We’re not just talking about getting a new hairdo or having your fancy pants nails done. Pampering can come in a wide variety of wondrous forms. Check out 6 of our favourite unexpected and easy ways to pamper yourself.
Pamper #1: Bring the outside in
Do the hippy-herbal thing and go out to pick some flowers. They’re nature’s little miracles, they’re free and they brighten up the house! There’s nothing like having fresh flowers about the place and they can make you feel brighter on the inside too. Note: if you don’t have a garden and you’re not too keen to stalk your neighbours ninja-style, lash out and buy some cheap ones at the supermarket. They’re worth every pretty penny.
Pamper #2: Nana nap… in style
Take a minute to hotel-luxury style your bedroom, whether that means putting on crisp new sheets, dimming the lamps and lighting a gorgeous candle or just shoving your smelly slippers under the bed, make that sacred space bewdifool! Now, put on some mega comfy PJs and fluffy socks before snuggling in. Deep breath in, deep sigh out. Hello gorgeous pillow, my old friend. Hug. Mmmmm.
Pamper #3: Have a be-nice-to-your-feet hour
Soak them in warm water with some yummy scented stuff, dry them with a fluffy towel, maybe tame the feral bits with a pumice stone before the fun bit – massage them with some other yummy scented stuff. Maybe even get someone else to do it or use a foot massager! This can all be done in front of the TV while watching a Ryan Gosling movie. Just saying.
Pamper #4: Watch a Ryan Gosling movie
Or Hugh Jackman. Or any episode of Pride and Prejudice, for that matter. Okay, anything that stars someone who makes your heart sing and causes you to emit audible sighs every now and then. The power of roms and/or coms cannot be underestimated! Wine and chocolate is strongly recommended. (Do this on a feasting day. Or, if you’re on a fasting day, change your mind. Hah! Don’t you just love unbreakable?!)
Pamper #5: Go plant shopping
Honestly, when is the last time you went to the nursery? It is chock-full of wonderful earthy smells, flowers and greenery, often with a water feature or two thrown in. Bonus: Some burly staff member will undoubtably offer to help carry your new vegetation bestie (BVF) to the car. Saying ‘yes please’ is strongly recommended. (Warning: DO NOT politely decline and lug BVF to the car on your own. Falling face-first into a pot plant is pretty much the opposite of pampering oneself.)
Pamper #6: Undertake a new undie quest
This brave journey must begin with getting rid of old undies and yes, that includes those ones that haven’t completely lost their elastic and have less than three holes. The one-wired-cup bras need to go too. You’re shrinking woman! Chuck, chuck, chuck. Now, get thee to the mall and indulge! You may even choose to have a fitting now that the whole thing seems less embarrassing than during your pre-weight-loss journey days, but regardless, also buy something you think is pretty. And sexy. S-E-X-Y. You heard us. Now go home and put those holy-grail-undies on. Even if no-one else knows you’re wearing them – you know. Hehehe.
Right, now where’s that Ryan Gosling movie?
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