Give in to a Sweeter Life Today's working environment often leaves us tired, worn out and cranky. A lot of people nowadays also juggle multiple careers to make ends meet, while at the same time fulfilling family responsibilities. Sometimes, it can all be too much. When everything seems so down and out though, indulging your sweet tooth can perk you up better than anything else can. A simple scoop of ice cream or a bar of good milk chocolate can soothe away the day's troubles. This is why dessert nowadays is just as important as our main meals. Now, more than ever, we need comfort and solace and dessert is the ultimate comfort food. In the same breath, we also have to remember that in order to cope with the demands of our careers, it is important to stay healthy. So, how do we put two and two together? The secret is to indulge but never to over- indulge. Just keep in mind that most things in this world are inherently good. It is when things are done in excess that good things become bad. Stock up on Desserts The easiest comfort foods to reach for are chocolates and ice cream. You can stock up and keep them in the freezer, ready anytime you need a quick fix. You can actually save by looking out for specials at your grocery store, where ice cream quarts of good name brands can be had at a huge discount if you catch them on sale at the right time. Buy the smaller containers in a variety of different flavors, so that you can have the illusion of having something new each time. Do the same for chocolates. Stock up on a variety of brands and flavors so you can always reach for something new. Make Your Own Desserts A healthier alternative would be to indulge your sweet tooth with more natural foods such as fruits. You can actually drop by the fresh food section and ask for the best fruits in season. A simple dressing or syrup can jazz up fresh fruits and you have instant, homemade dessert. If you are not much of a baker and don't have the time but would like to have something homemade that is still fancy, you can try making desserts in your Crock Pot. A lot of people instantly associate Crock Pots with stews but it is actually so versatile that it can satisfy your sweet tooth in a lot of different ways. You can have crock pot cheesecake, bread and rice pudding, fruit pies and cobblers. A lot of special recipes for crock pot desserts are available, sometimes in the recipe booklets provided by your manufacturer. Certainly there are a lot that can be sourced online. Crock Pot desserts are very convenient. You can put the ingredients into the Crock Pot dish, put it on, leave for work and you will have dessert ready for you when you come home. Treat Yourself Nothing beats a romantic ambience and delicious, gourmet desserts at the end of a busy work week or on your payday. Remember, your work supports you - don't let it run your life. So, indulge yourself occasionally; you deserve it! After all, you have worked hard for it.