There are two kinds of situations where people both feel deserving, but one ends up better for it and one worse.
Picture someone driving by an ice cream shop at the end of a long productive day. "Man that ice cream sounds delicious," they tell themselves. "I worked hard today, I deserve it." So they decide to indulge in a deliciously unhealthy feast of fat and sugar.
Behind that car is another person whom also had a fantastically productive day. They see the ice cream shop and at first it sounds delicious, but then they tell themselves "I am a good person who deserves to feel amazing and energized, therefore I don't eat unhealthy food - I'll go for yogurt and berries instead when I get home."
They have much in common, both crave ice cream and both think they're deserving people.
Where they differ is that one rewards themselves by bringing down their level of health and one rewards themselves by bringing up their level of health.
Rewards are supposed to be good things. Therefore, the second person has made the logical decision in this instance. However, in real life, they are quite the rarity. Strange, isn't it?
Think deeply about what's "good" and "not good" in life and reward yourself properly.
(side note: God damn I love ice cream!! - sorry about the photo :))
Photo by Joy
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