5 Small Things You Can Do to Treat Yourself This Month

It’s been a rough year, can we all agree? 2020 has kicked a lot of people’s butts between a pandemic, race riots, and an economic recession. If you’ve been having a hard time finding the positive lately, that is completely understandable. It’s a time where people are in desperate need of some self-care. And there are simple, easy ways for you to treat yourself and lift your spirits.

People hear the phrase “treat yourself” and think it has to mean extravagant trips or big shopping sprees, when really, treating yourself can be simple, low-key things you do on a weekly or monthly basis. You don’t need to splurge on a diamond necklace or fancy massages, you just need to take small steps to show yourself some appreciation. So as you prepare for a new month, keep these few things in mind as little steps you can take to treat yourself and feel better this month.

Heal your body and soul.

Do you ever feel completely run-down, anxious, and overwhelmed? That stress is no good for your body or for your mental health. Treat yourself with healing remedies that can help you relax and slow down for a bit. This can be anything from massage, to a yoga class, to meditation, to herbal remedies, or CBD. If you have anxiety, insomnia, or other mental barriers, you may want to consider CBD or a new type of remedy, CBN. You may be wondering what is CBN? Cannabinol (CBN) is described as a minor cannabinoid that naturally occurs when hemp flowers are left to dry out. While tests are still in preliminary stages for this drug, scientists are seeing promising results for the therapeutic benefits of CBN that could help relieve your mind and soul as a special treat.

Dress up and feel good, just for you.

No matter who you are, dressing up and feeling sexy can bring out your confidence. And you don’t need to dress up for anyone but yourself. Maybe as a treat this month, you can invest in some sexy lingerie that will make you feel powerful and confident. Pull out the lace panties and/or the corset bra and dress yourself up. Take one day, at least, to feel good about your body and unapologetically embrace your sexuality.

Have an at-home spa day.

At least once a month, you deserve a day where you are fully pampered, and you don’t have to spend a fortune at the spa to get it. Set aside a day to treat yourself to the spa treatment at home. Draw yourself a bath, put on that face mask, and pour that glass of wine. Sometimes you just need a reminder that you deserve relaxation and a spa day is a perfect excuse for that.

Take yourself out on a simple date.

When was the last time you took yourself out on a date? Your challenge is to start doing so at least once a month. Get out of the house, mix up your daily routine, and go enjoy something just for you. Take yourself to dinner, go see that (outdoor) movie people have been raving about, or enjoy a nice walk in the park. Doing something just for the joy of it is an important, simple way to give yourself a treat.

Don’t agree to every commitment – it’s OK to say “no.”

Today, being busy is seen as the ultimate sign of achievement. But overworking yourself and over-committing can be detrimental to your health. So as a treat, you need to get in the habit of saying ”no,” not to everything, but at least one or two commitments that you aren’t even excited about. If you’ve been feeling exhausted with too much on your plate, taking something off can be such a relief and a true gift to yourself.