Being a SAHM is way more challenging than I'd ever imagined. Lately life has thrown some extra stress our way, and boy, my days are even more busy, more financially strained, and more stressful. After making it through the day... or through some particularly challenging part of the day... or completing one small thing on my list... or my 3yo takes a rare nap, I WANT A REWARD... A TREAT... A LITTLE SOMETHING to congratulates myself or console me for getting through these times. Just something purely for me. My usual treats have become food (I heart sweets), shopping/spending money (that I really shouldn't be spending, even if it is "just" a cuppa joe or a thrift store shirt), and internet time (which isn't very satisfying, absorbs me, and leaves me busier later). I used to enjoy reading novels and yoga but there's just not enough solitary time anymore. I guess my creativity is being used elsewhere because I can't seem to come up with much else these days... sigh.
So what are your little treats or rewards that keep you going? I need something that satisfies these requirements:
1. Must be non-edible
2. Must not involve spending money
3. Must take very little time
4. Must be able to do on the job (i.e. does not require a sitter)
Do these treats even exist or am I just looking at this the wrong way?? I know being a parent is it's own wonderful reward, but that's a different thread, and I'm hoping for something a bit more immediate and tangible!