Going on vacation isn't the only way to treat yourself this summer. If you don't have time to travel, check out these other ways to enjoy your me-time or even just to pamper your hard-working self:

Head to the spa!

Aside from giving your body some love, treat your mind to some peace and quiet in a luxurious space—even for just an hour. 

TRY: CHI Foot Reflexology, P2,500, CHI, The Spa at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila

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...or opt for a more 'scientific' approach.

To relieve body pain and stress as well as to improve your sleeping habits.



TRY: Karada AP (Atlas & Pelvis) Balance, P595/20 minutes, P945/45 minutes, P1295/60 minutes, Greenbelt Radissons, Makati 

Go on a staycation with the fam.

And be sure to maximize the amenities: hit the gym, fuel up at the breakfast buffet, swim and lounge by the pool and hit the spa before you snooze.

TRY: Seda Vertis North, Quezon City, Rates start at P5,700

Spending Holy Week in the city? Seda Vertis North has activities you can join so you won't have to DIY your easter egg hunt. It's also the latest hotel to gain five-star accreditation by the DOT, so you know you're in for some first-class treatment.

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Start a jewelry collection.

Whether it's to invest your money or simply for the personal pleasure of collecting limited edition pieces, jewelry is one way to upgrade your assets.

TRY: Les Néréides handcrafted jewelry, between P2,000 - P20,000, 2/F Power Plant Mall

From timeless pieces to quirky favorites, Les Néréides (which just opened in the Philippines this year), has something to suit your personality, and budget! 

Learn something new.

And explore different passions. 

TRY: The Craft Central workshops, about P1,500 and above, class offerings and schedule available here

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From paper flower making to brush calligraphy classes, you'll definitely find a craft class that'll unlease your creative side.

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Sign up for a fitness class you've always been curious about.

Whether it's rock climbing or anti-gravity yoga, your body will thank you for breaking your routine.

TRY: Flying Trapeze Philippines, P800-1,000/class, Federacion Drive corner 9th Ave., BGC

Zendaya made it look so easy, but trapeze is a full-body workout that'll get your heart racing in more ways than one.

TRY: Saddle Row rowing class, package rates available here2/F Serendra 11th Ave., BGC

According to celeb trainer Ramona Braganza, Dakota Johnson spent a good amount of time on the rowing machine to prepare for Fifty Shades Freed. Need I say more?

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Go on a (practical) shopping spree.

Treat yourself to a pricey item, but lessen the guilt by choosing something you'll use a lot, like office shoes you can take from day to night.


TRY: Naturalizer Stella, Glorietta 4

Look classy without compromising comfort in this leather, pointed slipper that comes with silver buckle décor, and a one-inch hidden wedge.


TRY: Payless Dexflex Comfort block heels, Robinsons Galleria

These office-friendly pairs will go with almost anything in your wardrobe. 

Treat yourself to an expensive but long-lasting anti-aging treatment.

TRY: Ultheraphy non-invasive lifting procedure, price available upon request, Belo Medical Group

This celeb-approved treatment will make your face tighten and, according to beauty expert Agoo Azcuna-Bengzon, do wonders for your collagen production. While getting the treatment for your whole face can be quite pricey, you may also opt to start with a portion of your face, like your jawline. Just make sure to visit accredited branches only.

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