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!