Have you ever felt like you wanted – or needed – a treat?
Maybe you’ve had a rough day.
You want to kick back a little bit.
Or perhaps you’ve had a rad day.
You want to celebrate.
Perhaps you’ve been stressed.
Or maybe you’ve just got some feeling.
Like you deserve a treat.
Or maybe you just want something nice.
This treat could be food.
It could be clothing.
It could be something that’s been on your wish list for a while.
Often, these treats are used to just brighten up our days a little bit.
On the other hand, sometimes we use these treats as distractions.
To turn our attention from parts of our lives that we find unpleasant.
Parts of our lives that we don’t want to face.
As such, these treats aren’t even really treats.
They happen so often.
They bring so little joy.
All they’re really doing is numbing.
Yet we continue to justify them.
We tell ourselves we deserve them.
Or that we shouldn’t deprive ourselves.
Our reasons are countless.
This isn’t to say that we should never treat ourselves.
Only that we might be aware of how and why we’re doing so.
Are your treats actually treats?
Out of the ordinary?
Bringing you great pleasure?
Carrying significance and offering value?
What role are they playing the pursuit of your best life?
Are they moving you forward?
Or holding you back?
Only you can answer these questions.
How one person approaches treats will be different from how another person does.
It’s up to you to determine how and why you treat yourself.
It’s up to you what role treats play in your life.
You’ve got this.