Wednesday, October 7, 2015

5 Ways To Reward Yourself

In the world today it is so easy to get lost in work and other obligations since we are always so connected to our email, texts, social media etc. Peter Minkoff has written a fabulous guest post for today – sharing a few ideas how to reward your self and stay motivated!

Life is one big mosaic consisted of small pieces which keep the balance. If just one tiny piece isn’t where it supposed to be, everything feels wrong. Enjoying in the small joys life can offer is actually the glue that keeps it all together.
Rewarding yourself, from time to time, with things that make you happy, is a great way to be more efficient at work and with home chores and to deal with daily challenges that are both time and energy demanding. How will you reward yourself depends on your lifestyle, wishes and mood in the given time. We’ll propose some options.

Movie (or Binge Watching) Night
You’ve worked so hard and you deserve at least one night off. There is no better way to spend it, than to visit movies with your friend or alone and see the latest hit. Or, if you prefer having relaxing time between your own four walls and watch “Gone with the wind” one more time, why not? And like Scarlet, you should “never be hungry again”, and provide yourself a bowl of chocolate ice-cream, bottle of wine or/and popcorns.

If you want to invest more than just two hours, binge watching “Gray’s Anatomy” or “Game of Thrones” if that’s your cup of tea, is a good idea.
Dinner at Fancy Restaurant
Call your best friend and make a reservation in that French or Italian restaurant people wait for weeks to get a table in. Maybe it will be a little more expensive, but it’s a treat that you can afford at least once in two or three months. A glass of wine, a plate of duck in an orange juice and a chocolate soufflĂ© with raspberries will be enough to keep you happy for the next few weeks.

If you don’t like those fancy restaurants, you can still treat yourself with some meal in urban interesting places.
Nourish Yourself
A woman is happy when a woman feels beautiful. It’s that simple. One beauty day occasionally, will do wonders for your mood, but some time spent in the gym with your bestie will give you both a wonderful and lasting improvement to both your mental and physical health. Gyms are also a great way for millennial to meet new people, and as important as it is to work on your regime, you should take it easy and socialize a bit as well.

Want to be the star of the show? Dish out great recipes to fellow fitness enthusiasts and indulge in smoothies and fruit salads together before and after a workout. If you sign up for a group session, let the others know that you're bringing home made yummies for the whole squad next time!
Shop Your Way to Happiness
Shopping is the best way to reward yourself. Take one whole day to make a true shopping experience. Involve a couple of your friends and head into all the malls, vintage shops, consignment stores and, why not, even flea markets.

Don’t forget to make occasional stops for coffee and gossips. After you’ve reached two full bags, your therapy is officially pronounced a success.

Go Someplace
No matter where you decide to go, it should be a place where you’ve never been before. It doesn’t even have to be an expensive travel. You can just pack your backpack and go hiking on the nearest hill. Camping by the river sounds like a good idea too.

Once a year, make it a big unforgettable destination. Paris? London? Athens? Marrakesh? Wherever you want to go. Make it a tradition. Try traveling alone, it can be a truly amazing experience.

Daily rewards and major splurges are necessary to make this life worth living. Go ahead, indulge yourself!

22 comments:

  1. I always lean towards foods as a reward and that's totally a habit that I'm trying to break! These are some good alternatives!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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    1. I am such a foodie - I am trying to break the same habit. I really like the movie night as an alternative!

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    1. Thank you! Peter really does come up with some very beautiful photos!

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  3. Love this post! Thanks for sharing these tips!

    lifeisashoe

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    1. Happy to see you enjoyed this post :)

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  4. I usually go for the movie time, that in after 15 minutes transforms into sleep time :)


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    1. Haha I am definitely guilty of falling asleep during a movie as well!

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  5. A good movie binge always makes me feel refreshed
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to stop by to read this post :)

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  6. These are great ideas for rewarding yourself! I love rewarding myself by going somewhere, whether it's a vacation or a trip home to see my family :)

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    1. I could always go for a vacation - definitely the best reward, in my opinion!

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  7. I like to reward myself with a little retail therapy! Buying something new is a great way to celebrate an accomplishment or milestone in your life.

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    Vanessa

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  8. I've been obsessed with how to get away with murder recently!
    xoxo
    Rebecca
    rkush.blogspot.com

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    1. I have heard such great things about that show, but haven't gotten a chance to watch it... I definitely need to check that one out!

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  9. Love all these photos! Fab!

    God bless,
    Xo,Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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    1. Peter always puts together such wonderful guests posts! Glad to see you enjoyed this post :)

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  10. I love this list. It's always good to treat yourself!

    Thanks for sharing!

    nialangleyspeaks.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, it really is a good thing to treat yourself!

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