- Zyia Pants
No, I’m not a consultant. Yes, I am a big fan of these super soft, comfy, high-waisted leggings. Anything that gets me feeling good in advance of a workout is a big bonus. The guilt comes by way of the price tag, but the pleasure is too good to pass ’em by. I’m a fan.
- Amazon Shopping
My day instantly turns brighter when I open the mailbox or front door and find a package waiting for me. But clicking that Buy Now button also brings some delight. Thank you, Amazon Prime for making my shopping dreams come true in a day or two.
This is my happy place. I can be on the verge of a meltdown when I walk into the nail salon. One pampered hour (or two) later and voila… I’m a new woman. My favorite place includes a hot stone massage. And I almost always get some nail art, because it continues to make me smile every time I look at it following my lovely treatment.
I’m a total sucker for books. New releases. Classics. Kindle reads. Audible listens. Fiction. Non-fiction. I’m a fan of it all. I read new books all the time, and it makes me happy to escape reality in a rich novel or to learn new things with a personal growth book.
Whether I’m just starting my morning afresh with a workout or vegging with my husband to close the day out, Netflix is da bomb. Even the logo and recognizable Netflix music get me excited for the impending entertainment.
There’s something about pouring myself a glass of cab sav to savor while I’m preparing dinner that just brings me enjoyment. Even before that first taste passes my lips, I feel my muscles relax. This admission makes me feel slightly guilty. But cheers to this pleasure anyway!
I used to think of this as pampering. Well, I still do. But I’m also wise enough to recognize both treatments as healthcare. So, guilt, melt away right along with all the tension in my body!
Nothing brings me more pleasure than seeing the world with my love. Whether we are alone, with friends, or with our kiddos, I’m happiest when we are on a beach or exploring a new city or road tripping across state lines. Heck, even the act of researching and planning a trip releases oxytocin!
I have no qualms with buying myself flowers just because. What? I deserve it! And so do you! The pop of color and the lovely fragrance just brightens any room.
Jeff and I have created a beautiful life for ourselves and writing reminds me of this truth. I love the creative outlet I have for writing through my blog, social media, and my books. I love choosing and editing pictures. I love scrolling through and conjuring up memories of past experiences. It helps me to be a more grateful person. When I’m caught in a moment of feeling defeated and frustrated, a few minutes on my blog always helps to bring me back to a carefree moment. It is so much more than a hobby or even a guilty pleasure. It has become a very rich part of my already blessed life.
So tell me. What are your guilty pleasures?!