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Gift for Me

Aug 13, 2020 | 4 min read

The holiday season is coming up. Have you been busy making a list of gifts to get for everyone?

You probably forgot to include the most important person.... YOU! 

A lot of people tend to forget or dismiss getting themselves a gift. But you deserve something special too. Read until the end to learn about how to do it too!

Focus on yourself

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The Cookie Jar's Mistake

If you want to brush me off right away, STOP. You deserve your own attention. Like, really really. The holiday season is about giving. And you deserve your own attention too. 

Take a moment to think about a story of a really loving & full Cookie Jar. This Cookie Jar love everyone so so much. It decided to give away all its well loved cookies away. One day, it reached into itself to pull out a cookie for the little child. But to its dismay, there was nothing left inside. There was nothing left to give. 

The Cookie Jar wanted to love everyone, so it focused on giving. But, in doing so, neglected to take the time to focus on itself and refill. That was big mistake. 

Let's all learn from the Cookie Jar: we need to fill ourselves in order to fill others. 

Cookie Jar
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How do we fill ourselves?

So now that we know it's important to focus on ourselves, how do we do it? There are many ways to gifting yourself, including: 

  • - Not doing something
  • - Me time
  • - Splurging (within reason) 

 

Not Doing Something

Say No
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Ever felt like a balloon about to pop? Sometimes our responsibilities can get so overwhelming that we might feel like a balloon that's about to pop (.. or a balloon that's deflating). 

We need to say NO sometimes. If you feel guilty about it, don't. Instead, think of it as a treat to yourself. Let yourself say no to things you don't actually want to do.  Asked to bake a turkey for the office Christmas party when you don't have the time or energy? NO. 

Me Time

Self Love

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Set some time in your busy schedule to be alone in your own quiet space. This might be hard to do, but it's Christmas and you deserve an excellent gift. You might need to negotiate with your spouse or other family members to work out a time when you can escape, but it'll be worth it. 

When was the last time you had some peace? Yeah, exactly. It's long overdue. It's time for you to spend some time on yourself and do what you love. 

 

Reasonable Splurging

Buy what you want

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Have you been eyeing that jacket all winter long? This could be a good time to replace your old jacket!

It's important to spend some money on yourself sometimes! Money doesn't buy you happiness directly... but it can certainly buy you things that could make your life easier and indirectly make your life happier to a certain extent. 

I am not encouraging reckless shop-til-you-drop moments. I'm talking about a treat that you bring your lots of joy without breaking the bank. Look at your finances and set a budget (and stay within the budget!). 

I personally struggle with spending money on myself. When it comes to spending money on other people that I love, I don't skimp out. But when it comes to myself..... it's hard for me to justify. I'm wearing a shirt with a massive hole in the back as I type this lol! 

Setting a budget before I go shopping really helps me out. This money has been set aside by me to spend on myself. So I can feel a little more loose to buy stuff for myself! 

You're Ready Now

It's time to put your name on your Christmas Gift List! Don't forget to get a worthy gift for someone as special as you ❤️

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