In the name of self-care or self-love, have you seen something so nice in a shop and thought to yourself, “I deserve this!”? That thing could be something you’ve wanted for a long time, or something that isn’t really a necessity, but seeing it makes you want it. Right there and then your mind begins to list all the reasons why you deserve that thing, -sometimes the mind is so right that it is hard not to give in. Ha!!
Well I had one of those moments when I walked into a store and saw the Panasonic Oled Televisions. Oh myyyy…what a beauty! Having free time on my hands lately means more self-care moments and with that also comes time to Netflix and chill. Having a big TV is definitely something I’ve been wanting for a while. Don’t get me wrong, what we have is a decent size for just my son and I. Maybe the joy of watching all these nice summer flicks is getting to me. Sometimes watching these on a big screen and advanced television makes it so powerful and the picture is magical.
What does self-care or self-love mean to you? What does it actually mean to care and love yourself?
Too much a times we associate this with only superficial things like getting a pedi, buying that TV (lol!), getting that car, roasting in a sauna, scoring that designer bag, etc. These are all good, but is that really it? What I’ve come to realise is that self-love or care has more to do with the inside (emotional/spiritual). What is the point of getting all the mentioned goodies above if you’re still miserable inside? You’re burning with anger inside because of something someone did to you, resentful, not happy within yourself because of how you look or about your life. This year I wanted to focus more on this department of my life because I realised how sometimes my mood transferred to my son. Little things caused me to snap and that made me feel really shitty inside. That is not the person I am or want to become. Sometimes it isn’t necessarily about what he did, but because of some old numbed feelings that have surfaced. I’m learning to recognise my feelings for what they are and taking responsibility.In the name of self-care and love, I am learning to relax more, be present and take time to nourish myself spiritually and emotionally. One focused area is defining my self worth. When one experiences so much rejection in their life, it can have a bad impact on one’s confidence or self worth. Each day I stand in front of the mirror and say some nice things to myself. It is about learning to see yourself in a different light and not people’s approval or attention. With all that said, I believe it is also about the forgiveness, mindfulness and managing your mental health.
Seen below are my go-to products for my mummy time routine when my son goes to bed. My skin has a mind of its own, but these products certainly helps in keeping it firm and clear.
Have you got any routine of your own? Have you bought anything for yourself in the name of self-love or care?
Would love to hear from you. Happy Weekend!