I don’t think there is much need to defend the value and importance of treating oneself. We get it, right? Pleasure is pleasure.
Yet, how much “selfishness” do we allow ourselves before the Guiltmon shows up? (Oh, I’m sure you’re familiar with Guiltmon – the guilt monster)
The big tipping point for me was discovering the Abraham-Hicks teachings. That’s what they have to say on the subject:
“If we were standing in your physical shoes, that would be our dominant quest: Entertaining Yourself, pleasing Yourself, connecting with Yourself, being Yourself, enjoying Yourself, loving Yourself. Some say, “Well, Abraham you teach selfishness. And we say, yes we do, yes we do, yes we do, because unless you are selfish enough to reach for that connection, you don’t have anything to give anyone, anyway. And when you are selfish enough to make that connection — you have an enormous gift that you give everywhere you are. ” Abraham-Hicks, 4/21/01
Anyway. Debating the reasons to treat yourself is not nearly as delicious as actually sitting down and figuring out what makes you glow or throw your hands in the air screaming ‘Woohoooooo!’. Is it a 10 hour sleep? Brunch on the terrace? Stroll on the beach? Adrenaline rush of skydiving? Afternoon cuddle? Karaoke session? Smell of the newly bought book? Sales? Snickers? Sex? Socks?
While you’re making a list, shout out to “Parks and Rec” for demonstrating how it’s done:
With much glow,