Treating yourself is really tempting.
After all, you do a lot of stuff during the day that needs rewarding.
I had a phone call today and my voice didn't crack!
I ordered salad instead of a donut!
I made it through the day without yelling at anyone!
And it's really nice to take yourself out to eat. Or buy yourself something. Or just run a bubble bath. Treat yourself.
But this can turn into a vicious cycle. You have to go out to eat to make up for the day you had. You have to treat yourself, because you've been good all week.
The problem stems from not taking care of yourself well. If you just took the time in small moments to take care of yourself, you wouldn't have to treat yourself in such a big way.
So treat yourself well, and you won't have to treat yourself as often.
Sometimes being kind to yourself isn't all that kind.