Hi Gang! Sorry I haven't been writing - it's been a very busy week!! I did make my first purchase of Christmas Chocolates, although I haven't tried them yet. I got Reese's Trees, a Reese's King Size Tree, Hershey's Hot Cocoa Kisses and Candy Cane Kisses, and Whoppers that look like snowballs!!! Oh - and a Snicker's Nutcracker. Hey, I felt that after an MRI, I needed some fun!
It's important to reward yourself when you go through something that's challenging or painful or bothers you. Maybe after you finish a big project at work or survive the holiday get together with the in-laws. As long as it's not something that makes you feel worse in the long run (um - things like drinking till you pass out), rewards are a good thing. Most of us are way too hard on ourselves. We are driven by achievement but forget to celebrate achievement!
There are days when all of you do something amazing; deal with a sick child and a demanding boss or land a big account or keep your cool with a frustrating customer or co-worker. Reward yourself! The reward just might be taking a hot bath or going to bed early or buying some chocolate! If you wait around for someone else to reward you or make you feel better, you might be waiting a long time. Treat yourself the way you would like others to treat you - you deserve it!!
I'm off in the morning to the Chocolate Show in NY, then the Just Born factory tour in PA, so I won't be writing for a few days. But I should have some great stories when I get back! In the meantime, here's my challenge to you - reward yourself this weekend. We made it through the elections, we're moving into the holidays (a stressful time), and it's the end of another year. Think of all you've accomplished and give yourself some kind of treat - you deserve it!