I’m going to share with you a conversation I had with a friend just this week.
Her words to me were “can I come work for you? You spend more money on yourself than anyone I know. I must be doing something wrong”
My reply ” How much did you spend on Justin Beiber tickets? How many holidays you got booked next year? How often do you eat out, get takeaways, how many bottles of wine per week do you drink at home, how often do you go clothes shopping?”
She admitted she wasn’t going to win this argument and we both agreed this is what you call “priorities”.
Today she sent me a Snapchat of the new Superdry jacket she had purchased, I put that into perspective with my reply “that’s one session of colonic”
To me my health and wellbeing are of utmost importance and yes I now spend more than I have ever done on my appearance, I’m 46 I need to invest in myself cos no one else is. I wouldn’t want to begin to add it all up. Don’t get me wrong I don’t walk round in rags, my wardrobe and my family’s wardrobe are decent clober, I just don’t go clothes shopping on a weekly basis. I don’t go big on shoes and handbags, I have my core items, again decent gear, which will last for years.
This is a similar scenario to the ” I haven’t got time” one. If you recall I will be in the gym or out for a run at 6am if that’s the only time I have. I make that time because I want to. When some people say “I can’t afford that” when I sure as hell know they can, it really is because, and I quote from my buddy ” I can justify spending a 100 quid on a nice meal but I can’t justify 70 quid to have my arse jet washed.” BTW I also can justify £100 on a decent meal.
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty, what I spend!!! I’m not going into amounts but here goes,
Monthly Gym membership £25
DNA bootcamp VIP £45
PT 6 session blocks not telling
Beauty treatments, including facial peels, 6 weekly, Botox every 4 months and yep I’ve had fillers found the edges of my lips, lasts 18 months
Colonic course of 7
The odd pedicure
Random sports massage.
Then again I don’t have false nails or lashes, I do hairswaps with a friend .
It’s all relevant, let’s move on and just get our own priorities right. My priority is protecting my future self, what’s yours?