I’ve been treating myself recently. Nothing huge – no luxury spa day, designer handbag or posh dinner out – but I’ve been looking after myself in smaller ways. For example, for weeks I’ve struggled to find any socks in my sock drawer that didn’t have holes in. And I finally did something about it. Buying new socks (and some new pants while I was there) seems like nothing much, but actually it’s those little things that remind me that sometimes I need to prioritise myself and my needs.
I bought myself some new Saltwater sandals. For the last three summers I’ve hardly been out of my Saltwaters, so I know these are a fantastic investment when it comes to cost-per-wear. And they bring me joy. I took a good look at my tshirts and realised they all had holes or stains (or both), so I replaced them with new ones. I had my hair done. Not just my usual ‘I can’t remember when I last had my hair cut so it must be time’ trim, but I had it coloured. I don’t think I’ve never spent so long in the salon for a single appointment. I booked in for my next tattoo (even if I do have to wait until October).
Like I said – nothing life-changing, nothing dramatic. But they’ve all given me a boost. They’re me, telling myself I’m worth it.
So when The National Gallery website offered to send me a few items from their Delacroix range, I opted for things that were a little treat for myself. A gorgeous Moroccan rose scented candle, a pretty gold necklace, a camel egg cup (which I’ve used as a mini planter) that makes me smile.
You know when someone gives you a small gift that makes you feel loved and special? Well, that’s exactly what I’ve done for myself, and it felt just as good.
Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with The National Gallery, but all words and content are my own.