How to “Treat Yo Self”

At some point in our lives we have all probably heard the infamous words of Parks and Recreation’s Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle: “Treat Yo Self.” But what do these three words really mean? How does one treat them self?

Well, treating yourself doesn’t always have to involve a large shopping spree (even though those are the best) because, let’s face it, a lot of us are broke or do not desire to spend a whole lot of money. In fact, treating yourself doesn’t have to be an extreme purchase or a day of spoils at all.

Treating yourself can be more internal than external, more abstract than material. For example, when you look in the mirror, think “Treat Yo Self” and give yourself some uplifting words. When you’re exhausted, but you feel like napping will put you behind, think “Treat Yo Self” and take a short nap to rejuvenate. When you’re feeling lonely or you’ve been working extremely hard, think “Treat Yo Self” and get on the phone with a friend or go out for some coffee with them. When someone gives you a compliment, think “Treat Yo Self” and simply say thank you instead of shooting it down like you usually would.

Don’t be afraid to treat your mind. Give yourself a break every once in a while. Give in to the things that make you feel happy and don’t be so hard on yourself. 🙂

With Love, Mae