We have all seen the treat yo’self meme telling us to act how we want to feel better.
The pressure to look put together takes priority to actually get better. Why do we, especially millennials, equate money spent to taking care of our bodies and minds?
Social media makes it easier for us to compare ourselves to others. We are constantly seeing what others are doing and if we don’t have it, we want it. The need to impress online makes a part of us think we need things in order to fill the voids in our lives.
This is simply false.
A shopping trip won’t solve your problems.
This is why younger generations are so invested in having things that look nice without the commitment needed to get there. Having a material mindset will keep you focused on the result, not the process it takes to get there. We think social media is real, but it’s not. It takes a lot to maintain that image online.
We splurge to keep up when we cannot afford it (making a dip in our savings possibly) then we work more to compensate. It’s a destructive pattern where we are never satisfied with what we have so we’re overworking ourselves to get ahead.
Do we take time to evaluate what we are doing and why we are so busy?
Do we take the time to let go of what is not serving us?
We have to evaluate our lives by ruthlessly critiquing what we do and how we do it. This means mentally, (thought processes), physically (health), emotionally (relationships), and spiritually (your internal connections to the world and beyond).
We need to place our priority on our well-being not buying what we want. Don’t get me wrong, some of what you do to treat your mind may come at a cost. For example, therapy or a gym membership. Maybe taking a seminar on mental health or just time away from work. However, these are small prices to pay to perform at your best.
Then you can unlock all your potential and eminence because it’s definitely there.
Let’s change the narrative from treating yo’self to becoming the most beautiful and resplendent versions of ourselves.