You’re working hard. You’re doing all the right things. You pay your bills, you have a vision board, and you’re saving for your financial future.
So why shouldn’t you be able to treat yourself to massages, facials and pedicures every month without feeling guilty about it?
If you’re like me and most of the women I work with, you enjoy taking care of yourself and your well-being—yet still feel guilty about spending the money when you do.
You may think you shouldn’t spend so much every month when you could be saving more for retirement or for your child’s college education.
But as women, we need to take good care of ourselves in order to continue giving to our friends, family, businesses, careers, etc.
In my opinion, women need to feel good to do good. And if you’re like me, you probably want to do a lot of good in this world.
So if you’ve ever felt guilty about spending money on yourself for Pilates, yoga, massages, haircuts, facials, manicures or pedicures, then watch this video where I share the Financially Wise way to take care of yourself every month.
Here are the key takeaways:
Start by making a list of what the things that make you feel good. It can be anything- parks, reading, massages, pedicures, talking with a friend, etc.
Figure out which of your self-care items will cost you money.
Figure out how much money you can realistically spend every month on your self-care list while staying on budget. Check out the The Financially Wise Women Guide To Saving Monthly for more information.
If you find you’restrapped for money, what expenses can you cut back on to make sure you have some money to spend on your self-care items?
Put these self-care activities in your calendar. If it’s not in your calendar, you won’t do it. Trust me.
If you have kids or limited time, ask your family for support. What does your partner need to do so you can have time for your self-care activities? How can you ask your kids to honor your self-care time?
Rinse and repeat. Review your self-care list weekly and make sure you’re tackling your self care needs just as much as anything else in your calendar or list of things to do.
Have a self-care buddy. Share these things with a close friend and do some of them together.
I love helping women gain clarity around money. Now that you are learning what you need to do, the choice to do this work is yours.
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