Have you ever owned something downright luxurious – like a designer dress, a diamond-encrusted watch, or a jaw-dropping pair of Jimmy Choos, and then… only wear it once?
There’s an insidious little thing going around that I call “special-occasion-itis.”
Those who suffer from special-occasion-itis believe that they only “deserve” things on special occasions. They can only slip on that dress for a fancy anniversary dinner. They only deserve flowers on Valentine’s Day. They have to wait for someone to get married to throw on the good shoes.
They don’t believe they deserve the new & shiny, the luxe & expensive, and so they save it for a special occasion.
And if you know me, I am not about that life.
Why can’t we love ourselves and make pleasure and luxury our new normal?
The answer is: we can.
You don’t have to jet off to Italy or buy ten thousand dollar watches to love yourself. (But do it if you want to!)
There are plenty of daily luxuries that you can work into your life.
For example, I drink my tea out of a fancy-ass teacup because I am worth it. Why should I wait for a special occasion?
I send myself fresh flowers every week because I’m not waiting for a holiday or anniversary or Scott Hyatt to do it for me. I send my own damn flowers – ‘cause I’m worth it.
I get dolled up and do the most for my business videos. Sometimes I wear a bright pink designer dress, other times a leather jacket and bold red lipstick. I don’t need to wait for a special occasion. I can look how I wanna look ALL THE TIME.
Repeat after me: you do not need a special occasion to love yourself.
Stop waiting and start savoring.
p.s. I’d love to hear what pleasures & luxuries are a part of your everyday life. Come share in the GO TIME Facebook Group!