October 13th is National Treat Yo’ Self Day thanks to the popular TV show ‘Parks & Rec’. It has become a day of indulgence and practicing self-care. But why wait until this one day of the year to remind yourself to Treat Yo’ Self?!
In reality, finding an hour in your day to spend doing anything for yourself is a rare occurrence, however, it really is anecessity! The important thing to remember is that treating yourself doesn’t always have to mean extravagant shopping sprees or trips that cost an arm and a leg. It can be as simple as pouring yourself a glass of wine and putting on your favorite movie or going for a walk on the beach. It is simply something that makes you relaxed and happy.
Here are five reasons why it is vital to treat yourself every so often.
Feel Rejuvenated!In a world that is go go go, it can be really hard as a parent to find any down time for yourself, which can lead to burnout and a ripple effect of negativity. Taking some time to focus on yourself can help to reset your system and spark motivation.
Reduces Stress.Treating yourself can greatly affect your overall stress levels and is good to practice when considering long-term stress management. We have all heard about the devastation stress can play on a body, both physically and mentally, therefore, maintaining a healthy level of indulgence is linked to an individuals overall wellbeing.
Helps Create/Maintain Healthy Relationships.It is difficult to give from an empty cup. When you feel half empty, it’s harder to give to others. Bottom line. Practicing consistent self-care and meeting your needs will allow you the strength and confidence to give to others.
Boost Your Self Confidence. Maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself can produce positive feelings, which helps improve self-esteem and confidence.
Boost Your Mood. By prioritizing your needs in the midst of a crazy life schedule, you can elevate your mood and create healthier habits for the long run!