When it comes to treats, do you tend to be stingy or overdo it?
Better Than Before author Gretchen Rubin writes (emphasis mine),
“'Treats' may sound like a self-indulgent, frivolous strategy, but it’s not...When we give ourselves treats, we feel energized, cared for, and contented, which boosts our self-command—and self-command helps us maintain our healthy habits."
After years of reading frugality blogs and denying myself simple pleasures for the sake of saving a buck, I think I've found my sweet spot.
Getting my favorite coffee weekly is something I look forward to days in advance. It's often enough that I don't feel deprived, and rare enough that it feels special.
When I asked on Instagram, I heard from folks on both sides of the spectrum - people who tend to be stingy with themselves, and people who tend to overdo treats.
Here are 3 tips for you, regardless of where you fall on this spectrum!
3 Tips to Find Your Treat Sweet Spot
so treating yourself feels good & right
Bonus deep thought: Knowing you're worthy and capable of handling hard things can help get to the root of some of your deepest tendencies to withhold or overdo.
These ideas are great ones to explore in a one-on-one space like therapy or coaching. (Hint, hint.)
To get help with treating yourself in a feels-good, feels-right way, reach out!
I'd love to hear more about you and see if we're a good fit.
To treats that help you feel energized, well-cared for and content,
Self Care Coach
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