New year, new you, right?! Well, that’s always our best intention. But how can you do that practically? What are some ways you can celebrate you in the new year?
If you’re new here you may not know this, but I’m a big advocate of you treating yourself like the goddess you are.
After all, we only get one chance at this beautiful precious life, we should spend it doing things that make us happy and light us up.
For everyone, this can look different, but there are a lot of great ways you can boost your confidence and snuggle into a happy vibe for the year to come.
Today I’m going to share 5 ways to celebrate you in the new year!
Celebrate you with a spa day
When was the last time you really gave yourself a moment to be pampered?
Stone massages, facials, pedicures, leg scrubs, steamy saunas?
Maybe you never have. But even as I’m saying this, do you feel the pull for a complete chill-out day in white robes and mud masks while holding an ice-cold glass of sparking champagne?
Whether you go it alone or grab your best girlfriends to enjoy it with you, I hope you can find a way to treat yourself to being lusciously cared for in a way that leaves you relaxed, refreshed, and ready to crush your 2023.
Celebrate you by treating yourself to dinner and a movie
If treating yourself to a spa day sounds too expensive or time-consuming or you just really don’t want to leave the coziness of your favorite lived-in sweater – then consider celebrating yourself with a movie and dinner date!
If you haven’t taken yourself out to a movie or dinner on your own yet, you’re seriously missing out.
Enjoying these things solo may feel daunting, but once you do it, you’ll realize how freeing they are!
Bring along a book or a notebook and read or journal while you enjoy a glass of wine or a sparkling mocktail.
You’ll discover the quiet essence of your own thoughts, and your senses will feel elevated as you enjoy your meal on your own time. You may even befriend a bartender or another solo guest.
And if you haven’t experienced the sheer joy of seeing a movie by yourself, you’re in for a real treat! Pick the movie, seats, and treats you want without having to compromise!
Bonus points, you don’t have to share your buttery salty popcorn when you’re celebrating you at the movies on your own.
Celebrate you by booking a weekend getaway
Looking for something a little bigger to celebrate you with?
What about booking a weekend getaway for yourself?!
Airbnb is full of great local-ish options, so whether you want to be within an hour or more than an hour away, you will find yourself plenty of options to get away!
Cater your search to your favorite things, a hot tub under the stars? A shared ranch where you can go for horseback rides? A Pinterest-worthy aesthetic? Near nature hikes or the beach? A cute small town with boutique shops you can meander through while you bask in your main character’s energy?
If you don’t love the idea of Airbnb, look for boutique hotels! You still get your own private space with a great aesthetic vibe, but without having to follow Airbnb guidelines. If you book during the off-season you may find yourself with a steal, when hotels drop rates to encourage guests to visit.
Whatever it is, there are so many options out there! The time of year can also provide an extra layer of possibilities for you, so choose something that works for the things you truly enjoy!
Pamper Yourself With a Shopping Day
Every once in a while it’s nice to do a little closet refresh.
If it’s been years since you’ve let yourself wander through clothing racks at your favorite stores or online shops, maybe now is the time.
There’s something to be said for retail therapy, despite the bad rap it gets, because when you get that confidence boost from wearing a new outfit, you’ll inevitably walk a little taller.
It doesn’t have to be expensive. Even thrift shopping will give you that serotonin boost!
Make a game out of it, and give yourself a budget or limit per item to stay in. Maybe you only shop for certain colors or maybe you only buy it if you have a coupon or it’s on sale.
With many ways to enjoy your time, it doesn’t have to break the bank!
This may be a fun friend-date idea, celebrate you while asking a friend to join in the games with you.
Try on the most ridiculous things you can find and have a fashion show in the changing room.
Celebrate you by having a boudoir photoshoot
You didn’t think I’d forget to mention how celebrating you should include a boudoir photoshoot, did you?
Truth is, having a boudoir photoshoot will boost your confidence and give you a glow that lasts for weeks or more.
When else can you not only be completely dolled up but have photos of you in that post-pampered glow?
A boudoir photoshoot is an excellent way to treat yourself to some flirty and fun lingerie and enjoy having your hair and makeup done.
I’ve waxed poetic about the many reasons a boudoir photoshoot is good for you, check out this blog post to learn more!
Get a Birthday Bonus
If you are looking to book that boudoir photo shoot for your birthday, I’d love to offer you an incentive to say yes!
If you book a boudoir session during your birthday month, I am offering a $200 gift certificate toward your shoot!
With a deal like that, how could you say no?
And no matter how you celebrate you this coming year, I hope it nourishes your soul and brings you the joy you are worthy of receiving.