Get your morning routine all the way together!
How you start your day, sets your day and your mood. It's also a great opportunity for some much needed self-care.
As a mother of three, a chaotic grand rising was the norm and still is sometimes. The crying, the fighting, the 1,000 mommy's in less than a minute, the yelling, the TV, computer and smart phones all going at once, was the sound of music in my home. Talk about stress and overwhelm bright and early, not a great way to start the day.
Instead of jumping out of bed all rushed and confused, I like to ease into the day as often as possible; because lets face it, every morning will not turn out as planned. However, we can definitely make an effort to have more stress free and pleasant mornings.
I am going to share with you some tips on how to get your day off to a good start, incorporating some self-care. For not only a peace of mind, but to also set the tone for the entire day.
"Why makeup? You can do something better; people choose makeup because it's easy. It;s definitely not a career, it's a hobby; you can't make a living doing that.
A statement I've heard to often, from people that didn't believe in my craft or respect the art.
I chose beauty not only because it is one of my strongest passions, but it's the connection I have with it and its ability to transform and bring out something beautiful in women.
You, see, makeup saved my life. From being bullied in school, to verbally and physically abused at home, to being molested; as you can imagine, I became very depressed and suicidal. However, playing with all the pretty colours and textures of makeup, gave me a break from my abusive reality. It also gave me a sense of confidence I lacked so deeply within myself.
You are enough; what does being enough really mean. First and foremost being "enough" is not a judgement or destination. It doesn't mean you've reached the finish line and won the label "enough". It doesn't mean that you are absolutely perfect and there is no need for further growth, change or knowledge. Being enough is simply and honestly you!
Becoming enough is developed through self-discovery. When you come to the realization that you don't need to be anyone or anything else, you don't have to have it all together, you don't have to be solely dependent on self, you have insecurities and weakness like everybody else. You then become free to be yourself, as is and where you are. Can I just say how great it feels to fully accept who you are and stand in your truth? It doesn't mean that you are settling and will no longer change the things in your life and in your power that need to be changed in order to elevate yourself; it simply means you are being honest with yourself and acknowledging who you truly are at this very moment; without the need to prove yourself. Trying to be someone or something you are not is exhausting and only hinders you from getting to know the real you that deserves to be seen and loved. When you know you are enough, you know your worth and no imperfections or difficulties will reflect on that because you are who you are.
You are Enough
God doesn't make mistakes; you are who you are in this very moment. Through the ups and downs, your strengths and weaknesses, brokenness, mess and beautiful times; all you have to be is you, showing up for yourself and your life one day at a time; growing and embodying the women you were meant to be.
It's 2019! New Year and a evolving me; Over the year I have begun healing past hurt and pain, recognizing trigger points, being more honest with myself, coming to terms with things I need to change and recognizing a need for a deeper self-love. I look forward to continuing my journey into the New Year and empowering you to connect with your inner Goddess.
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As I write this blog post my two year old daughter is climbing up my legs crying, to take over the computer. Let’s face it ladies, we are busy. As mothers, wives, partners, working women, entrepreneurs, etc., our responsibilities are endless and our to-do lists are long. Take it from a single mom of three and business woman; I know how hectic life can get. We give and give to everyone and everything, leaving ourselves for last, if at all! This is clearly not healthy and not being kind to ourselves.
Self-care is a great way to relieve stress, balance and rejuvenate. When we take care of ourselves we are better equipped to take care of the people in our lives, perform better at work and with everyday tasks and have a more balanced, stress free life. It is a great benefit for your physical, mental/emotional and spiritual health.
Are you a people pleasure?
A People Pleaser is one of the nicest and most helpful people you know. They never say “no.” You can always count on them for a favor. In fact, they spend a great deal of time doing things for other people.
People Pleasing; a good or a bad thing?
I was once a big time people pleaser and let me say this, there is nothing wrong with pleasing someone, making someone happy and helping someone. People pleasing becomes a problem when it is at the expense of your own happiness, when it begins to drain and suck the energy out of your life, when it starts to feel like a burden and your life all of a sudden revolves around it. People start to use you and walk all over you. If this sounds like you, then you probably are a people pleaser and you are probably wondering how to stop it.
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