When’s the last time you put yourself first? I mean truly, truly put yourself first before anyone else or regardless of what everyone else is doing.
Let’s face it–– we’ve all experienced moments in our lives where we just can’t seem to catch a break. Maybe your tasks at work feel like they’re piling up with no end, or maybe your days have constantly been on-the-go, so much so that you can’t even pinpoint when you last had a break.
The truth is, no matter what your to-do list looks like, remembering to put yourself and your needs first is key. Not sure where to start? Below are some ways that never fail to give me the energy I need to push forward.
Get Comfortable With Saying ‘No’
If anyone has the hardest time saying ‘no’ to anyone or anything, it’s me. After years, this is something I still continue to struggle with to this day, but it’s one of those things where the pros outweigh everything else.
As hard as it is to get that simple, two-letter word out, it’s worth it. We’re only human and can’t do everything that comes our way. Feeling exhausted and don’t feel like going out? That’s okay! Nothing to be ashamed of.
Make Time For The Things You Love
People, places, things, it doesn’t matter. The things that you care about deserve to be a priority on your list! Think about some of the things you enjoy most. You can even write a list if you want.
For me, this is reading, going for walks, writing and unplugging from all things social media. I’ve learned that even a few minutes a day of doing the things you love can make such a difference.
Remember Your ‘Why’
If you find it hard to prioritize putting yourself first in the beginning, always remind yourself of why you’re doing it in the first place. For me this is the gratification that I feel afterwards.
It always brings me peace knowing that I’ll have the energy to power through whatever it is I was struggling to get done knowing I gave myself the time to recharge.
Everyone’s ‘why’ looks different, but you can use it as a way to motivate yourself to prioritize your needs even further!
“Buy The Shoes” Or in this case, the bra!
You know that super cute bra you’ve had your eye on? Do yourself a favor and add it to your January BootayBag. Just that small little addition to your closet can do SO much for your confidence (and it’ll come in handy next month).
One thing that I love about my BootayBag subscription is that I never feel guilty when my pieces arrive. The new undies that I get in my bag instantly brings me a bit of joy… and even more when I add the bra. ;) Sliding into that new matching set is the feeling I live for! Pay attention to those moments that bring all the good feels. If that means buying the bra, you know we can’t argue with that! Life is short, buy the bra and feel the fire.