I came back from the holidays feeling refreshed and renewed. Of course the change of scenery and time away from work were big contributors, but there was also something else…
The new stuff.
As much as we like to hoot and holler about Christmas not being about the material things we give and get, it’s hard to deny how good it can feel to bring new and thoughtful things into our lives.
The perfect pair of shoes. A just right necklace. Art that makes the wall sing. They don’t have to be everything to us, but they can bring comfort and a smile.
I was curious about how these simple novelties make us feel good. I asked ladies on social media what their favorite simple luxuries were. The response was swift and enthusiastic.
A great fountain pen. Really good chocolate. Luxe paper products. Scented soy candles. Organic herbal tea. A considerately curated playlist.
Why did they like these things? Because of how they felt when they received them.
They felt cared for, cherished, important, and worthy. Not bad for a fountain pen.
As we get further from the excitement of the New Year and back into routine, remember that you can change your day, even if just a little, by gifting yourself (or someone else) a small and thoughtful thing.
What little things improve your day? Please share in the comments.