Self Care is not Selfish
Self Care is not Selfish
Where do YOU fall on the list of your top 10 priorities? When was the last time you stopped to think about that?
If you’re thinking, “Oof, that’s a heavy one.” You are not alone, sister.
I remember preparing for my last weekend of yoga teacher training two years ago. Through the training, I had overcome so much fear. Fear of being seen and heard, fear of saying the wrong thing, and fear of not having it all together. I was staying in an AirBnB in Nashville and got into town a little early the night before to treat myself by going to Whole Foods and Lululemon. A wild Friday night, to say the least! Whole Foods is my happy place, which is arguably a dangerous thing when you’re a girl on a budget.
Anywho! I had to return a jacket to Lulu that was damaged. I had the choice to have this jacket repaired or receive a store credit. I chose the store credit and started to browse. As I was walking around, I spotted a pair of Hot Pink Align leggings. Hot pink is not a color you can easily find in my closet, so it was a bit risky in my book. I remember thinking, they’re bright and bold. At that moment I knew I needed them. Those were the exact qualities I wanted to carry with me through my last weekend of training. I’m not sure if you’ve ever owned a pair of Aligns, but they lift in all the right areas and I don’t want to speak for you, but they kind of make me want to take on the world.
To this day, I still grab those leggings when I need to carry a little extra courage and spunk with me.
Have you heard the saying, “look good, feel good?” It holds true. Do you have that sporty cute outfit that brings out an extra boost of confidence when you need it most or when you’re ready to crush your workout? If not, maybe it’s time to invest in one, to invest in yourself.
I was listening to a podcast that featured Oprah today and she insists on making yourself your number one priority. She says, “Not in a selfish way, but with self awareness, enough awareness that allows you to, “honor the vessel, the vehicle that is your body, that is your way on earth. There’s nothing more important.” Doing the things that make your cup full gives you the opportunity to make your cup overflow so much that it flows into other people. You can only do that at your best, when you’re coming from a place of wholeness.
Maybe this means a spontaneous purchase of an outfit that you know will make you feel good or going to sleep an hour earlier, or taking an exercise class that might push you outside of your comfort zone. Do it. Buy the hot pink leggings. I promise you won’t regret it.
In Strength and ALL of the Confidence,