You Are An Awesome Woman author Becca Anderson has written a new blog post on why it’s okay to reward yourself because you work hard and deserve it!
Think about how you can create little moments of happiness for others. Helping a friend plant her garden, buying an extra coffee for your coworker, paying the toll for the car behind you on the bridge, even taking your kids to a movie. All those little things can add up to big joy.
Now apply that same thinking to yourself. Try soaking your feet, having a facial, treating yourself to dinner. Or even going beyond the mundane to splurge on a real vacation. Vacations are really important. A weekend on the beach can erase a month of city tension. And you can learn new things, work through problems, and strengthen relationships at turbo speeds in the parallel vacation universe. Go on, give it a try. Make a commitment to pamper yourself a little on the way to realizing your dreams.
Affirmations and Inspired Ideas for Self-Care, Success and a Truly Happy Life
Master the art of thinking happy: You know what they say about happiness—it’s an “inside job”—which is 100 percent true. Use the affirmations, quotes, and ideas in this book as a set of tools for your own self-development. They are for “inner work.” Much has to do with adjusting your attitude. Depending on the day, it might be a slight adjustment or a major overhaul, but the more you practice daily affirmations, the fewer adjustments you’ll need. One day you will realize you have mastered the art of “thinking happy” and are looking at the bright side of life, every day. Incorporating positive thoughts as a daily practice will build mental muscle and help you achieve the all-important optimistic way of thinking.