So everyone knows that I've been on this #SelfCare kick as I close out 2017. I've been waking up earlier to go to the gym, being Vegan-ish (because let's be honest I came through with the bomb ass macaroni and cheese for Christmas dinner) and saying no to certain events to give myself piece of mind.
Now fast forward to today. I went to the gym, came home, fixed a super healthy breakfast and showered. Sounds easy, right? Not exactly. The gym took 1.5 hours of my life, I cleaned, seasoned and cooked shrimp, made eggs whites from scratch with fresh kale, showered for 15 minutes, brushed my teeth for 3 minutes and wait for it...15 minutes to moisturize my face, neck and décolleté. This new Ole Henriksen serum and moisturizer that I'm using has to be worked in, hunny!
I'm saying all of this to say that self care takes a lot of effort. Throw in a 9-5 job, 9-year old kid and an apartment that takes days to clean and you are fully booked! No one talks about all of the effort that goes into being our best selves or even how American society doesn't fully support the self care movement.
Although taking care can be a lengthy process, it is so worth it. My skin is glowing, I have mental clarity and on my way to being my very own version of 2009 Rihanna.
How are you committing to self care? What challenges have you experienced?