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I never use to buy anything for myself. I would always put myself last and talk myself out of buying what I wanted. If anyone one else that I loved needed anything I would get it for them, especially my wife.

Then one day my wife said to me that I should treat myself more often. At first I didn’t even think about it, but after she mentioned it a few more times over several months it started to sink in. I started to think of all the years that I worked and how much I actually brought myself and it wasn’t much at all. In fact I could count the items on my hand. So I decided to take action. The goal wasn’t to go crazy and buy all Gucci everything, nothing like that. The point my wife was making to me was that I work hard so I deserved nice things as a reward to myself.

Its Human nature to want to be rewarded for your work and I wasn’t playing along. When you don’t reward yourself or there’s no reward for working hard then you start to get bitter and feel that there is no value to what you are doing. The rewards can be anything but it has to be something. I am not saying to buy for the sake of buying, but if it is something that you personally may want then you should get it for yourself. It’s like dangling the carrot in front of your face, but you actually get to eat it.

I like the simple things. To me I find the most pleasure in those. Don’t get me wrong I would like a gold Rolex watch but I am happier with having a soft rag, nice pillow, a plate of Buffalo wings or any good book, things like that.

Once I started treating myself after different pay periods of work or for different projects completed, the tasks became fun. It was exciting because of the anticipation of getting the object of my desire. Not only that, the fact that I have completed a project added to my skills and confidence.

So do yourself a huge favor and take the time to think of something you would want and treat yourself to that; only after you complete your major goal, of course. Some things to keep in mind with treating yourself are to make them small indulgences at first that you can afford. The last thing that you want to do is get yourself in debt for your indulgences, that’ll put you in the wrong kind of spiral.

The key is small build ups. And that’s what makes life beautiful.

Remember,

TREAT YOURSELF


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