I am going to start out by saying, this is not an ad for the Dyson hair-dryer. This year for Christmas, I was gifted with a Dyson hair dryer - you know, the ones that are $400 and created by that vacuum company. Anyways, when I opened it, I was shocked and a little bit annoyed. I asked myself, "Why do I need such an expensive hair dryer? Won't my $30 target hairdryer suffice?" Well, it turns out, this hair dryer changed me. Now before you go judging me or thinking I am a shallow person, I want you to continue reading as to why and how this blow-dryer did so much for me.
Here are a few things that I gained just from this silly blow-dryer...
Not only did I like the way the blow-dryer made my hair look, but it also gave me something to look forward to doing in the morning. I would set out 10 extra minutes every morning to blow out my hair to my own liking. By doing that, I was able to style my hair and overall improve my appearance. With that, I became a more confident person. Studies show, that when you look good, you feel even better. So for me, taking ten extra minutes to boost-up my daily confidence was a no-brainer.
$400 is not really something anyone should just throw around, no matter how much money you do or don't have, so when I was gifted the expensive blow-dryer, I promised myself that I would take care of it. By taking care of my "big girl toy," I built up some maturity. I don't just throw it in my suitcase when I travel. It sounds weird to even be writing, but by having this expensive toy, I felt myself grow up a little bit.
3. Daily excitement
I began to have something to look forward to every single day. I am someone who loves to spend time getting ready for any type of event.
I know this entire thing just sounds like I value expensive things - but that is far from my point.
My point for this article is that it is so important to do things for yourself. Whether that be taking an hour of your day to read a book, buying a new dress just because, or in my case, having an expensive blow-dryer. It is crucial in this social media day and age to take time away from your phone and focus on yourself.
I constantly find myself scrolling through social media and comparing myself to various different people. This in return has heightened my anxiety. I started to take minutes away and attention away from my phone and do more things for myself. My favorite thing to do for myself is involving my $400 hair-dryer. I hope whoever is reading this takes a second and decides a new thing that they will do for themselves today.