Hi. I just have to talk to you a little bit about, as Joeaux suggested, buyer’s remorse. You know, so many times when we travel to foreign countries or we travel even in the U.S. or Canada, we never get out of the hotel. We never do anything extraordinary. We go to the event. We do the event. We go to dinner in the hotel. We seldom ever even leave the hotel.
Well, we came in early. The universe had to actually trick us to come to Cairo, Egypt early because of lots of things, but they had to trick us to get us here early…so we could actually take like two or three days off and just relax. I mean, I slept 12 or 13 hours a day every day for two days. I don’t ever sleep more than six or seven hours. If that.
You’re Worth It
And then, we went shopping. And talk about buyer’s remorse there. I got this ring. It’s an Alexandrite. I have always wanted an Alexandrite ring and I’ve been wanting a big stoned ring. Isn’t it pretty? It changes colors. You’ll have to pay attention to it when you see me. It’s 18-karat gold which makes me a little nervous, but I woke up this morning thinking, “What have I done? I spent this money on a ring. A ring. I could be buying plane tickets. I could be doing this. I could be doing that. I know how I can pay for it. I know what I can do.”
And I went through this whole rigmarole, this whole process. It’s like, we had to justify coming in early, thinking that it was a mistake when we really just needed a couple of days of downtime. I had to justify to it myself that I really have been wanting this Alexandrite stone. You know, you don’t. You are worth it.
It’s so important for you to honor yourself. It’s so important for you to take care of yourself. It’s so important for you to say, “You know, if I want something, the Universe has my back. I can get it and I can be smart, but I still can get it and know that I’m worth taking two or three days off, and it’s not going to affect my income (or Joeaux’s income). I’m worth buying myself a beautiful ring at a good price because I work really hard.”
And it’s so fascinating because I’m almost justifying that fact to you even though I don’t need to. That’s how ingrained those habits are, we feel like we have to justify those good things that we do for ourselves when we don’t. We are valuable enough just to have good things in our life. So stop the pattern of buyers remorse.
End the Justification
So, remember that. Next time you’ve got buyers remorse, or you’re trying to justify to yourself or someone else something good that you’ve done for yourself, you don’t have to. Just relax and enjoy it, and say, “How cool is this?” Have a great day.
What do you have a tendency to justify? Do you feel remorseful when you do something nice for yourself? Share your thoughts in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback.
Namaste y’all, namaste.