Treat Yourself! (You Matter Too)
When’s the last time you sat down and thought ‘Maybe I should treat myself to a special favorite something today!’ You’ve been so busy taking care of others that you put your wants on the back-burner, and because of this you’re feeling yourself grow a tiny bit resentful, grouchy, tired, and unmotivated to keep plugging away with hard-work… Life can kick you in the pants and one of the most important things to bounce back and defend yourself by kicking butt back is to… YES, Treat Yourself!
Benefits To Treating ones self
Giving yourself a treat every once in a while boosts your energy levels, makes you feel important, like ‘Hey, I matter and I deserve this and that.’ Treating yourself gives you a sense of self-love and appreciation for your own hard work. It gives you comfort. Oh, and that smile on your face has benefits to your body and psyche as well.
Sadly many people don’t allow the ‘treat yourself’ advice to happen for themselves and if they do they feel guilty for it, even when they do it ONLY once in a blue moon…
There’s a study that even goes deeper and discusses people having trouble with self-compassion let alone just treating themselves. “I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent,” said Dr. Neff, an associate professor of human development at the University of Texas at Austin. “They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.”
…And when you’re hard on yourself, you’re most likely NOT treating yourself to a favorite special day!
Go Ahead, It’s Okay! You Have Permission To Show Yourself Some Love, Attention, And Splurge A Little Bit
The Next time you feel guilt growing inside of you because you happened to walk into that awesome shop that has so many things you want to buy, remind yourself you’re worth buying that super soft blanket to snuggle in, or that lamp that would go perfectly in your home. Now, don’t get me wrong, don’t go into debt, but every once in a while give yourself a gift! (like buying a bouquet of flowers for yourself on Valentines Day or any day!)
Here Are Some Favorite Gifts People Love To Buy For Themselves (Might Just Be Your Favorites Too!)
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Do we ever really grow out of the ‘Blankie phase’? Heck No!
Okay, I think I’ll finish this list of amazing products with the chocolate ~wink~ I hope you give yourself gifts every now-and-then to appreciate your hard work and accomplishments. It can be something as simple as going to get a message, haircut, a stunning blouse or dress, whatever is calling to you…
Love thyself, it’s good for you!
Take care readers!
photo 1 by: honoringtheself.com