Even though there are less than 30 royal families in the world, every woman deserves to feel like a queen. Since you can’t really count on your significant other, your kids or your pals to pamper you like you deserve (or truly want), it falls to you to pull up your sleeves, so you can put up your feet.
Of course, most of us don’t have a royal budget to back up our queenly aspirations, and thankfully, we don’t need one. All you need to do is prioritise your self-care, and the funds will (almost magically) allocate themselves. After all, you reap what you sow, and if you make treating yourself priority over spending your hard-earned time and money doing something that doesn’t bring you joy, you’ll enjoy all the perks of being a ruling sovereign, with none of the pesky responsibilities. (You have enough of those already!)
If you’re looking for some easy, inspired ways to pamper yourself like a queen, read on.
1) Invest in Everyday Luxury
Not everyday can be a spa day, but if you invest in everyday beauty and skincare essentials, it can feel like it. Instead of buying your hand creams, face creams and body lotions at your local dollar store, get the good stuff from top cosmetic brands. These are the products that will make you look and feel amazing, giving you that queenly aura of radiance, every single day.
Other ways to invest in everyday luxury?
Buy yourself the fine foods and quality teas and coffees you love and purchase a quality mattress and bedding to ensure you sleep well.
2) Set Goals and Rewards
While some people may think being royalty is a life of leisure, the truth is it’s damn hard work. It’s a life of obligation and commitment — just like your life, really. One of the best ways you can pamper yourself is to set rewards when you’ve reached a goal. These are rewards that extend beyond the everyday luxuries: they’re bigger. How big depends on the goal and of course, your budget. Maybe you buy yourself that designer dress you’ve been coveting, or you book a vacation to a place you’ve always wanted to go. Just make sure the goals and rewards are realistic.
3) Hire Help
Queens have — and need — a lot of help. Sure, you may not be able to enlist the services of a permanent maid, but you can hire a weekly or monthly cleaning service to ease your load. You can also hire people to help with yard work, or detail your car. You can sign up for a meal delivery service to make eating well easier. Again, these may not be services you hire all the time, and maybe you won’t be able to even schedule them regularly, but when you feel yourself getting frazzled, retain your regale dignity and call on the help of professional services.
4) Invest in Experiences
One of the best things about being a queen is the stuff you get to do — it’s not just the stuff you have. To really pamper yourself like a queen, don’t deny yourself the experiences you know you’d love. Whether it’s a night at symphony or ballet or theatre, or a trip to a local or foreign winery, or an opportunity to backpack the Himalayas or check out your local salt caves, make sure to make the time and set aside the money to do what you love.
After all, while queens are undeniably decked out in finery, when all is said in done, the coolest thing about being royalty is the opportunities it affords. So don’t hold back! Yes, only spend within your means, but don’t shy away from giving yourself the royal treatment.