As women, we are always taking care of other people. There is no end to the list of things that we do each day to physically, mentally, and emotionally take care of others. That being said: Who takes care of you?
We have a fashion blog-that means that we want to help you look and feel good. Taking extra time for you seems impossible, but it’s so important to your beauty inside and out. When you feel complete you look complete.
Find time to be alone and do nothing: You can even put some lavender on your temples to achieve a calming sensation. it will help soothe you and as an extra, it smells great!! You can always tell the women and men who have time to themselves and those who never do. The over worked, over exhausted, over stressed woman or man looks disheveled, unorganized in life and fashion. He/she tends to be frazzled all the time. When you chisel out a piece of your day for you, it makes you feel calm, you can actually hear yourself think, and that flows over into your fashion and life in general.
Talk to other people: Friends and Family members are our greatest supporters. Talking in general makes you feel like you have a purpose. Especially when you speak to people who intently listen. That would be people who actually care about you. For example, family members and close friends.
Get outside: Go for a walk a run or a bike ride! Yoga and aerobics are great options as well!
Drink Water Your water should be either warm or at room temperature or warm so your body doesn’t have to waste any of your energy warming it up before it can be beneficial and hydrating. If you do not like regular water, then try infused water! Some favorite combinations are: strawberry and mint, peach and sage, cucumber and basil. You can also try lemon or any fruit.
Find something to be grateful for. When you can list the things you are grateful for it makes you forget about the things you feel like you do not have. There is so little we have to complain about. Why is it then, that most of what comes from our lips are complaints? Be sure to express gratitude to everyone around you. It’s spreads, and it’s never a bad thing to spread positive vibes.
Get enough sleep When we get enough sleep, that equates to more happiness, better health and improved decision-making. Not to mention that it detoxes the brain. It is so important for us to consistently recharge our batteries. We love the quote about naps. “Dear nap, I’m sorry I hated you as a kid.” What on earth were we thinking? To steal a good nap during the day is a fantastic charge! Especially when it’s on a weekend!
Be active! Get outside and move around. Moving gets your blood flowing. It makes you happy and healthy. Never sit around all day. That choice will make you feel inadequate and have low self esteem. Make sure you are MOVING all the time!
Laugh!!! Laughing is good for your soul and will totally put you in a much better mood!!
Michelle is a runner. She has found that every single day something could get in the way of her running. The outside world will always find some way to fill your time. You have to be very deliberate about YOU time. It doesn’t make you a bad person, for her, it makes her a more sane person (complete sanity for her is questionable).
Susie enjoys her chickens. When she has alone time she is always thinking about her next outfit, her next adventure, or her next challenge. Susie is always stretching and pushing for more of what life has to offer. You can tell this in her fashion. She is very unique, and proud of that. Her alone time gives her the confidence to be who she wants to be.
So remember in the course of each day to take care of YOU.
YOU are important, too!!