Happy Valentine’s Day!! It feels like New Years was just yesterday but here we are, celebrating yet another holiday! We all know Valentine’s Day is generally about showing your affection towards another person. Great! Nothing wrong with that! But, sometimes (not only on Valentine’s Day) we forget to show compassion and love toward ourselves! V-Day isn’t just for couples or little kids with tiny paper cards; to me, it’s a reminder that life is full of love, kindness, and a lot of yummy chocolates.
As I spend quite a bit of time studying the Bible, highlighting and noting my favorite verses, and really try to connect with scripture, I run into some of my favorite verses that fill me to the brim with empowerment! Women of the Bible were amazing! They were strong, courageous, God-fearing, and smart beyond their years. It is a total misconception that women in the Bible were slaves to men; c’mon now, God made us all for different purposes, but incredibly equal and deserving of love all the same.
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Self-care has been such a huge part of my life and throughout the last few years, I have experimented with A TON of self-care related practices and products to figure out what works best for me. I’ll admit that I am huge product junkie! I love going to TJ Maxx and finding new bath oils, body lotions, foot soaks, face masks, etc. That place is like an adult candy store.
Everyone deserves a self-care routine that works perfectly for them, that rejuvenates them, and makes them feel all warm and fuzzy. No matter how much time you have or how much money you can spare on ‘spa’ items, you deserve a little pampering always. Nowadays, my self-care routine is pretty simple because I have narrowed down some of the best day-to-day practices that enhance my self-care.
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Have someone ever said something to you randomly and you’re like, dang, I really needed to hear that today? Literally me today and it was great. I actually learned a little about myself today through a conversation with a close friend and it’s helped me work through a rough patch I’ve hit recently.
When something doesn’t work out in my favor, I tend to spin into a non-violent blind rage (if that makes sense). I immediately start to problem-solve by finding the next best thing before I can even think about the situation. I didn’t like my major, so I changed it right away with little thought. I went through a breakup, so I jumped right back on a dating site. I lost my job, so I sent out 100 job applications within an hour.
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