Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Self Care Kit - Reviving Me

This year I am focusing on me.  Self love starts with self care.  I have not been taking care of myself like I needed to be.  Turning forty has me refocusing my energy on myself.

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One of my challenges is relaxing.  I mean who has time to relax when they are running a household and trying to conquer the world.  Moms do it all.

I continue to realize that doing it all is hard work.  I have to continue to remind myself to relax.  I am making myself turn in earlier.  I am creating a quite zone.  My mind goes a million miles per hour so it gets hard to unwind.  Laying in bed, turning everything off, and making it as dark as possible.  (Clean & Clear night relaxing jelly eye mask helps me relax after my busy days.)  I know I am better when I am well rested.  When I am not I am grumpy, moody, and do not want to be bothered.  No relaxing can take a toll on our bodies and I am not getting any younger.  I am trying to reduce the stress and tension.  Cue the zen music, namaste.

As I count down to my forty, I am reminded that a little smile goes a long way.  Reflecting on how blessed I am has me smiling a lot.  (I am feeling a little bolder with my Rimmel London Stay Matte Lip Colours in Heartbeat and Firestarter.)  Did you know you can burn ten to forty calories a day by laughing for at least 15 minutes?  You got jokes?

So what are you waiting for, smiles are free gifts you can hand out?  Crack more jokes, make light of things, and laugh more.

Another way I am brightening up my life this year is by getting out of my comfort zone.  Through blogging I have made several connections that have turned into friendships.  And it all starts with that scary handshake.  Sometimes it is hard to be the first person to say hello.  We are afraid of rejection.  Chances are the other person is feeling exactly the same way.  So why not just extend that hand?  (Got to have my hands insta-ready with Sally Henson Insta-Dri® Nail Color.)

Forty is a milestone number.  I remember coming into my thirties on high on life.  Everything was lining up perfect for me in my world.  I hit many bumps on my road to forty.  This me needs a little tune up of self care.  Like an oil change and tire rotation for a vehicle, routine maintenance is also needed by our bodies.

If you miss me lately, I will be in the shop.

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