6.12.2013

{on pampering yourself}

If you saw yesterday's mantra, you may have noticed the underlying stress. Needless to say, things are crazy. Crazy busy, crazy exciting, crazy stressful, around these parts. I don't really want to complain, because I don't think it's a bad thing. But that doesn't mean it's not overwhelming or stressful. I'm working harder than I ever have in my life, and I'm most definitely not getting paid what you would think. 

I love doing what I do. I've never been happier! There are days, however, where I feel like I'm suffocating. Or that I'm not good enough. That's why this week's mantra is what it is. 

There may not be many things I can reduce my stress. I can work as hard as I can, and there will still be more to do. What I can do, however, is pamper myself. It's been hard for me to justify a regular pedicure or buying a new outfit in the past. These days, however, I've realized that it's necessary if I want to keep my sanity. Relaxing while getting my gel manicure, knowing that I won't have to worry about my nails for two weeks, or getting that adorable maxi skirt because it's comfortable to work in, are just enough to balance it all out.

So if you're feeling a little off these days, go treat yourself to a massage, or buy yourself a new lipstick. And don't beat yourself up over it, either. We all deserve a little self-love every once in a while. 
I've been getting regular gel manicures for the past month and a half, and it's been one of the best decisions ever. This is a little bright, but it is summer after all!

8 comments:

Joelle Duff said...

I keep meaning to start getting gels! And then I keep putting it off!


Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Joelle Duff said...

Gel manicures are the best! I absolutely agree it's okay to indulge every now and then (especially if Kate Spade is having a surprise sale). I don't know if you've ever watched Parks and Rec, but they have a thing called "TREAT YO SELF." My husband and I make sure we have a TREAT YO SELF day when we need it.

Joelle Duff said...

I tend to treat myself with ice cream or cake. Not good for my diet though. =( I used to treat myself to pedicures, but the place I went to is too far away to keep going back to. Maybe now that summer is coming I'll find a local place to get my toes done! =)

Joelle Duff said...

I treat myself to mac makeup, good use of my tips I'd say ;) xx -b.

Joelle Duff said...

Oh, I definitely treat myself to Mac too. It's the only makeup that actually matches and covers my skin!

Joelle Duff said...

Haha I'm starting to realize that I treat myself to quite a few things ;) I do love anything with ice cream! And you should definitely find a new place to go to. Getting monthly pedicures is definitely on my guilty pleasure list as well!

Joelle Duff said...

Ha, I don't watch Parks and Rec, but I love that. You just have to treat yourself every once in a while, or life will just get to be too much :) xoxo

Joelle Duff said...

You do! I wasn't a big fan at first, but now I'm completely obsessed. So worth it :) xoxo