How to Invest in Yourself this Holiday Season
December is here! We have really entered the Christmas season and all that comes along with it. Often times, we can lose sight of ourselves through this month and the inevitable anarchy that seems to follow. Of course, yes, this is a season of giving, however, it is still important we take a step back to appreciate ourselves as well. Invest in yourself this holiday, and you’ll be making the most profitable investment you will ever make! Sometimes those small doses of selfishness can be a good thing. Read on for tips on how to invest in YOU this holiday.
Buy decorations for you
Decorations for your house should be for you, not anyone else! With pinterest and Instagram being as prominent in our lives as they are, it can feel as if we are buying things just to impress others and add to our feed. Finding your style and groove is important. We need to feel welcome and comfortable in our living space, and finding the perfect Christmas decorations will allow you to express yourself in a way that’s perfect for this time of year. Go all in on your exclusive style, and you’ll reap the benefits the entire season!
Take a day
Whether you go all out on a spa day or simply have a little quiet time to yourself to recharge your internal battery, taking a personal day every once in a while is vital. You could even take a night off with your partner and spice up your week with a date night. You will be shocked at the benefits you will see to your overall mood and stress after just a little time to refocus. Just that little moment away from your to-do lists will put you in a better mindset the following day.
Buy yourself a present
While you shouldn’t get too crazy, it can be nice to buy yourself a present you normally wouldn’t spend money on. Getting that magazine at checkout or that candle you couldn’t stop smelling at the grocery store are great ways to give yourself that extra treat. If you really want to invest in a skill set then consider enrolling in a class. It could be to learn a new language or even a small baking class. Whatever it is, use it to benefit you through the stressful holidays.
Tip: Incorporate a little extra room in your budget to allow this expenditure. This way you will have some structure. If you do not anticipate this, you will have to compromise on other purchases
Set goals for yourself
With NYE right around the corner, it may be a great time to start setting some goals for yourself. Stop and think about what will benefit you to become a better version of yourself. You can even take a look at what you accomplished over the last year and try to build off of that. No need to wait until the new year to begin bettering yourself! It’s important however to make sure your goals are realistic and thought out. When you set an unattainable goal it can end up chipping away at your confidence, leading to you giving up completely.
Take this holiday season in stride and make the most of it! Letting the stress overcome us will ultimately set us up for failure in the new year. Comment below how you plan to prioritize your wellbeing.