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Monday, December 29, 2014

Indulgence is an Investment




Sweater: GAP, Dress: Belk, Tights: Belk, Boots: Jessica Simpson



As a mom it is very easy to spend all my money, time, and attention on my son and my family.  Just the other day I put a scarf for me and a bag of bath toys up on the checkout counter and at the last minute told the cashier not to ring up the scarf.  Do you do that?

Truth is, it's hard to spend money on yourself when you're a mom.  There are always a million other ways that it could be spent.  But, I happen to believe that indulging in yourself is an investment.

An investment not just moms, but women should be making regularly.

Here's why:
  1. When we feel good, we exude happiness, light, and energy into the world.  All of those things rub off onto our families and anyone we come into contact with.  They make us better wives, moms, and friends.
  2. We deserve it.  Women in general put in more time and effort in everything we do.  We often reward the ones we love; why not reward ourselves?
  3. We must be an example of health for our children.  Even when we don't realize it, our little ones are watching us and mimicking our behaviors.  Taking time to moisturize, drink water, exercise, etc. are all positive behaviors our children must learn from us.
  4. Rewarding ourselves even with small things promotes happiness and self-worth.  By investing in ourselves, we are telling ourselves we are worthy.
Investing in yourself doesn't have to be expensive.  It can be something as small as a daily shake, 30 minutes to yourself to meditate each day, or a skincare routine for pre-bed pampering.

How do you invest in yourself?

4 comments:

  1. This year, I'd like to treat myself more. Maybe get a manicure or something small once a month to just pamper myself!

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