The small things really do make a difference. When you’re having a bad day, one small gesture of kindness or a little treat can cheer you up, and when life can be busy or hectic it’s important to find joy and happiness in any place we can. Here are a few of life’s little luxuries
- if you’re having a bit of a rubbish day or week they’re sure to put you in a better mood!
A Great Cup of Coffee In The Morning
It’s rich and luxurious, tastes delicious, and really gets you moving in the morning. It’s no wonder having a steaming cup of joe is such an important part of many of our routines. But you don’t need to stick to watery instant coffee or spend a small fortune in a coffee shop every day. There are so many ways you can pour the perfect cup at home, from machines that use pods to cafetieres and coffee grinders. Sites like CoffeeGrinderHub.com explain some of the benefits of grinding your own at home. So spend a few minutes each morning sat down with a steaming mug and enjoy every moment.
A Pamper Evening Once a Week
A pamper evening allows you to relax, while treating your hair, skin and nails. It allows you to stay feeling fresh and looking your best, while unwinding from the stresses of the day. While you should be sticking to a basic skincare routine every day, once a week you could apply some extra products. A serum or oil after a face mask will leave your skin feeling baby soft. Either purchase one or you could whip up one yourself, sites like rd.com have recipes for DIY masks. You could also apply a hydrating hair mask to your hair, slather your body in a rich body butter and paint your nails. You’ll feel far more put together afterwards and ready for the week ahead. Make time to luxuriate in a hot bath, bonus points for bath bombs, salts or oils to make it even more enjoyable.
A New Piece of Makeup
In a bit of a rut with your style? Maybe you wear the same products day in, day out and don’t experiment much with your look. Treating yourself to a new lipstick, mascara or eyeshadow can help you to switch things up and feel pretty. Why not go for something a bit more high end to really treat yourself? Makeup can be expensive but it does last for a long time so it’s worth the investment if you’ll wear it. Even wearing a slightly different shade of lipstick or your eye makeup in a different way can give you a big boost of confidence- it doesn’t need to be dramatic or way out of your comfort zone.
Getting Lost In a Book
Getting lost in a book really is one of life’s little luxuries. The perfect way to spend a snoozy Sunday or a rainy evening. Ideal for sitting out in the garden in the sunshine- get yourself comfortable and get lost in an entirely new world. When downloading e-books from sites like Amazon is so easy these days, you don’t even have to visit the bookshop. Simply have a browse and purchase one online, and have it delivered to your phone, tablet or Kindle in seconds.