Time for Self Love Monday! I am so excited for this Monday. A new week brings new opportunity. I am ready to kick butt this week. I am feeling great and ready to make some great things happen. However this week goes I am excited to see what happens. But first it is time to acknowledge my accomplishments from last week.
Sometimes a moment of self care just falls right in our laps. I have been saying for over a month now that I needed to get me some more shoes. I have been putting it off for awhile to do other things. I don’t know why but I find myself putting myself to the side at least 75% of the time. I know I know. I shouldn’t do it but I am working on it. So this is where I am showing myself some self love and patting myself on the back. This past weekend my daughter came home from school. She needed some shoes so The Husband suggested her and I head to Payless to pick up some shoes for her. That way we would get in some mother/daughter time and she could get her shoes. So we walk into the store and immediately this rack caught her eye. They were having a sale on some shoes. Everything on the rack was $10. I wasn’t believing this and neither was she. Now the only intent was for her to get some shoes not me. I figured I could get some later. Then the sales lady came over and told us that not only were those shoes on sale but we could also get another 30% off. So she looks at me and goes “Mommy why don’t you get some shoes too. ” I told her we would see. We had agreed to not spend more than $30 on shoes. So I told her I would pick some shoes and that if it wasn’t over $30 I would get them. So I am looking at the rack and I find two pairs of cute shoes. They were $10 a piece. I am sitting over here jealous of my child cause she found a pair of boots that were $10 and she also found another pair she liked that were also $10. So we look some more. Now the total of the shoes in our hands before going to the register was $40. I was ready to put one pair of shoes back because I was positive it was going to be more than that. We get to the register and I only put three pairs up there and it came to $22 and some change, Then I asked her to put the other pair up there and it came to $30 and some change. I was so shocked. So both of us were able to walk out with two pairs of shoes a piece and they were cute. I am glad she talked me into getting the shoes. I was so happy. So I am showing my self some love for not passing up this great deal and not talking myself out of it. I treated myself and didn’t feel guilty about it. Well not as guilty.
Splurging on myself is so hard for me because I feel so guilty doing it knowing the money can be put towards other things. I don’t know why. But I am working on not feeling guilty because I deserve to take care of myself. If I am not taking care of me I can’t take care of others. I will usually wait until I absolutely need something before I spend money on myself. But as I do it more and within reason I am finding that it is okay to splurge on myself sometimes. I don’t have to feel guilty doing it either. Especially if I get great deals like this. I am taking steps to make myself a priority. As I continue this journey I am finding myself happier and happier. As I become happier I am able to spread it to others.
What self love moment do you have to share today?