It’s okay to take time for you.
Happy Monday! Last week was absolutely insane over here. Jess and I threw our first Momday Conference and it was absolutely AMAZING!We had the best of the best speakers that we learned from, our hearts grew double in size from, and were so inspired from. We learned so many different things from so many incredible women. One thing that truly stuck out to me was that it is okay to take time for yourself, it is okay to do things that you want to do, and it is okay to buy things for yourself sometimes! You can have your home look the way that you want it and it makes you feel good, do the things that make you feel good, etc.
Let’s start chatting about taking time for yourself and making your space something that you love, feel comfortable in, and is ultimately a sanctuary for you. My bedroom is generally that place for me. It is the place that I take baths every night, snuggle in the covers and watch a show on Netflix, etc. It is my place. I want my bedroom to be simple, yet classic and beautiful. Something that isn’t cluttered, stays fairly organized, and I can go into knowing that it is where I feel safe, loved, and can step away from everything else. When I am thinking about decorating my new home I have so many different ideas running through my mind. So many different pieces of furniture that will give it the right feeling for my time that I take for myself. With all of this, I know one thing for sure that I will be having these beautiful wooden flowers from Sola Wood Flowers will be on my dressers as a simple accent that promotes beauty, simplicity, and just me. I choose to leave them loose on my night stand but you can even put them in a vase with some dowels on them, craft, with them, etc.
I really try to make it a point to take time for myself daily whether it be a bath at night, watching a show on Netflix, eating a tub of ice cream or anything. It doesn’t matter what it is, but I have realized with time that if I am not taking time for me and making sure that I am taken care of that I can’t take care of those that I love the way that I should.
I truly believe that we as women we think that we are being selfish if we take time for ourselves. That we need to only take care of everyone else, it is bad to do a craft that you have been really wanting to make while your husband watches the kids, shower, go to dinner where you want to, etc. However, is our bucket being filled? Are we making sure that our hearts are full, we feel loved, taken care of, and that we make ourselves a priority every once and awhile? WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE TAKEN CARE OF TOO! Give yourself some grace, love yourself a little more, and take care of you too mama.
Photos by Kelsie EmM Photography