Treat Yo’self

As I work toward a mindset of minimalism, and especially as we start this year on a budget, I’m realizing one of the things I most need to reframe is my idea of treating myself. 

As it turns out, I am pretty awesome. In fact, I rock so hard that I often deserve treats of all kinds, most often in the form of special foods, but sometimes impulse buys of other kinds. (I hope you read all that in my sarcasm font.) It’s easy to justify these expenses, even though they are often a drain on my bank account and a source of additional clutter in my life. 

So how can I reward myself (all of that awesomeness cannot go unnoticed, of course) without cash? It turns out, there are a number of bloggers out there who have faced the same question. It only took about 30 seconds to put together a nice selection:


I’ve only read one so far, and although it seems it was clearly written by and for someone without kids, there were enough good ideas to get the wheels turning. 

To round out today’s small step of rewarding research, I just pampered my hands with the Mary Kay Satin Hands set. (My mom is a consultant.) It’s almost as good as going to bed with shaved legs and clean sheets. Aaahhh…

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