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[:en]Reward yourself [:sv]Belöna dig själv[:]

[:en]Reward yourself [:sv]Belöna dig själv[:]

Fashion, Life itself

[:en]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[:sv]Som ni vet har mitt liv varit riktigt hektiskt på sistone och inte för att det har lugnat ner sig märkbart, snarare tvärtom, så njuter jag av livet igen. Vad är det som ändrats på en så kort tid? Under en period glömde jag bort att unna mig själv små belöningar för att fira mina framgångar. Jag gör saker oavbrutet och stannar sällan upp och reflekterar över vad jag åstadkommit. Jag har pratat om det här förr, men jag har svårt att leva i nuet och förstå vidden av hur långt jag kommit och jagar ständigt efter nästa stora grej istället för att leva i och njuta av nuet.

Hur jag belönar mig själv kan ske på många sätt, men denna gång kände jag att jag ville ha något utöver det vanliga. Något påtagligt, något materialistiskt. Jag ville helt enkelt ha något ur Guccis samarbete med Disney där det finns två kollektioner. Jag tog en titt på Seabreeze kollektionen med Kalle Anka som pirat/matros av något slag och var lagom imponerad. Jag tog även en titt på väskan med Kalle på och kände inte så mycket för den heller. Det var tishan jag ville åt, men då den var slutsåld världen över fick jag snyftande se mig besegrad till Jalal från Gucciaffären på New Bond Street i London hörde av sig till mig på WhatApp (det kallar jag kundservice) och sa att ett exemplar dykt upp på nätet och jag högg till direkt. Yay till mig och yay till Kalle!

Det var min omedelbara kick till hjärnans belöningssystem på det rent materiella planet, men om vi sätter det åt sidan ett tag så är de mentala belöningarna lika viktiga, om inte viktigare. Efter att ha känt att mitt liv var för hektiskt för att ens hinna meditera borde några varningsklockor ha ringt länge sedan. Nu är jag äntligen tillbaka till min dagliga meditation som jag utövar en kvart minst två gånger om dagen. Det har alla tid med vad man än vill påstå. Det hjälper mig verkligen med att varva ner och stressa av. Det finns många bra guider till mindfulness och meditation på YouTube om du vill testa själv. Vad försöker jag förmedla mer än att jag är så sjukt bra på allt? För det första: att jag inte är det, men även vikten av att konstant belöna sig själv och leva i nuet. Varje gång du åstadkommer något, hur litet det än må vara, belöna dig själv med ditt favoritgodis, en biokväll eller som i mitt fall, med en tisha som jag verkligen, verkligen, verkligen ville ha. Nu väntar nya äventyr och nya delmål att ro i hamn.

Keps: WeSC
Tisha: Gucci
jeans: Cheap Monday
Sneakers: H&M

Fotograf: Emil Eriksson[:]


  1. Aleksandra Ladygin
    May 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    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
    May 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    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
    May 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    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

  4. Taylor Mobley
    May 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    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
    May 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm

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

  6. Luke Ross
    May 10, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    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
    May 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    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?

  8. Jenelle
    May 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    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

  9. Emily Lunstroth
    May 10, 2017 at 7:05 pm

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

  10. Candace
    May 10, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    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!

  11. Coco
    May 10, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    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
    May 10, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    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

  13. marcy
    May 10, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    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.


  14. Aimara
    May 10, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    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 🙂

  15. Gracie
    May 11, 2017 at 3:19 am

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


  16. Jennifer SavvyGreyStyles
    May 11, 2017 at 6:03 am

    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
    May 11, 2017 at 8:50 am

    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
    May 11, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    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

  19. frank lin
    May 11, 2017 at 2:29 pm

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

    xx frank

  20. Eva
    May 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    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 ?

  21. Deddeh Howard
    May 11, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    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
    May 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm

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

    xo, Samira

  23. Samjah Iman
    May 11, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    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!!

  24. Iliana
    May 11, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    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 🙂

    Iliana |

  25. Stephanie
    May 11, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    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 //

  26. Urszula
    May 11, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Love your outfit hun!


  27. Laurelle
    May 12, 2017 at 2:59 am

    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 🙂

  28. Emily
    May 12, 2017 at 3:31 am

    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
    May 12, 2017 at 3:45 am

    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 |

  30. Bernice
    May 12, 2017 at 7:56 am

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

  31. Open Kloset
    May 12, 2017 at 8:08 am

    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

  32. Kirsten Wendlandt
    May 12, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    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
    May 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm

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

  34. Charissa
    May 12, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    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 || ||

  35. Ria
    May 12, 2017 at 9:13 pm

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

  36. Jordan Chapman
    May 13, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    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

  37. Jo
    May 14, 2017 at 3:40 am

    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

  38. Sharon Wu
    May 14, 2017 at 4:21 am

    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

  39. Claudia Salinas
    May 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    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
    May 15, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    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!


  41. Jen
    May 15, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    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
    May 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    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

  43. Meg
    May 15, 2017 at 11:26 pm

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


  44. Sheree
    May 17, 2017 at 11:34 am

    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

  45. Martin EBNER
    May 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    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
    May 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    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
    May 18, 2017 at 6:23 am

    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

  48. Dom
    May 22, 2017 at 5:05 am

    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

  49. Alyssa
    June 6, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    OMG YES I feel we never really reward ourselves when we really should. You just made me want to make sure I reward myself in some way at the end of every week. Because we all actually accomplish something at the end of every week; whether it is big or small. I really appreciate this post. AND SERIOUSLY that T shit SOOO DOPE! I would love to wear that.

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