We naturally buy gifts with other people in mind. We treat our loved ones in the best way we know how to and give them all sorts of gifts. Do you ever think of buying yourself gifts? We are not talking about things that you need to live or your basic needs. We are talking about random gifts that you like. Whether this sounds weird or right, you need to treat yourself often, starting today. Why? Is it not selfish?
Well, it is not selfish to put yourself first at times. Treating yourself does not mean that you forget about the people you love. It means you keep yourself happy and excited with the things you love out of life. In return, they get the best version of you and your gifts. Still not convinced? Here are more reasons why you need that special treat today.
1. You know yourself best
Do you remember how you secretly wish for certain things as birthday gifts or anniversary gifts? We do it all the time. We cross our fingers hoping that a friend, partner, or sibling will pick something we long for as a gift. Sometimes we mention it jokingly but no one seems to get it. Why is that? You know yourself better than any of your loved ones does.
People give gifts based on their judgment of your interests and style. They may get it right sometimes but not always. Do not wait for perfect gifts. Appreciate what you get but buy yourself what you really need.
2. It is rejuvenating
How do you feel when unpacking something you really like? Nothing compares to that feeling. If you are in a bad mood or just going through a tough life season, treating yourself will rejuvenate you and lift your moods. You can buy gifts or give yourself a different treat. For instance, you can organize a holiday trip by yourself or a spa day.
You do not need company on every trip and neither do you need others to lift your mood. In fact, you are a better friend or partner when you are able to deal with all negativity without worrying others. As it is with gifts for others, you do not need to spend much. Drive to a new resort for an afternoon or night. It will rejuvenate you and give you the boost you need to keep going.
How many people are guilty of working hard without pausing to celebrate the wins? Many of us are guilty of it. We set high life or career goals and go after them with everything in us. When we achieve one, we set a higher one. You may wear out if you do not stop to celebrate small wins.
We know about breaking down goals into short-term goals and all. However, if you do not celebrate the wins, the failures will discourage you. Learn to celebrate yourself for every achievement, whether great or small. This could be completing a short course, maintaining your workout routine, or attaining your degree. You should be the first person to acknowledge and celebrate such progress.
4. A necessary distraction
Life gets busy and repetitive with time. You go through the same schedule every day until your body and mind are accustomed to it. The best interruptions you can think of are weekends and holidays, which are also predictable. Such a life is boring. You cannot change some parts of your day. For instance, the work schedule may be static if you are employed. However, you can create moments of celebration within your normal schedule.
Travelling is always a great distraction from the usual activities. You can take your leave days or time off your business to enjoy different sceneries around the world. If you do not have an opportunity to travel, a trip to a gift shop is equally good. They say that shopping is therapeutic. The process of looking for a new gift for you or picking flowers for your space is a good distraction. Take a detour after work and shop for what makes you happy.
5. You become a better giver
You learn to give better gifts to your loved ones after mastering buying gifts for yourself. First, you learn about the best gift shops while looking for your favorite items. You know the best places to eat, watch movies, enjoy spa dates, or rest. You will be ready when a birthday or anniversary for your loved one comes.
Second, you know the fulfillment, joy, excitement, and rejuvenation that come with gifts. You learn from treating yourself how others feel when they receive gifts that they like or need. Consequently, you put more thought and effort into choosing gifts. You stop giving random gifts even to children because of your experience with gifts.
6. You deserve it
One of the reasons why people find it awkward to treat themselves or buy gifts is that they do not believe they deserve it. You start believing that you need to give away the best gifts without expecting anything back. You may not get them from others but you can get them from yourself. The thought that you do not deserve the best may become a belief system if your loved ones give you simple random gifts.
You cannot dictate other people’s choices and thoughts of your worth. In fact, people treat you based on how you treat yourself. If you buy yourself the best of everything, eat from the restaurants, wear the best and all that, your friends take note. They will start relating with you and giving you what you deserve- the best of everything. Start from where you are with what you have to treat yourself as you deserve.
We hope that you are convinced by now of the need to treat yourself with all kinds of gifts. Do not wait for your loved ones to get your next gift right. Master the art of self-care and self-love before expecting anything from others. Visit our store for some gift ideas that will make your days special.