spammy of you.
Love these! I bought some nice candles during that 30 days of pampering. You've inspired me to get more! I like the scarf idea too with winter coming up. Thanks!
What a nice idea KCC. Here are some ideas and they don't all require money -
some nice perfumed candles
bath crystals (if you like to take a bath)
some flowers from your garden (or a shop if you don't have one)
take yourself out for a nice coffee/movie or similar
an hour relaxing in a nice garden with a good book
a walk in a forest
More great ideas! Taking a scenic drive would fit in there too!
You mentioning buying flowers reminded me of buying small outdoor decorations for the porch, like windchimes, etc. I love to sit out on my front porch and listen to my windchimes.
Wind chimes are a great idea if you like them KCC. They would drive me NUTS!
Pople watching- a cafe with a coffee and a book or newspaper and watch the people walk by
a flavored coffee
an old classic movie
a good book
During that 30 days I did buy some classic 80s movies like "Pretty in Pink", "The Breakfast Club", etc. and enjoyed movie night with my daughter.
I also bought a few books. A good book is actually what started me on that journey in the first place.
I might try a picnic for one.
For myself it is always a book. I love Nora Roberts and wait for her next one impatiently but just finished "The Passage" by a new author I havent read before, Justin Cronin/very interesting turn on a vampire theme/unfortunately did not end well/Nora Roberts ALWAYS ends well lol
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