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Reward yourself

Reward yourself

Fashion, Life itself

Like you know it’s been a really tough time for me with all that’s going on and not that things have calmed down, quite the contrary, I truly enjoy life right now. What’s changed? Well, there was a time a few weeks back when I forgot to reward myself. I keep doing things non stop, I’ve accomplished so much, but haven’t really sat down and reflected on it. Rewarding oneself can be done in so many ways, but for me it all comes down to actually realizing the importance of acknowledging my successes. I’ve mentioned it before, but I have a hard time living in the present and realizing what I’ve accomplished, but am always looking for the next big thing or already planning months ahead instead of enjoying the current moment.

So how do i reward myself? Well, there’s the instant reward in getting something materialistic to please your never ending urge for luxury. In my case this comes down to Gucci’s collab with Disney. FIrst came the Seabreeze collection with a sailor/pirate Donald Duck in the prints and I was… nah, semi impressed. Then came the tote with a Donald print on it and I checked it out and was “nah” about that one too. What I really wanted was the tee and thanks to Jalal at the Gucci store on New Bond Street in London I was able to finally get it as it was sold out. Like everywhere. He tipped me off that there was one released online (we have each other on WhatsApp, that’s what I call personal service) and now it’s mine. Yay to that!

That was my materialistic treat to myself to celebrate my achievements. The instant joy aside, your mental rewards are equally important and after having felt that my life was too busy to even have the time to meditate (then you know you’re too busy and an alarm bell should have went off a lot earlier), I finally am back to doing that twice a day for about 15 minutes each. It really does help me to wind down and cut off stress. There are a lot of great mindfulness and meditation guides on YouTube if you want to give it a try. What am I trying to saying here more than “yay me”?. Every time you accomplish something, make sure you treat yourself to something nice. It could be your favorite candy, a night at the movies or as in my case, a tee that I really, really, really wanted. Now I’m ready for new adventures and new accomplishments.

Cap: WeSC
Tee: Gucci
jeans: Cheap Monday
Sneakers: H&M

Photographer: Emil Eriksson

48 Comments

  1. Aleksandra Ladygin
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 12:25 PM
    Reply

    Well i agree to reward yourself it is really important because sometimes we living like… we need something to do. But sometimas we need to say : ‘I want..’
    great and funny tee!

  2. Eric K
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 12:30 PM
    Reply

    You are absolutely right buddy, rewarding ourselves is one of the best things . I always try to look back and reflect on all accomplishments, but similar to you, most of the time I forget because I’m looking at future. I reward myself anyways . Haha. I am so happy you were able to find this sweater . So amZing buddy

  3. Jessie
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 12:43 PM
    Reply

    This Gucci tea is the cutest!!! I love instant reward from time to time, but something i found those often are not sustainable solutions. For me, i think the biggest and most satisfying reward for myself is to have some ME TIME. Maybe cause the nature of my work that I’m always busy and surround by people, i found having some me time is extremely calming and rewarding. Have that said, I often go spoil myself a big time on shopping when i travel overseas, especially in Europe and America 🙂

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/jo-malone-london-rare-tea-collection/

  4. Taylor Mobley
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    Reply

    I totally agree it is important to reward yourself. That tee is totally awesome. For me; a facial or pedicure typically does the trick!

  5. Anthony @oh_anthonio
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 03:00 PM
    Reply

    Money well spent and well deserved! I love that collab and you picked the perfect piece from it!

  6. Luke Ross
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 03:03 PM
    Reply

    Yay for your rewarding yourself (you do totally deserve it) and yay for us being Donald duck Gucci twins! What’s next on your reward list?

  7. Samantha Mariko
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 04:07 PM
    Reply

    How nice he tipped you about the T-shirt, cause it is so cute!! I had no idea Gucci was doing a collaboration with Disney, so I’m curious to see the entire collection 🙂 And I do feel you about wanting to keep planning into the future – I’m always like, NEXT after one thing is done. Gotta enjoy the present too, right?
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

  8. Jenelle
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 04:12 PM
    Reply

    Yes to meditation! I have to get back into it myself. There is a phone app that I was using, Headspace, it is really good to guide through a 10 minute daily mediation.
    As for the Gucci, that is the best kind of service! What a gem to help you with finding your dream tee!! It is very cool, playful and fun!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  9. Emily Lunstroth
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 07:05 PM
    Reply

    Ok I’m going to need that tee! I usually don’t love branded items but Gucci always wins me over!

  10. Candace
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 07:24 PM
    Reply

    Great advice to treat yourself when accomplishing something nice! (Though I may go a bit overboard with the “treating yourself” part, but who’s watching my bank account?!) I had no idea Gucci collaborated with Disney on a collection. I think I would have had to treat myself to that t-shirt too. Big props to the guy who tipped you off on finding that!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  11. Coco
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Reply

    Rewarding oneself is so important Thomas! Especially for a hard-working perfectionist 🙂 I’m glad you are back to meditating regularly. Would you like to share some of the guided meditations which you find most helpful? I think that when the reward is somehow hard to attain it’s even more…rewarding! I wish I knew a sales assistant that kind btw! Oh and your tee is a total blast. Great choice! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  12. Christine Kong
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 09:37 PM
    Reply

    I definitely believe in rewarding yourself for all your hard work. Like you said, to purchase something is instant and it is amazing that you were able to get your hands on this Gucci x Donald Duck sweater. It is a treasure and one you can always look to to remind yourself how far you’ve come. Now I need to try to meditate and add that to my routine! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  13. marcy
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 09:43 PM
    Reply

    There’s nothing more I enjoy more than rewarding my self!!!! I have to say I just found out about the Gucci collaboration with Disney and I hope they have one with Minnie hahahah. The t-shirt looks so cute Thomas.

    xoxo
    Marcy

  14. Aimara
    Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 10:40 PM
    Reply

    This is great Thomas! Totally agree on the importance of rewarding ourselves with anything!
    Love your reward by the way 🙂 And glad you are back meditating! That really helps! I love it too.
    Love the look and photos as usual 🙂
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  15. Gracie
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 03:19 AM
    Reply

    I want the Donald Duck Gucci tee shirt. I loved tee’s with verbiage on them. Jean jacket is great too.

    Xxgracie

    snappedbygracie.com

  16. Jennifer SavvyGreyStyles
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 06:03 AM
    Reply

    I agree we all need to reward ourselves wether it be a new pair of shoes, dinner out or even a trip to the movies. Me time is so important. I love your sweatshirt too.

  17. Jennifer Quattrucci
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 08:50 AM
    Reply

    Dear Tommy,
    You are completely deserving of all the treats in the world and I am so delighted and inspired by this entire post! How cool it is that you have Jamal from the Gucci shop connected on WhatsApp ! I love the Disney Colaboration with Gucci and your top is my favorite! We are going to take the children to Disney World this summer and perhaps I ripped choose a Gucci something or other as a souvenir!
    Love always,
    Your Jenny

  18. Helen Chik
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 01:18 PM
    Reply

    Ahhh what a score that was!! I would kill to get my hands on anything from that collab and how cute is Donald!!

    Agreed that we need to give ourselves emotional and mental rewards every now and then too so we can avoid burnouts and I would love to learn how to meditate more too. You deserve a treat Thomas!

    Helen xx
    http://helenchik.com

  19. frank lin
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 02:29 PM
    Reply

    Treat yourself my friend! You deserve it!
    And that Gucci shirt is so coat – it suits you perfectly! hihi

    xx frank

  20. Eva
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 03:20 PM
    Reply

    Just be rewarded or rewarding oneself, or loving us. This is very nice cheerful and fun. I see you like a kind of Peter Pan, the boy wants to always be a kid. What’s more beautiful? Is a healthy mood to rejoice the little things 😍
    Xx
    Eva
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  21. Deddeh Howard
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 03:54 PM
    Reply

    I agree with you and fell the same way. As for me, rewardIng myself is working out but that can also be non rewarding too so I just have to sit and appreciate myself sometimes. You look amazing by the way.

  22. samira
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 05:11 PM
    Reply

    love this post! everyone needs to reward themselves, we deserve it! love Gucci’s new collab as well 🙂

    xo, Samira
    http://www.leathertolunch.com

  23. Samjah Iman
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 05:41 PM
    Reply

    Thomas, I cannot stress enough how much your blogs hit home with me. You are so right, you have to reward yourself. You have to give yourself an inventive to keep going. I shall do that for myself soon. Oh and you chose the right incentive to reward yourself with. Nice shirt!!

    http://www.styleandenergy.com

  24. Iliana
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 06:05 PM
    Reply

    It’s always good to treat yourself and this shirt was the perfect treat! It’s super adorable and I love how you styled it.

    Every time I see your post I look to see if you’re wearing white shoes! I wish I could rock white shoes like you 🙂

    Xx
    Iliana | http://www.sophisticatedfashionista.com

  25. Stephanie
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 06:28 PM
    Reply

    it’s incredibly important to reward yourself after working so hard so often. and you’ve been going nonstop lately. i’m glad you got the chance to treat yourself to something you really wanted – and it looks great on you!! also, meditating is a really good way to just breathe during the day. i love the “headspace” app!

    stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  26. Urszula
    Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 11:30 PM
    Reply

    Love your outfit hun!

    xoxo
    Urszulala

  27. Laurelle
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 02:59 AM
    Reply

    I needed this reminder!! I love reading your posts because we are so alike in many ways (I often forget to do this myself, and I also have a never ending urge for luxury, and I am also wanting a Gucci item right now! It’s so nice to relate! haha 🙂 ), but also because you’re so insightful and reflective! You cause me to stop and think! And now I think maybe I will reward myself for all of my hard work and goals achieved recently with a Gucci card case 🙂
    -Laurelle
    http://www.bellebylaurelle.com

  28. Emily
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 03:31 AM
    Reply

    I think I go through phases where I’m really good at rewarding myself for accomplishments, and then times when I discredit and fail to acknowledge them. Props to you for soaking that up, I needed that kind of motivation. Love the Gucci tee, especially layered with that jacket! Definitely a good reward:)!

  29. Stephanie
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 03:45 AM
    Reply

    This sweatshirt was a great way to reward yourself for all your hard work! I use apps sometimes to help with meditation and mindfulness and they’re great. On a lighter note, I think I should reward myself with some Gucci as well :).

    Stephanie | http://www.dotsandhoney.com

  30. Bernice
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 07:56 AM
    Reply

    That’s so cool that you have a mate now from Gucci who can hook you up with the latest releases!

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/05/12/Gift-Guide-with-Reebonz

  31. Open Kloset
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 08:08 AM
    Reply

    Hey Thomas,
    Totally Agree with you, sometimes I do the same, I am just working working and Getting super Busy, And I forget to Celebrate what I complished, or reached already in My Life.
    We can’t do that!!!
    Meditation is An Amazing Idea, I do Daily as well:) The Best For Stress, and to calm down your mind.
    That Gucci Tee was Perfect Reward for yourself:) Loved the Jacket too:)
    Love and Happy Friday
    Karina

  32. Kirsten Wendlandt
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 12:29 PM
    Reply

    Thomas, you’re so right at how important it is to reward yourself and recognize your accomplishments. When we don’t take the time to do this it’s so easy to get run down and really not appreciate how far we’ve come. It becomes too easy to focus on what we haven’t yet been able to do, when it is so important to realize what we HAVE managed to do. It’s important to not only recognize this but also treat ourselves from time to time for our hard work. Love your new Gucci t-shirt! Such a great way to treat yourself.

  33. Bailey
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 01:18 PM
    Reply

    Yes to this!!! So many good things come from rewarding yourself!!

  34. Charissa
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 05:41 PM
    Reply

    Loved reading your happy peppy article Thomas! You’re right, we must treat ourselves more often. When you did a heavy workout: go for a nice treat. When you got a great collab: buy the bag. LOVE your Gucci shirt by the way, it’s so … Thomas! XO Charissa || http://www.ladygoldapple.com ||

  35. Ria
    Friday May 12th, 2017 at 09:13 PM
    Reply

    Glad to hear you’re settling into your life back in Stockholm and you’re happy.

  36. Jordan Chapman
    Saturday May 13th, 2017 at 11:42 PM
    Reply

    In the words of Parks and Rec, TREAT YO SELF!! It is so important to treat yourself right and give yourself a little break and gift!! We all have to learn to love ourselves, especially with Gucci comes around, and just splurge on us every so often!!
    Jordan xx
    http://thehatlogic.com

  37. Jo
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 03:40 AM
    Reply

    Thanks so much for this reminder to stop and smell the roses so to speak. I’ve been reading a lot more about the practice of mindfulness but admittedly am really bad at actually doing it. You’ve definitely inspired me to get into the habit of meditation again. Hope you had a great weekend!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

  38. Sharon Wu
    Sunday May 14th, 2017 at 04:21 AM
    Reply

    thomas you work so hard you always deserve to reward yourself! what a lovely reminder for all us hardworking people to stop and enjoy ourselves every now and then. without breaks i would get so burnt out so i totally believe in rewarding myself after accomplishing things 🙂 hope your weekend is going well love! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/travel/cabo-travel-diary/
    @stylelullaby

  39. Claudia Salinas
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 04:12 PM
    Reply

    Say what?? Gucci & Disney???? I’m so in!!!! You always mix & match high and low designers brilliantly. I’m obsessing over the tee, nice way of rewarding yourself, remember YOLO! hehe xx C.

  40. Jo
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 05:39 PM
    Reply

    I am so glad you’ve decided on getting this Gucci x Donald Duck tee as I knew how much you loved this collaboration especially anything with Donald on it :). What a great customer service provided by Gucci store in London. Yes you’ve worked way too hard all these time and I am really proud of you!

    Love,
    Jo

  41. Jen
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 05:48 PM
    Reply

    And you deserve that tee every bit! I see you working so hard and pouring your heart and soul into everything you do. I’m glad you took the time to reward yourself with a gift. It’s such a great tee too! It’s so important to live in the moment and reward yourself for all your achievements and with a material gift too. 🙂

  42. Yasmin
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 08:32 PM
    Reply

    I think I treat myself too much haha. I have a terrible sweet tooth and when I feel a bit underwhelmed, I tend to reach for the cookies and the cakes. Not so good for my waist size. On the other hand, I have started thinking of my workouts as a reward. Is that strange? It really benefits me and makes me feel good (not while I do it, it’s grueling), but after, I feel a sense of accomplishment. I would also love an awesome vacation, hopefully later in the year.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  43. Meg
    Monday May 15th, 2017 at 11:26 PM
    Reply

    So glad you were able to reward yourself for all of your hard work! I loveee this tee. It was definitely a great pick!

    meg
    http://www.meghanlaurie.com

  44. Sheree
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 11:34 AM
    Reply

    Hold up, Gucci has a collab with Disney?! Have I been living under a fashion rock? Well it certainly looks super chic and makes a lovely treat for rewarding yourself!! We are always so harsh on ourselves and beating ourselves up for the “what if” or “I should have” but forget the “I’ve already did ____ and should be darn proud”. So way to go, treat yourself to something special and not feel guilty about it.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

  45. Martin EBNER
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 03:41 PM
    Reply

    I couldn’t agree more with you, Thomas. It’s so important to reward yourself for all your hard work and nobody I know works as hard as you do! Enjoy your Gucci’s collab with Disney reward! 🙂

  46. Martin Ebner
    Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at 03:42 PM
    Reply

    I couldn’t agree more with you, Thomas. It’s so important to reward yourself for all your hard work and nobody I know works as hard as you do! Enjoy your Gucci’s collab with Disney reward! 🙂

  47. Jenn Hanft
    Thursday May 18th, 2017 at 06:23 AM
    Reply

    I love how Gucci is bringing out such fun new pieces! This one is certainly a classic. On the real though, I totally agree with you about rewarding yourself! I feel like we are always so hard on ourselves and we sometimes forget about taking care of ourselves in the process. I actually used to meditate too but I found myself falling out of it for the longest time now. I think I’ll definitely try to incorporate it again to help ease the mind!

    With love, Jenn
    https://www.jubilantdose.com

  48. Dom
    Monday May 22nd, 2017 at 05:05 AM
    Reply

    Dear Tommy, oh thank god you did a post about rewarding yourself aka something I do… A LOT, lol. You already knew I would LOVE that Gucci and Disney collab. If I could insert the crying emoji I would because that’s what I want to do when I see that AWESOME Donald design. I’m In Love with it and I’m loving how you styled it. I’m glad you make time to mediate a little, my self mediation comes when my meds kick in and i’m asleep for the 2nd or 3rd time in the day, so cheers for meditating my friend! Keep on treating yourself, you deserve it :).\
    Love, Dom

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