Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #15



Thirteen Inexpensive Things You Can Do To Pamper Yourself!



1. Buy a small bar of GOOD chocolate. Maybe you can't afford Godiva, but you can buy a Lindt bar or truffles for under $2.

2. Turn off your computer/TV/Cell phone, etc...and close your eyes for five minutes and just breathe.

3. Buy a new paperback book!

4. Spend the afternoon at an art gallery.

5. Browse the mall and treat yourself to lunch.

6. Take yourself to a movie. (If you go to a matinee it's usually cheaper.)

7. Draw a hot bath and soak for at least 20 minutes.

8. Go to the drugstore/department store and busy some travel/trial samples of products you've always wanted to try.

9. Take yourself to a coffee shop and treat yourself to a specialty coffee/tea/hot chocolate. Something you've never tried before.

10. Give yourself a facial.

11. Check out a lecture/course at the local university/college, etc... They have something for all different interests and budgets. Many lectures are free.

12. Take a walk--preferably in the park or somewhere away from traffic.

13. Buy a magazine you've never tried before--something that peaks your interest.

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24 comments:

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Very true--little things can mean so much, especially when we do it for ourselves! Great list!

Shelley Munro said...

Life should be full of little things like this, NJ. We'd all be a lot less stressed!

N.J.Walters said...

It is the little things that can mean the most, Joely.

Amen, Shelley.

charleneteglia said...

Nice list, NJ.

N.J.Walters said...

Thanks, Charli!

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

When I was younger and went on a lot of cheap dates, I used to go local U of M lectures all the time. I never do that anymore. It's a wonderful idea.

LA Day said...

#3 & #7 my favorite things to do. Hope everyone finds a few minutes for pampering.

Lisa Andel said...

I go for the books. When I'm really in need of some time off, I read.

The little things are really better anyway. I can dream of going to a tropical island, but the reality of planning and executing the trip, etc, takes a whole lot more time than picking up a book, or a bar of chocolate.

N.J.Walters said...

LOL I'm still a cheap date, Nancy. *g*

Nothing like a new book, LA.

A book and some chocolate and I'm a happy woman, Lisa. :-)

Lesley said...

These are all splendid ideas! I'd love to take five minutes to just breathe! I'd have to put the tiny one in suspended animation though I believe. hehehe

Ann said...

Cool list, anything that can lower the stress level in your life is a good thing. Happy TT.

Erin the Innocent said...

Awesome ideas :) I must explore some of them!

Ann Aguirre said...

Those are some great ideas.

N.J.Walters said...

It's amazing how little time we actually take to stop and breathe, Lesley.

Thanks, Ann.

There are a lot of fun ones to try, Erin. :-)

Thanks, Ann A!

Nicole Austin said...

There are so many inexpensive things you can do for youself. I buy a bag of the Dove chocolate dark squares for a couple of dollars. They make for a wonderful little break. Great list, NJ!

Tempest Knight said...

Ooooh... I love #1!!! *wg*

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

This list is wonderful, NJ. I felt relaxed and rejuvenated just reading it!

Being a chocoholic, my eyeballs zeroed in on #1 and I wholeheartedly agree! We're worth that tasty little indulgence. :-D

N.J.Walters said...

Exactly, Nic. And chocolate is always at the top of the list. *g*

See above, Tempest. *g* Chocolate is always #1.


Thanks, Daisy. I'll admit to being partial to #1 as well. :-)

Christine d'Abo said...

I'd love to give myself time to nap. That would make me feel so good today...

I love to treat myself with a nice, long, hot bath too. Heaven.

Rhet said...

You forgat reading you?

Tsk tsk.

N.J.Walters said...

There's nothing more decadent than an afternoon nap, Christine.

Reading is a necessity, Rhet. LOL

Robin L. Rotham said...

I'm another in the "read a book" camp. And yes, I'd have to agree about the good chocolate. Some rich, dark fudge with walnuts in it...mmmmmmm...





Okay, what were we talking about again?

N.J.Walters said...

LOL Leave out the walnuts, Robin, and I'm with you.

Jean Marie Ward said...

Great list. I'd add just one more: Talk to a good friend. I'm so glad long distance fees are tiny or non-existant these days.
BTW, glad you liked the T13. I figured it was good for a giggle, and you never know when it might come in handy. We live in hope at any rate. :D
Cheers and best wishes,
Jean Marie