We can’t be the only ones who get in a rut this time of year. We’ll get a nice day here and there, but it’s mostly dreary, gray, and either raining or snowing. And cold. We’re so over the cold. Which is why we like to treat ourselves to something special. Because who couldn’t use a little extra happiness…we deserve it! Here are 8 ways you can treat yourself and make your day a little brighter.

Practice Self Care

Maybe that means soaking in a tub with some bath salts to relax. Maybe you prefer organic body butter to help make your winter skin glow. Or maybe you’re looking for some skin care products that are free from chemicals, additives, unnecessary preservatives, and artificial fragrances. If you’re nodding your head, then get to Una Biologicals. They have all of these things, and so much more – we would expect nothing less from this woman-owned beauty and wellness boutique whose mission is to help you live happy and healthy!

From Fresh Foot butter to Chocolicious Face Mask made with organic cocoa, roses and lavender to a cup of Stress-Free tea, Una Biologicals has everything you need to practice self care in the way that makes you feel your best. Whether you have as much as an hour or as little as 5 minutes, they can help you find the self care support that’s right for you! So…who’s ready to go with us?

Get a mani/pedi

treat yo'self manicure
Image via: @dallasbeauty_krista, Instagram

If you have a weekly appointment or are long overdue, getting a manicure or pedicure is a great way to treat yourself. We love getting both if we have time, but nothing beats a good pedicure. Although the amazing nail art that’s available now might be better than a pedicure…like the magic in this pic! (How can they even do that on a nail?!)

Splurge for a massage or facial

treat yo'self massage or facial
Image via: @massageenvy, Instagram

If you want to go a step above a mani/pedi, why not get a massage or facial? We don’t go often, so we feel super pampered whenever we do. And if massages are your self-love-language, some spas even offer monthly packages!

Get your hair done

treat yo'self get your hair done
Image via: @thedrybar, Instagram

And we don’t necessarily mean a cut and color, although that’s always a nice treat, too! Have you ever gone to a blowout bar? They specialize in giving you a great hairstyle for a night out, special event, or just to look and feel your best. Check out Drybar, Glow Blotique, or Fluhme Glam Bar for more info.

Catch up with a friend

treat yo'self allegheny wine mixer
Image via: @alleghenywinemixer, Instagram

Sometimes there’s no better way to treat yourself than to catch up with a friend you haven’t seen in a while. Grab a coffee, some lunch, or a drink…you’ll be glad you did. We love hanging out places where they have more relaxed seating, like Allegheny Wine Mixer, Couch, or Butterwood.

Go shopping

treat yo'self shopping
Image via: Lauren Roberts

Whether you’re window shopping or looking for something special, we love to spend an afternoon wandering through local shops. Although, let’s be honest, even if we think we aren’t going to buy anything…we always find something we love! If you’re not sure where to go, we have a few suggestions – see here, here, here, and here.

Try a new workout

unique pittsburgh workouts pittsburgh circus center
Image via: @pittsburghcircuscenter, Instagram

…or go back to an old favorite. Because we’ve all been there – we finally find a workout we like, we go for a while, and then life happens and we stop going for one reason or another. But sometimes the best way we can boost our mood is to get a good sweat going! If you’re in the market for a new workout, we have a whole list of unique ones you might like.

Take yourself out on a date

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Photo Credit: Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Sometimes we get the best recharge after taking ourselves out on a date. Think about it – you can go wherever you want and stay as long (or as little!) as you want, without having to answer to anyone else. Some of our favorites include going to a museum, trying a new restaurant, seeing a movie, or going to a show.

How else do you like to treat yo’self? Tell us in the comments so we can all give it a try!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Lauren Roberts

Lauren loves all things Pittsburgh and all things food! When she's not checking out a new restaurant, you can find her in the kitchen trying a new recipe, working on her photography, or out on a bike ride exploring the city.

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