Treat Yourself Tuesday – Tips for Cheap & Calorie-Free Treating

Who’s excited for another Treat Yourself Tuesday?

It’s time to indulge with Becky from Olives ‘n’ Wine, celebrating the little things and enjoying ourselves.

Now, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I’m quite cheap. And I’m forever pretending to watch the waistline. So treating myself with shopping or food, while being awesome, isn’t always my go-to goodie. So if you’re on a budget and a “diet”, what are you to do?

Here are my findings:

    1. Take TIME. The most indulgent of them all. Go for a walk. Take a bath. Watch a bad movie. Read a trashy magazine (or internet tabloid blog if you’re still cheap like me). Do something completely non-productive that makes you happy.

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    2. Enjoy nature or the great outdoors. When you live in a concrete jungle like I do, it’s so refreshing to get outside, like, a real outside. Find a park and got romping through the wilderness. Even if it’s well-manicured.

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    3. Make part of the same-old same-old something special. Instead of pulling on the ponytail and yoga pants, thrown on a nice dress and that necklace you love but never wear. Burn the nice smelly candle while you fold laundry (but keep the sock pile well away from the flame. Trust me on that one). Find little ways to make the things you do every day a little more fun, even if it’s something as silly as going for the lavender breeze instead of the orange zest dish soap.

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What other ways can you treat yourself that don’t involve money or food?

Thanks for reading!

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