Balance with Self-Care
💕If you want to operate at peak performance, you must incorporate self-care into your daily routine.
😬Are you eating nutritious meals and getting plenty of sleep? It’s going to be hard to feel your best if you are run ragged and are stuffing your belly with junk food. Are you making time to exercise and stretch?
😅When we work up a sweat, it releases the endorphins that build up with stress. In many ways, your body is like a machine. It needs to be tuned and tended to, or something is going to give.
🤭If you don’t care for your body, you may start to feel burned out and you may be more apt to get sick or feel overwhelmed.
💕Don’t forget that your mental well-being also needs to be nurtured. Take time to meditate and focus on the things you are grateful for.
👑Take the time for multitasking beauty sleep with a lash appointment. Taking time to replenish your mind and spirit is paramount to sustaining mental health and giving you a sense of well-being.
💕And that is key to becoming and maintaining your best self, now and over the long haul.
"My word of intent for 2018 is GRACIOUS.
A gracious woman has fire in her soul.
Whether shy or engaging, quiet or outgoing, she has a personal stake in the life that she leads, and she strives to make the most of it.
She puts everything she has into everything she does, and she feels the desire for accomplishment deep within her.
She sets her own goals and weighs her successes and failures by her own measures.
She gets back up because she must.
Because she feels the drive to achieve.
Her passion is her fuel, and her dreams know no bounds."
- @soodeeish @myintent 💕
Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that’s the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self because with that, you can do anything else. #empoweringwomen
Sometimes there are moments when all of a sudden, my confidence is tested. I forget what makes me unique and sets myself apart from the crowd.
I think before my next challenge I need to do some rediscovering again. All relationships take work and consistency, including the relationship with myself. I recognize that the only way to eliminate this insecurity is to take time to renew some vows or commitments to myself. I know that I have an addictive personality, meaning it’s easy that I hyper-fixate on one thing and forget the maintenance needed on the rest of my balance wheel.
This. THIS. IS THE RUT that’s been holding me back for 2018. This. THIS is why I feel lost all of a sudden. It’s not because 2017 was so much better and I’m nervous how to make 2018 match the same level of excitement (well maybe), but i realize it’s because i forgot who i was again. The past 3 months I’ve forgot to make that morning run. I forgot to go to yoga on tuesdays. I even forgot to schedule myself a lunch. I forgot to read that chapter before bed. I forgot myself. It’s time for self care.
*get ready for the pep talk, ya’ll*
Yes pat yourself on the back on how much you have grown in just one year. Be proud of yourself. Accept the compliment. Accept the love and support you so deserve. You work your ass off to be able to live on your terms, and I feel it’s time that We acknowledge that. To shine the light on all the ups and downs you have worked though, all the painful moments You thought you couldn’t live through. YOU GOT THROUGH IT EVERY TIME.
Think about it and be completely honest with yourself. Close your eyes and ask yourself “what is your dream life” there are no limits on this fantasy. Absolutely none. Build the life you don’t need a vacation from. If you don’t have a clear idea of what you want, Jump on the first thing that you were able to picture. Do that-Make that happen. And then go onto the next thing, and the next thing, and the next thing. Until it’s this beautiful picture that you’ve envisioned through your spirit.
There will be more stops and painful experiences coming your way, but that’s life. The way that you cope with every situation is in your control, see these moments as opportunities to learn and grow. The way you handle and react to it, will set you apart from that adversity.
Remember how much you’ve gone through. You don’t need anyone’s validation and no one else’s permission but yourself to go after the life you so deserve.
If people shit on your ambitions there’s a very high chance that it’s because someone shit on theirs and they unfortunately chose to believe that shithead. Stay afloat but level headed. Small minds live small lives. Remember to only yourself with like minded ambitious individuals.
💕If anyone reading this is experiencing turmoil, please know this: there is a lesson hidden within this challenge and pain that can bring you a better life. Look at the contents of the events, and trust that the hard lessons of today can lead you to something completely different from what you now experience. We each have the ability to stand free from our habitual self.
When we do that, we surpass our limitations and make wonderful, enduring connections. Me to myself, you to yourself. And the result of this is that we make a better world for ourselves that is actually lived... today.
And that’s the sweet, sweet fruit of my life lessons: to be able to love you as I love mySelf.