I’ve been due a little me-time and somehow I managed to wangle a full weekend of it – a leisurely appointment to get my hair done, a little shopping and a date with my sister-in-law-to-be for a fizzy afternoon tea. It was a weekend of getting dressed up, taken care of and – for the most part – remaining baby-puke free!
Being a little bit fancy always puts a spring in my step but, I think, having a bumper weekend of it felt like a real treat. And it doesn’t have to be much… Small ways of showing yourself some tlc can have huge benefits in how you feel about yourself.
An upgrade here and there can create a chain reaction of feel-good.
Think about your own experience. Think of an occasion where you’ve treated yourself? It might be something simple like getting a pedicure or a VIP upgrade like flying first class. Whatever it is, how did that gesture make you feel about yourself? Often it’s more significant than simply admiring your pretty pinkies or the extra leg-room. That pedicure makes you feel more chic and put-together and so more confident and that, in turn, puts you in the right frame of mind to get the guy / shine in your annual appraisal / secure the promotion.
In what area of your life do you feel like you’re due a bit of an upgrade? Choose one area – maybe your career, your relationship, your wellbeing where you are willing to place more value on yourself. What action could you take to upgrade how you feel about yourself in that area? How can you invest in yourself?
I’d love to hear from you. Let me know what your upgrade is and, once you’ve done it, share with me the ripple of feel-good it created.