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Iceni Magazine | August 14, 2022

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Treat Yourself Right: 8 Presents To Give Yourself On A Bad Day

Treat Yourself Right: 8 Presents To Give Yourself On A Bad Day

If life is like a box of chocolates, sometimes, the box can be empty.

But don’t worry! On those days, we will hunt for chocolate hampers instead. Not every moment can be as good as the previous one, but how we deal with them is completely in our hands. So if you’re having a bad day, you could still turn that into a great day! Let’s find out how.

#1 The Gift Of People

Spending time with people you know and know nothing about is rare and precious. It should be treasured. When you cannot look past yourself. Expand your world view by opening up yourself to newer friends and newer experiences.

#2 The Gift Of Sharing

There’s nothing quite like giving. And as someone anonymous once said – You should give better than you get. It’s a good time to count your blessings by sharing them. Visit an underprivileged home, an old age home, or an NGO to volunteer your time. Or donate to a charity that you think is important. Or even give your little brother the PS4 that he’s been meaning to have!

#3 The Gift Of Self Care

Do you remember the last time you took a day off, and simply chilled out? Well, if it has been long, you have your answer. You could always pack yourself to the mountains or try to find happiness in the calm around you. There are thrill and satisfaction even in stillness!

#4 The Cheat Meal Gift

Avoiding that extra-large cheese burst pizza, haven’t you? Treat yourself with something you haven’t had in a while. Then shed the calories by running an extra mile the next day! But don’t deprive yourself of your favorite sinful indulgence. There’s no better time to curl up in your bed and devour your favorite chocolate ice cream.

#5 Movie Marathon Night Gift

Set up the projector in your room and take an afternoon nap – because tonight’s going to be a good night! When you have lived through your story for long enough, it’s time to find someone else’s. Movies have the ability to entertain, inspire, and enlighten you like never before. Who knows, maybe you can find the solution to all your problems there!

#6 The Gift Of A Habit

They say it takes 21 days to make a habit out of something. Well, you’re on day one today. The best present you can give yourself is to inculcate a habit that adds purpose to your life. Whether it’s learning the instrument that you’ve always meant to learn or practice a sport you were once good at, select something that excites you. Challenge yourself to be a better and more productive version of yourself. The best way to begin is to find out what interests you. Take that pain and turn it into strength!

#7 Send Yourself Flowers For Gifts!

Gone are the days when we expected our better halves to surprise us with some fresh tulips. Today, surprise yourself with a flower bouquet of all the flowers you haven’t seen or appreciated in a while. Get to the nearest florist and pick out your favorite roses, carnations, or lilies! It’s time to appreciate yourself for being the guiding light of your own life!

#8 The Gift Of Chocolate Therapy

Whether you like your chocolate solid or melted, it’s never too late to indulge in the cacao beans to lift your spirits. It may have additional health benefits like preventing heart disease and lowering your blood pressure. Nutritious and tasty, dark chocolates especially are a great source of antioxidants, too. You know what they say – A happy heart is a happy soul! Sometimes, the extra calories and fats can be worth all the exercise!


Bad days are inevitable – but what if we took them as a sign to appreciate the good experiences that we have access to? Let’s make taking care of yourself a priority again!

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