Work hard and be patient ✨ That is my motto and I tell it to the gals I mentor all the time!! So many things in life just take time - it's all about doing the daily work and waiting for the magic to come. Not giving up. Resting, but not quitting. The work will be full of so many doubts (OHHHH so many doubts) and probably a lot of set backs and challenges. But every once and awhile, the stars align and what you've been creating appears. You couldn't see it, but it was there - happening - the whole time. And when that happens, man it feels good! So here's your reminder that whatever you're working on...keep at it. Work hard. And then be patient as hell ✨
PSA: If your pants are feeling tight, it's okay to buy the next size up 💕 Our bodies fluctuate, and we don't have to punish ourselves by believing our bodies should stay stagnant. We don't have to eat less that day, or exercise extra. We can be gentle with ourselves and accept ourselves now.
Sometimes my ulcerative colitis does a number on my body image. My belly size fluctuates a lot. My pants fit, then they don't. Psychologically, that is hard and misleading! It can make me feel bad and spiral into a hard place. Lately, my mind has been bogged down by those too tight pants so you know what I did? I gave myself the grace and permission to just get some bigger pants! And you know what, I feel awesome today.
So in case you need it too, here's your permission slip to just go up a dang size! It doesn't say anything about your worth. You matter and you are enough - no matter what the scale or your jean size says (or what your mind tells you!) 💓
Ps these are Universal Thread from Target and are super comfy!! #targetstyle
Here's your friendly reminder to love yourself right now! You are perfect, enough, and worthy - flab, stretch marks, softness, curves - all of you! We are each so different and I hope we can each work hard to embrace our body this summer - honoring what it DOES for us, more than how it looks. For me it's a CONSTANT work in progress to feel positive about my body so just know, I'm posting this for me just as much as anyone - here's to self love 💕
Is self care something to have to work to deserve? My treat for...
Running myself ragged?
Doing something of note?
Getting the kids all settled and asleep?
My treat for being a beautiful human being who deserves a nice bath just because. Not as a reward for doing this or that or surviving another day, but because it's always my right to treat myself with love and care.
Self care doesn't have to be earned and it doesn't have to be a reward. It is a right and a responsibility. Find a way to show yourself some love today with no strings attached!! It could be listening to some good music, saying no to a commitment, time to sit and drink something warm, a nap, laughing or dancing...the list is endless! Then give yourself a little hug because you always deserve it, no matter what. Today mine looks like an aromatherapy bath because it's something I've been craving - today I'm finally carving out the time! I am a making myself a priority.
Tell me - does self care come easy for you or is it a challenge?