It’s the season of giving and while you’re hustling and bustling, we want to send you a gentle reminder to remember to take care of yourself this time of the the year. Ensuring that we take care of ourselves is essential for our health and psyche and ensures that we’re able to show up for those we love the most. We have to show up for ourselves ladies! Here are four things that you should do for yourself to keep your mood bright and your spirits up.
Take Yourself on A Date
I often see people on social media express how they wish they can go here or there but they don’t have anyone to join them in the activity, so in turn they decide to stay indoors. Your happiness should not rely on someone being right beside you. Go for a walk in town and find a new coffee shop to unwind with a book, treat yourself to a matinee movie and eat all the popcorn, slide into that art show on your solo dolo, or finally check out that new burger spot you’ve been dying to try on your lonesome. Everyone needs a little ‘me time’ here and there; get used to doing somethings alone. You’ll find out more about yourself along the way.
Treat Yourself to Small Gifts
We’ve all had that time where we tried to convince ourselves we deserved that thing we absolutely didn’t need because- we work hard. So that inner voice cries, girl Treat Yo’Self! While this is very true, it doesn’t mean go shop ‘till you drop and max out your credit cards. If there are less expensive things that will brighten up your day/week/month, make a plan to gift yourself once in awhile with something that tickles your fancy. Subscription boxes like the Brown Sugar Box are a perfect way to get a monthly treat straight to your mailbox.
When you look good, you feel good. Take some time to pamper yourself. Whether that’s an appointment for some holiday nailsor locking your kids out of the room to relax with a 20 minute at-home facial set with your mud mask and cucumbers; pampering yourself makes all the difference in you feeling your best. It’s the time where you can de-stress and rejuvenate yourself.
Practice the Power of Saying No
Being a ‘Yes Woman’ can be draining and during the holidays, it’s all the more difficult. While it can be empowering to check everything off your to-do list and take on additional tasks to crush, you have the power to say nope, not today. There’s no reason you should run yourself down to the ground. If you aren’t good to yourself, you can’t be of any good to others. Don’t shy away from saying no every now and again to take the time that you need to reset. You will be glad you did.
What are some ways that you show up for yourself during the holiday season and beyond? Share with us in the comments!