When is the last time you treated yourself to something nice? Being a fit mom myself, I don’t typically reward myself with food, my rewards usually come in the form of shoes or retail therapy. Hey, I’m just being honest. I’m not sure what a therapist would say, but it works for me!
Rewards? What am I a dog?
I’m talking about those moments when you know you’ve done well. The days when you hit your goals, in life, in fitness, in income, or whatever. I love challenging myself and I love rewarding myself when I know I’ve hit an outcome I was striving for. Whether ambition drives you, helping others, or maybe it’s something else…we all have to acknowledge ourselves when we do well.
I remember when I was freshly married. Ahh the newly wed days. I was always looking for my husband to give me some short of recognition or encouragement. After a few years of marriage under our belt I’ve learned, sometimes, I have to be my own encourager, my own cheerleader and my own happiness coach.
This week, I spent some time a a few women’s conferences in Chicago. It was a total blast to get out of the house and get all dressed up (farewell yoga pants). I always seem to sense a common theme among women entrepreneurs, moms in the corporate world or even stay at home moms. It’s like an unescapable guilt.
I hate that.
Self love, self care, feeling beautiful…none of this should pose the feeling of guilt upon us. I guess it takes conditioning.
Negative thoughts can be replaced, with encouraging thoughts. After all, if we don’t give ourselves the TLC we need, it’ll be harder for us to be good wives and mothers.
(Side note! I recommend popping over to Sole Society where I scored these fabulous wedges.)
When you have little success in life do you reward yourself? Share below I’d love to hear what you do!