Why You Should Treat Yourself More Often

Life can be hard. It can be stressful and chaotic and all too often sad. So, it is really important for our mental health and wellbeing that we take any opportunity we can to embrace the good parts of life. Treating yourself is absolutely part of this equation.

Many of us do not treat ourselves nearly as often as we should simply because we don’t think we deserve a treat, but we all deserve to be happy and we do deserve to have nice things. Below, you will find some very good reasons to go out and treat yourself right now:

You deserve it

Yes, it can be this simple. Life is tough and we all do our best to muddle through it as best we can. That’s why we deserve to go to that concert our favorite band is putting on or why we should definitely splurge on those fancy Drew Estate cigars from time to time. We do our best and we deserve a treat. It really is as basic as that.

It can be good for your mental health

When you are feeling down, treating yourself can be a good way to boost your mood. When you eat a piece of chocolate or have a massage or otherwise do something that you really enjoy, it will increase your dopamine and that hit of dopamine will help to make you feel happier than you did before you treated yourself.

It can help you de-stress

Life can be pretty stressful what with long working hours, kids to care for, and chored to get through, and it is fair to say that being constantly under stress can raise your blood pressure, increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes and cause all manner of other serious health issues. By simply allowing yourself to have a little treat, you can lower your stress levels, and thus improve your overall state of health in the process too.

It makes life worth living

Life is meant to be enjoyed. However, many of us simply do not get enough enjoyment out of day-to-day life for one reason or another. Lige feels flat and boring; every day is the dame and there is nothing to look forward to.

If you give yourself permission to treat yourself every day or maybe even once a week, it will ensure that you always have something to look forward to and life will seem much more enjoyable if you do.

Thre is no advantage in denying yourself the things you love in moderation if it means your life will be lesser without them, so it makes sense to allow yourself more teats while you still can.

As you can see, treating yourself is one of the best things you can do with yourself. That does not mean you should overindulge or spend more than you can afford, but you should try to do something little every day, even if it is just having a hot bath, that feels like a treat to you.

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