There is still a week left to join the #beYOUtiful campaign, and to shop #beYOUtiful Motivate Wraps and limited edition "I am..." Motivate Wraps that are on sale. There is also plenty of time for you to embrace the concept of self-care. We'll let Jess of Form in Focus explain how self-care is more than bubble baths and massages, in this repost from last year's blog series:
I lace up my shoes and head out the door into the crisp fall morning air. It’s a tough tempo workout and the negative thoughts threaten to creep in. Can I do this? Am I fast enough? What if I can’t hit the right paces? I look down. “I am worthy,” reads the wrap on my wrist. And I make the purposeful effort to redirect my thoughts. I am worthy of the effort needed for this tempo work. I am worthy of success, both in this run and in my life as a whole.
What kind of worth do you place on your own self? Without realizing it, we place value on everything we do in life, a priority list, if you will. How far down that list do you have to go before you list yourself?
I wear the words “I am worthy” as a reminder of the years it took to get to this point. To the point of recognition and acceptance that self-love is a continuous journey and I am worth the effort.
I could talk about an infinite number of ways that we are each worthy, but the one that I struggle with the most is being worthy of my own time, of self-care. I used to struggle with being a perfectionist...let’s be real, I still struggle with being a perfectionist. And that meant focusing on crossing things off a to-do list every day, seeking that small dopamine rush every time a check mark was placed next to a task. Do you know how often an action related to self-care was placed on that list? Never.
Now I make time for myself daily. But I want to clarify what that self-care looks like. It’s not bubble baths, buying myself big bouquets of flowers and chocolates, nor is it regular facials. Self-care is taking a step back and breathing. Self-care is in the small things. It is ten minutes of journaling, reading a novel for a half hour before bed, folding the three loads of laundry from five days ago, or meal prepping for the week. Self-care is doing what is necessary to reconnect with yourself and knowing that you are worthy of the time spent. Self-care can be saying no to social obligations, to stressful family situations, or having a hard conversation with a friend that you’ve been putting off. You are worth the care needed to be healthy, in body and in mind.
I still have my to-do lists and I still get a little thrill as each item is crossed off, because some things you just can’t change. But now each morning is started with 15 minutes of time for me. That’s usually sipping a cup of coffee and journaling, but it can also be the not very pretty things in life.
Know your worth. Take the time for self-care.
The point is this: You are a priority. You are worth showing up for yourself. Every. Single. Day. You are worth the consistency, effort, and LOVE needed to pursue your dreams. You are infinitely worthy of the biggest dreams in the universe. You are worthy of the love you give yourself as well as the love you receive from others. I think the band The 1975 said it perfectly, “Why don’t you give yourself a try?”
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