Why do you work so hard, and find it very difficult to treat yourself.
In the go-go-go of everyday life it’s easy to forget just how important it is to put yourself first and foremost, to cultivate, appreciate and tend to yourself; to be your first thought, your first worry, and your first concern. It’s so easy to put the needs of everyone else first and care less about yours, to put yourself second before anything your (job, family, kids, friends)
Since it’s easier to drown out the voice in your own head, to trade it for the ones that are more vocal outside, allow me to be the voice of reason: You should treat yourself. Often and frequently. With good food and new shoes. With outings and orders of delicious desserts. You should treat yourself well and with respect.
You still want to know why you should treat yourself, here are more reasons
- You work hard.
You juggle a full-time job(or you are an entrepreneur) , terrible daily traffic, long boring meetings, pay rent on time, endure this current hot weather, hit the gym three times a week …..etc
So, I’m not sure if you know this already, but you work pretty damn hard a lot of the time. Stopping to celebrate your accomplishments and bask in the glory that you’re alive, well, have two working arms, two fully functional legs and 10 separate fingers and toes to get you where you need to go (even if it’s not always on time). As far as I can tell, you’re doing awesome
- Things are good, and if they’re not, here’s hoping they’ll be better.
Your life is good. You’re happy. You’re (mostly) satisfied. And if you’re not, well, you’re on your way there. There’s no shame in pulling over, taking a deep breath in and acknowledging that at this point, things are going the way you want them to, and if they’re not already heading in that direction, you’re holding out hope that one day, soon, they will…..Remember life’s too short! Enjoy and live in the moment
- It’ll keep you from burning out.
Slow down. Smile. Take it all in. You’ve earned a personal day as much as anyone else and you’d be surprised just how restorative it is to pause, reflect and celebrate Y-O-U. Giving you the opportunity to be rejuvenated is important. Maybe you’re dying for a day at the spa, for a manicure and pedicure, for a long drive, for a new book or a delicious meal at the end of a long, stressful week. Whatever it is that makes you unload, unwind and relax, do it and don’t feel bad about it, either. You’ll feel restored and healthy, ready to take on the next long, stressful week in stride.
- You’re constantly doing things for other people, and you usually forget yourself.
Hey, here’s a tip: STOP FORGETTING YOURSELF. It’s so easy to get caught in the same old routine of giving and giving and giving the very best of yourself to friends, family, coworkers, without stopping to smell your own roses. When you’re good to yourself, it broadens your capacity to be good to others and it’ll make you feel even better about doing something good for someone else, especially if you know how truly rewarding that feels.
- You’ve met (or you’re working toward meeting) your goals.
Maybe you’re not there quite yet, but you’re well on your way. Whether it’s a weight loss goal, a professional goal or just a personal goal to wake up every morning and work out for 25 minutes, you’re putting effort toward building a better, healthier and more taken care of version of yourself. No matter how small you think you’re aiming or how slow you think you’re moving, the fact that you’re moving and aiming for something is reason enough to celebrate.
- You’ll feel good just by doing something small.
If you don’t have the money, the time or the means to treat yourself in a big way start smaller instead. Take a walk, hit the cinema, or bring the spa treatment to your own bathroom. Cutting back on costs will make you feel responsible, but you’ll still get that instant feel-good sensation that comes with doing something good for the soul
- It’s empowering and unbelievably satisfying to take care of your own needs.
Don’t have a significant other? Don’t like to rely on friends to make you feel good? Sometimes, you don’t need to. Remembering, even if you momentarily forget, that you are the source of your own happiness and well-being is something that we all need to stop and do more often.
You can’t rely on anyone else for happiness or fulfillment or satisfaction: you’re the boss of your own happiness, your own pearly disposition, your own glass-half-full view of the world. So if you’re looking for happiness, or a large size of frozen yogurt with chocolate toppings, it’s up to you, baby.
- More than anything, you deserve it.
What better reason to treat yourself other than the fact that you work hard, you work a lot, and you just flat out deserve a little occasion to celebrate yourself?
So my dear friend do not forget to put yourself first sometimes, listen to your body (treat it right) it is okay to be selfish sometimes, as long as it’s going to benefit you positively. Life’s too short
Stay Happy, Remain Happy
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