12 Days Of Christmas
This holiday season, Best Mommy Life wants to gift you with 12 days of restoration. Each day we will post one thing that we want to challenge you to do, and this one thing will challenge you to grow, will encourage you to change, and will gift you with something tangible to make your journey in this life a little bit easier. There is no gift better than what heals the soul, down deep where the core resides, to ease your life’s struggles and better face each day. We certainly hope you enjoy them and USE them to their fullest potential now and each day forward.
"Reward yourself from time to time. No matter how hard we work at trying to get out of debt, save for college, save for … anything, sometime we just have to take a step back and reward ourselves for what we’ve accomplished."
Whether that’s something big every so often, or something small more frequently, it’s important to reward ourselves from time to time. If you’re anything like me, you are constantly on the go and never take any time to do something or reward yourself for reaching your goals. This not only can be hard on your psyche but also wear you down.
If you’re getting out of debt and you’re the one “in charge” of the budget, it’s hard to squeeze in a little bit here and there to spend on yourself. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and enjoy life NOW. We all work so hard for tomorrow, next month, next year… that we don’t allow ourselves to stop and enjoy today.
I am horrible about spending money on myself… I actually HATE it. But over the past few years, I’ve learned that it’s needed and once in a while I stop and enjoy something just for me. If you need to, put the spending money in your budget! It’s OK to have a fun money fund for yourself. Don’t forget to add your spouse too; they deserve some fun money as well!
"My purchase was from Amazon, and I was able to get free shipping. It was only $10, but I’m SO excited to receive it.
Recently, I purchased a new book. This can be a great way to reward yourself. If you enjoy reading, it’s a great way to pick up something for yourself without breaking the bank. My purchase was from Amazon, and I was able to get free shipping. It was only $10, but I’m SO excited to receive it. Something small like this can really make life a little bit fun.
Take a day off. Sometimes, just getting away or doing nothing at all can be a VERY rewarding treat. You don’t always have to spend money to reward yourself! Just take a day to enjoy sleeping, watching TV, or going somewhere that you want to go. We all need rest from time to time, and taking a day just for yourself to let your body relax and just BE is a great way to indulge in a treat. Our culture is so fast paced, and always on the go. It’s hard not to want to be a part of everything all the time. Take a break from all expectations and let yourself just exist once in a while. It’s great for the soul!
Plan a night out with friends. If you don’t want to go it alone, plan an evening or a day with close friends. Go shoot pool together, watch a movie, or visit a gallery. There are many free and low cost things you can do to share time with a friend. It can even be as simple as grabbing coffee together!
"Get a manicure or pedicure. This has to be one of my most favorite treats! Nothing says time to indulge like a trip to the salon. It is so relaxing to be pampered."
Get a manicure or pedicure. This has to be one of my most favorite treats! Nothing says time to indulge like a trip to the salon. It is so relaxing to be pampered. You can also save some money by planning your visit in advance and shopping for deals on Groupon.
Save up for something big. Deposit your spending money into a savings account, and use it for something REALLY nice later on! You could take a short vacation, or buy something nice that you’ve been wanting. Have you been eyeing that expensive handbag for a while now? Save up for it!
No matter how you choose to reward yourself, it’s important to remember to fill your cup every now and then. Especially when we’ve reached a goal, finished a major project, or paid off a debt, we need to motivate ourselves to start on the next thing. Our lists can seem never-ending, and taking the time to reward ourselves a little here and there is definitely a smart and needed thing to do. You deserve it!
Happy Holidays From Best Mommy Life!
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