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Taking Care Of You, Too

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Taking Care Of You, Too

Between work, cooking, maintaining your household, and social engagements, making time for you can feel impossible. This can lead to burnout, break downs, and even more stress! When you are starting to feel the side effects of a constantly on the go lifestyle, it’s important to take a step back rather than push yourself harder. Today, we are going to look at a few simple things that can be done to make sure you are taking care of you, too. Let’s get to it:

Beauty Sleep:

A restful night of sleep is so crucial in so many ways. Not only does getting your full eight hours give your body time to rest and heal, but you will feel so much more active and alert every morning. It’s nice to start your day with some pep in your step rather than dragging your feet just to get out of bed. What is preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep and what can you do to improve it? Perhaps, your bedroom needs to be a more soothing place to lay your head after a long day, which can be achieved with these ideas.

Schedule Appointments:

While scheduling appointments for various things like the eye doctor, dentist, and general practitioners isn’t the most fun thing, it will help keep you feeling your best and that’s what is important. A professional dental lab in your area is a great place to start and don’t forget to tend to your mental health, too. An appointment with a counselor or therapist can be especially beneficial if you have been feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and over stressed as of late.

What Does Self Care Mean To You?

Self care won’t look the same for everyone and that’s okay! I, personally, love doing a face mask after a long day at work to unwind but that might not work for you. So what does self care mean to you? Is it going to the gym? Going on a long hike? Buying yourself some beautiful flowers for your kitchen table? Once you narrow down what makes you destress, you will know what options are best to turn to when you are feeling some type of way.

Positivity, Please:

Thinking positive thoughts is so important even if you aren’t feeling very positive. Do you have a mantra that you like to repeat to yourself? What about some positive affirmations on sticky notes to look at throughout the day? What’s that old saying – fake it till you make it? Sometimes you just have to give yourself the mental push for good vibes and, eventually, your positive outlook will become second nature.

Doing for others is an amazing thing but don’t forget to do for yourself, too! ❤

When I Get Sad I…

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When I Get Sad I…

When I get sad I…….

Remember that everyone who works at the nail salon I go to loves me. 😉

Think about how hard I work at getting my college degree, which pays off in my straight A’s.

Look through my fabulous wardrobe filled with dresses, shirts, skirts, pants, and accessories in every shape, size, color, and pattern imaginable. Nothing makes me happier than piecing together quirky/cool new outfits to wear on the daily.

Examine all of my tattoos and piercings and remember how much pain I was in each time, but how awesome the end results are.

Think about my crazy family who drives me absolutely mental, but who I couldn’t live a day without.

Go through my archives of friendship memories with my best girl and guy friends and laugh over the millions of inside jokes accumulated over the years.

Go to Taco Bell.

Drink wine in moderation….yeah right. 😉

Pamper myself, because a bitch deserves it and my red hair has to be ridiculously bright at all times.

Get myself dolled up – dress, heels, red lipstick for days and go run errands while looking like a super sassy woman on the go.

Write, write, write whether it be on my blog, or a journal, or just random doodles on a scrap of paper.

Remind myself that things probably won’t get any worse. Lol, #optimist

Curl up in my blankets, pretend that I’m a burrito, and ponder the meaning of life.

Shave my legs, no matter HOW MUCH I hate it…which is a lot. (Nothing says ladylike like some smooth leggies!)

Cook a delicious dinner and watch my family enjoy it. (Which I’ll be doing today, because I just made a really yummy looking red lentil soup. I cooked for two hours this afternoon all while wearing a dress. Hello, housewife!)

Visit my favorite elderly friend at the retirement home, because it shows me that I’m capable of making somebody’s day. (And because I love her so much!)

Binge read a book to take me to a world that isn’t Akron, Ohio. (I’m currently reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and it’s amazing! I started it yesterday and am halfway through already!)

Remember that no one will ever, ever be me…Sarah (AKA Lil Red). A fabulous, sassy, smart, stylish, witty, caring, kind, generous, determined, and strong willed young lady.

This post was inspired by a Facebook status that I made today that read “When I get sad I remember that everyone who works at the nail salon I go to loves me, then I feel better. (insert cigarette emojis here)” I thought it would be a fun blog post and a good way to remind myself of ways to make me happy, so I took the idea and ran with it. What are some things that you do to cheer yourself up after a rough day? What’s your favorite comfort food to eat when you’re sad? (Mine is obviously Taco Bell). I would seriously love to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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