We are a week into this project. CELEBRATE!
I’ve seen some great entries, all of them have made me smile. I know that for each entry there is a hope to win prizes, but I also know that theres a desire to engage in the goodness of self-care. Because there are a lot of giveaways out there and you’ve chosen this rather extensive one to participate in (and I love you for that).
For me, this process has shown me I’m in better shape than I thought as far as the small ways with which you can do nice things… at-home-pedicures, frequent bubble baths, accepting that I’m low key pretty, maintaining ample friendships… I’ve also got a pretty good grip on my triggers for negative thinking about myself, which is a totally different blog for another day…. a new discovery I have taken on is an innate satisfaction when seeing others begin to or put to practice believing in themselves.
Sometimes theres this belief that if we are taking care of everyone else around us first, then we are incapable of self-care. This is so not true. There is nothing wrong with feeling satisfied by nurturing the growth and happiness of those around us. This should not result in neglecting your own needs, and if you are neglecting your own needs, its time to find the true source of that.
Sometimes theres this belief that unless we are typing bold self-love captions on proud images of us hiking a mountain or running down a beach in a bikini or sipping champs in a spa or proclaiming that we are officially putting ourselves first or… (okay I got carried away), but sometimes theres this belief that self-care is loud and proud. And it is. At times.
But for those who aren’t loud and proud, they need to give themselves a little more credit than that. Self-care can be quiet; it can be small, soft and gentle. Self-care can be as simple as the way in which we talk to ourselves about self-care. A lot of people who reach out to me find themselves frustrated with how, and where to begin loving themselves. I suggest starting with recognizing how and where they already do.
Because they already do.
Through this project, I hope you see how many things that fall in line with self-care are already in your play book. I hope that understanding this uplifts you and inspires you to find new things to incorporate into your lifestyle.
Like, girl, you are capable, because you are at it already.
I’d love to hear from you, any realizations, experiences or challenges happening for you right now.
Every post brings me delight. So keep them coming! I feel proud of this tiny movement and all the people involved.