I take showers that are too long. There, I've said it. (Actually I've written it, but you intuitively understood this, right?)
I have few vices besides from chocolate and no habitual luxury expenses -- no smoking, no drinking, no coffee, very little caffeine, no frequent trips to the salon, no manicures or pedicures, no massages (although, I'll admit, getting a massage right now sounds fabulous).
But I do indulge in one thing: I take long showers.
I'm not talking obscenely long -- just long enough that something in addition to dirt washes down the drain. Stress spirals in that little whirlpool at my feet and slips away, too. It's a form of therapy, a kind gesture to myself, a way to be in touch with my senses and revel in pelting, liquid relaxation.
My showers also are too hot. I like stepping out of the shower almost flushed, even though this can't be good for my skin. In general, I'm a heat-lover. I'll station myself in front of space heaters and blast a heating vent in my direction as I drive, blinking away the dryness from my contacts but relishing in the warmth. It's just so good.
What do you love? How do you treat yourself nicely?