POPSUGAR Smart Living

22 Cheap Ways to Treat Yourself

Mar 9 2014 - 5:00am

You've worked hard this whole week, so it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the weekend! Give yourself a treat to feel rejuvenated and make yourself feel good. Don't worry, treating yourself doesn't always mean pricey massages at the spa or weekend getaways. Here are plenty of wallet-friendly suggestions.

  1. Relive your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory memories and treat yourself to a bar of chocolate. Remember how Charlie savored each bite of the Willy Wonka chocolate bar? Eat yours in the same manner and relish every bite.
  2. Buy yourself a steak and cook it. It's much cheaper than going to a steak house! Eat it while drinking a glass of affordable red wine.
  3. Grab a few friends and go on a picnic in a nearby park.
  4. Watch reality show reruns or shows saved on your DVR with a bowl of chocolate ice cream.
  5. Explore a museum you've never been to.
  6. Reread your favorite book (maybe The Hunger Games trilogy?).
  7. Go to your local coffee shop and try a new coffee flavor. Bring your laptop with you and catch up with friends and relatives over email.
  8. Take a walk around your neighborhood.
  9. Bake cookies and nibble on some of the cookie dough when you're stirring the mix.
  10. Watch funny animal videos on YouTube.
  11. Go see a movie you've been dying to see. No one to watch it with? Be bold and go alone!
  12. Take a relaxing bubble bath and play some soothing music in the background.
  13. Make time during your day to watch the sunset.
  14. Write a story or a poem or create your own art masterpiece.
  15. Work on a DIY [1] project that you've been dying to try.
  16. Spend time catching up on celebrity news on POPSUGAR [2] and click through the beautiful pictures.
  17. Moisturize yourself from head to toe.
  18. Go to an ice cream store and order your favorite flavor. Arrange to meet up with a friend to catch up over ice cream.
  19. Make your own face mask and give yourself a facial.
  20. Take a nap and feel well-rested for the rest of the day. Don't be afraid to spend the whole day in pajamas . . . just because!
  21. Tell your honey to give you a massage. Make sure to tell him which parts he should focus on.
  22. Put up a hammock in your backyard and make good use of it.

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