When I was a little girl, I remember I would get soaps, perfumes, or jewelry and I would put it in a box for “safe keeping”. My thought behind it at the time was that I would save it for my wedding day. What a silly thought from a six-year old or seven-year old girl! But this carried on into my early teens and then into adulthood. I would buy something and then “save” it for a later time. Looking back, there was so much stuff that I threw away because after years it was no longer good or worth using. The scents would fade, or they would melt, or something would happen and they were no longer worth their value. I also realized this was a hoarders mentality in a way. So, in recent years as I’ve learned more about enjoying things in the present, I’ve changed my mentality and my behaviors.
I also realize now that this thought process did not allow me to enjoy those things in the present and that I put off my happiness to use and enjoy those items for a future date that never came. So in essence, I was selling myself short, sabotaging my own happiness and not savoring things in the moment.
Does this sound like you? Do you put something off until later because you want to save it for another time when your circumstances might be better?
I’ve learned that the only time to live is NOW, in the present. So I buy what I want, when I want and I use it as I please. I no longer save things for a future date because this life is not guaranteed and thing can be bad, sour, etc. So I buy my favorite bubble bath, body wash, perfume, soaps, or whatever and I use them, frequently!
What are you putting off until later and not enjoying now because either you believe you don’t deserve it, or you want to “save” it for a special time, date, etc.?
Everyday is a special day to enjoy your life, so start making YOURSELF a priority. Start doing things for yourself today that you might have previously put-off or postponed for a “special time”. Today is a special time, and there is no other time like the present.
Enjoy your life everyday by savoring the things you love in the present, in this moment. This also changes your energy and shows the universe that you are ready for more awesome things to show up. When you put things off into the future, you are saying that you don’t deserve these good things or aren’t ready.
What signs and signals are you sending to the universe about your desires, happiness, and regarding what you deserve today?
Stop waiting to enjoy the things you love, and start enjoying them today!