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2021 JANUARY 7
GIFTS FOR YOURSELF
Giving yourself gifts - yay or nay?
How is it that gifting presents to others is so natural and obvious - but giving yourself gifts is a ‘new and contemporary’ idea? (as my downstairs neighbor would call it, when my monthly goodies get misdelivered at her door. oops.)
Don’t we deserve gifts?
Think about it - there’s no-one else who does more for us - than us. We learn, grow, endure hardships; we hope, believe, love, protect & fight for ourselves.
Sure, sometimes we go astray and forget to take care of ourselves or make bad choices. But even in those moments, don’t we deserve a reward for trying? Maybe we deserve it even more?
But I know - it’s not as easy as it sounds. Self-love takes a lot of work.
Many moons ago, I prioritized everyone around, except me. I used to think that it’s selfless to love and care for everyone and not attend so much to the needs of myself.
But now I’m happily bringing yet another crystal (my favorite gift to myself) to my humble abode, even though there are crystals in every corner of my home.
How did it happen?
Well, I realized without love for me - my love for others was like the sun in winter - beautiful but cold and distant.
I didn’t have the happiness in myself to share with the world, nor I had the strength to help, really help, and lift others’ spirits.
I was only tired.
But after I made a conscious decision to take time for myself - everything changed. I fell in love with the world - in ways I haven’t done before. And because I felt so positive and happy - everyone around me began to feel the same way too.
It’s the magic of empathy, happiness & love. What we feel inside - others will pick up on it too.
Don’t believe me? Try it.
Get yourself arguably the best gift out there - Mindful Souls Box - to give you yet another incentive to slow down and show yourself care and love each month!
Jade is a writer who loves art, nature, and various topics that cover psychology. She can often be found reading, practicing mindfulness, or redecorating her house while listening to easy jazz. And her favorite color is aqua blue :)