Reader Question: Do YOU Treat Yourself?
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Check out this email I received from a reader…
I’m ALWAYS on the hunt for great deals. Deals on our weekly grocery needs, wardrobe needs, and of course for the always-upcoming holidays and birthdays. I am always checking Hip2Save for many of these things and often find myself thinking, “this would be great for ____”. That blank is very rarely filled with “me”.
It’s so easy for us to give and do for those we care for, but how often are we returning the favor to ourselves? More so, how often do we feel badly when we do something for ourselves? I tend to second guess my “selfish” purchases almost every time, even if it’s something I need, like a new pair of black dress shoes for work. Why do we do that to ourselves? After all, I think anyone would agree that “mommy” is worthy of a $20 splurge on a cute jacket or whatever it may be.
I have to remind myself to STOP second guessing those purchases. All of the bills are paid and everyone has what they need. My question to those who often feel the same way is: When you’re feeling the weight of everyone else’s needs, how do you remember to return the favor to yourself every once in a while?