{Self-Care Challenge} Day #10 – Schedule A Day To “Treat Yo Self”

If you do not watch Parks & Recreation, allow me to introduce you to a snippet from one of my favorite episodes. Pay attention, because it’s today’s challenge:

Day #10 – Plan a “Treat Yo Self” day. 

Now. There’s three rules.

1) You must save up for this. It is no fun and really counter-productive if you feel guilty about spending the money that you legitimately need for paying bills, buying groceries, etc. (Join me on the YML Facebook page as I attempt to make some quick cash to finance our family’s summer vacay this year.)

2) It must be something out of the ordinary. Taking yourself to get a small latte at Starbucks does not (I repeat, does not) count.

3) It must be something that you’ve been wanting to do but put off for various reasons.

Some ideas:

  • Take yourself out on a date. Movies, pedicure, dinner for one. If hanging out by yourself is not your thing, invite a friend along.
  • Save up and spend the night in a hotel and order room service. I’m a room service junkie, even though I know it’s crazy expensive. But something about picking up a phone, ordering food, and then they bring it to your room on a tray? Hea-ven. Right here on earth.

So in the comments, I want you to look at your calendar and pick a date within the next six months (I’m giving you time to get it together!) that you will “Treat Yo’ Self.” Ready?

My date is May 18. I think I will roll with option #2 up there. (Room service FTW!).



  1. I choose to Treat. My.Self. on May 10 th,2012. Its two days after my birthday. the only reason i didnt choose my bday is because I have to work that day.I think I’ll get a massage,mani,pedi and get my hair done.Plus, a new outfit and killer new shoes!


    • @Jennice – Yes! I love that you’re thinking about it already. Go you!!

    • Yaaaaayyyy for May 8th bdays…Hope you have a great birthday….I’d be working all day also HOWEVER new heels, a watch, a purse, a massage, pedicure and manicure will be part of the list as well as a trip out of town on the weekend of the 11th :) That’d be me “treating” myself :)

    • I choose this date (10 May) as well because it is my birthday. I hope to maybe do something athletic like biking or going to the local health food store with no interruptions from the hubby or kids. I know it sounds silly but I love to be on the move. Sometimes two toddlers can slow you down….

  2. For some reason, I find that this one could be a hard one for me. Always feeling the guilt, even if I have no reason to. Gonna start planning my date and see what I come up with.

    • @KalleyC – Yeah, guilt can be a big distraction/obstacle. But focusing on how much you deserve it usually alleviates a lot of that guilt. If we aren’t good to ourselves and we don’t take a minute to make ourselves feel good, what does that say about us?

  3. veronica mccoy says:

    I think this is a great idea, i may try to go to Essence Music Festival with some girlfriends this summer, im sure i can save a few bucks from my tax refund to get a savings started 😉

    • @Veronica – I’ve always wanted to go to the Essence Music Festival. Please go and tell me how it was. LOL.

  4. I;m still deciding what i will ‘treat’ myself too.. and to help me, I snapped up a new pair of earrings (in the sale, so I felt even better!) – I’m looking forward to wearing them.. now to find an excuse!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!