Self-Appreciation 101: How You Can Reward Yourself

by Marie Rodriguez

You just achieved the goal that you have set for yourself at your age. What will you do next?

With the euphoria still crackling in the air, let’s talk about how you will celebrate this milestone. You may choose to go out with your loved ones. After being stuck at home for roughly a year, going out for dinner seems to be an excellent idea. You also have other options.


You should reward yourself for a job well done. After everything you have invested — both time and effort — it is only right that you mark your success with a physical or intangible trophy. If you don’t know what you should get for yourself, then you should listen carefully.

A Little Me Time

You may not have remembered when the last time that you took a break. After your win, you should take this as the chance to do so. If you have just been promoted, this little me-time will give you the strength to tackle your new post. This retreat will give you a chance to recollect your thoughts and plan out your next step.

You may choose to pamper yourself in a spa. If you have some hesitancy to do this because of the pandemic, you don’t have to worry. There are some guidelines on how to remain safe.

You can indulge in a weekend getaway with your better half. You may opt for a package that offers a relaxing atmosphere, round-the-clock service, and decadent meals. Several establishments offer a holistic spa approach. The package may include sunrise yoga and organic fruit juice diets. This option will leave you physically rejuvenated and mentally at peace.

Perfect Memento

If going to a spa for the weekend is not your kind of thing, then you might consider buying a trinket to capture the moment. This may be some personalized bling or perhaps a vintage bottle of wine.

Let’s say that you received a notice that a company is willing to help your plan to self-publish a cookbook. Others may think it is too early to celebrate for a moment like this, but it is not because the deal is a cinch.

In this case, you can choose to celebrate the moment by buying that one item that you have been keeping your eye at. This little memento is your way of capturing your success. This trophy may come in the form of a book from your favorite author or a fancy pen with your name engraved on it.

That Special Dinner

Of course, you must celebrate your victory with your loved ones. After being stuck in the house for roughly a year, it is great to be with the ones who are dearest to your heart. But you need to do some little assignment before the said affair.

With the Delta variant still looming large, it is necessary to take extra precautions. This way, you will celebrate your win without getting anyone sick.

When you are doing your homework, you must check the ventilation of the establishment. For example, a restaurant offers a seating arrangement where there is a foot-long distance between one diner. You may think that their arrangement passes your safety standards. But you must take a closer look at things.

You should ask yourself if viral contaminants are less concentrated in the seating arrangement. Is there enough free-flowing air in between diners to dilute any aerosol pollutant? If you choose between a restaurant that offers an outdoor dining experience and an establishment that organizes its seats to allow some distance between diners, you should choose the one that allows outdoor dining.

Let’s say that the restaurant has created a temporary structure to cater to their patrons who want to eat outside of the establishment. If you must dine in this kind of setting, you should opt for one without walls, especially if it happens to be a windy day. This kind of structure will allow air to circulate. This preparation seems a bit too much for one night out with loved ones. But it is better to be safe than sorry.

Everyone has taken an emotional toll because of the pandemic. This depressing state is the reason you should celebrate your victory. It will make you feel better. If you choose to party with your loved ones, the ability to do so is already a blessing. After all, most of us were on our own for a year. Celebrating your win with your loved ones will make the victory so much sweeter.

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