A promotion is a time for celebration. It demonstrates you have been committed and performing to an exceptional level at your job, to the point that the higher ups have recognized and rewarded your work.
Now while you could accept this promotion and simply move on with your life, why not take the opportunity to treat yourself for a job well done? After all, you don’t get many valid reasons to indulge for your own benefit.
The only question is: What do you purchase? To help provide you with a few ideas and some inspiration, here are four ways to treat yourself after landing a promotion.
Take a weekend vacation
Going on a week-long vacation isn’t exactly appropriate once you’ve just landed a promotion. However, there’s nothing stopping you from taking a short weekend break away.
A break like this is the perfect way to unwind and recharge. If you’ve been putting in a serious shift at work – and based on your promotion, that’s a likely scenario – it’s good to get away from it all, even if only for two or three days.
To get the most out of your weekend vacation, consider factoring the Friday into the plan. You could put in a day’s holiday for it, or you could reach your destination on the Friday night. Also don’t travel too far. You don’t want to spend most of the precious weekend stuck on a plane, train, or in your car.
Go and see a live show
Whether it’s a theater production or concert, a promotion is a great reason to go to a live show. You could splash the cash on front row seats or even VIP access. There’s just one issue: what will you go and see?
For a spot of inspiration, have a look on www.ticketsales.com and see what venues you can visit nearby. Then browse the shows that are available, pick one that tickles your fancy, and secure your tickets. You could even combine this with the previous point and make a weekend of it.
Buy a new set of wheels
This is the most extravagant option on the list, but it also has an element of practicality for your new role. Ultimately, you want to impress and display that extra level of professionalism once you have been promoted, and that can be done with a new car.
Of course, you don’t want to jump too far into the deep end and splurge on a luxury car you cannot afford. Stay reasonable while also budgeting for something a little bit extra.
Don’t just treat yourself
Instead of going solo, why not also treat those that have helped you along the way to your promotion? Family, close friends, mentors – invite them all along for a slap-up meal at a local fancy restaurant. Alternatively, go with something fun like bowling or shooting some pool. This not only spreads the treat for others to enjoy, but you can celebrate the news of your promotion among the people you hold dear.