I know life can’t be all one long round of indulgence, luxury, glamour and excitement. If it was, those special moments would soon lose their lustre and would never be appreciated in the same way.
But as the warm fuzzy glow of December inevitably morphed into the dull grey of January and I was left clinging wildly to the feeling of well-being and fresh starts, I made a vow to indulge in life’s small pleasures more often. You know the type – those that make you smile, stop and be thankful for what you have and envelop you in the equivalent of a feel good factor, cashmere blanket.
For me it’s as simple as a walk on the beach, starting every week with brightly painted nails, taking time over great food or just stepping away from the desk and flipping through a magazine over lunch. Definitely one of my resolutions this year.
Here’s a few things on my Life’s Small Pleasures list so far:
Spend time baking with Junior Child
Buy fresh flowers
Actually read my now carefully edited selection of magazines when they arrive as opposed to letting them pile up
Ensure there’s always a scented candle to be lit when the mood takes me
Wear heels more often
Indulge in early nights between freshly washed sheets with a good book
Own more cashmere (there’s no such thing as too much)
Open a bottle of champagne for no reason. Although I’m quite adept at that one already!
And the last one is to share some of them here and via Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest…yep, there’s a board already. I’m on the hunt for indulgent ideas and inspiration from some of my favourite blogs, online magazines and lifestyle sites and will be tweeting them under #LifesSmallPleasures
I’d love to know what you would add to your list.
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