Note from Megan: In honor of Valentine's Day week, I am sharing how love has affected many facets of my life. It's my Learning About Love series.
Don't miss the first installment: Bullies and Beauty, Learning to Love Myself.
And the second: For the LOVE of Food!
On Monday, I discussed the first step I took towards self-love. Over the years, I've learned to take pleasure in the little things in life (hence why it is a prominent category on my blog!). Everyone has some guilty pleasures in life, and I fully support having them. Here are the things I do when I want to take care of myself:
Cuddle with my Puppy
Browse in TargetI don't always buy something, but I love browsing in Target. I'm preaching to the choir when I say Target has the most beautiful, fascinating stuff at a typically amazing price. During college, my friend Gracie and I would go to Target and collect armfuls of stuff we wanted to buy. As our trip ended, we would slowly put back most if not all of our stuff. It wasn't so much we wanted to buy, we wanted to dream. Target lets you do that!
Buy High-End MakeupI don't solely use high-end makeup, but boy do I love the days when I get to buy it! I get so much pleasure from going to the Clinique counter or checking out at Ulta with an Urban Decay palette.
Drink Arnold PalmersWhat is an Arnold Palmer, you ask? Only heaven in a glass! Last year, I decided to break my Coca-Cola addiction because they are about the worst thing you can put in your body. I still enjoy the occasional Coke, but now I am more partial to Arnold Palmers, which are part tea and part lemonade. I have found the perfect combination is three-quarters unsweet tea and one-quarter lemonade. And it needs to be lemonade like Minute Maid or Country Time. The stronger lemonades such as the one at Chick-fil-A don't create the right balance.
To answer your question yes, I have done a lot of research. It's a guilty pleasure, after all!
Play "Disney Hidden Worlds"I don't often get caught up in an iPhone/iPad app, but when I do, I can't stop. Currently I am playing "Disney Hidden Worlds", where you save Disney kingdoms such as Beauty and the Beast by playing hidden object puzzles. It is FUN, especially if you grew up with Disney films like I did.
If you're interested in playing, we can send each other gift ink!