Politics and Self Care 

Today’s speech by the man at the white house has literally made my head hurt, I feel like… I don’t know what I feel anymore. Disgust. This is just plain crazy. 

Sitting and watching him on tv giving his rant OMG. What did I just watch? He blamed the anti-racism protesters. Not the aggressors over the weekend.

Yes, racism has always existed in America. Yes we know that but he just basically gave the green light to those people who hate everyone else to keep the hate going.

Statues has nothing to do with it now!

Everyone tried to tell people this how it would play out, hell other countries warned also……Including this woman 

has said from day one things would get awful day by day.

No one listened and now this is where we are now.

So this is where Self Care is needed for everyone.

Self-care is imperative in maintaining a healthy mental space for yourself

Escape with a book. Take a break from news, news podcasts, social media and I love me some twitter but sometimes I delete the app so I won’t be tempted when I’m taking a break, and grab me a good book or invest in a few new ones.

Get some fresh air. Go for a walk, a run, or eat your lunch in outside and really appreciate the beauty of your surroundings.Take yourself out to a fabulous meal, alone. This can be dreadfully frightening but you will really begin to appreciate the food, your time, and your relationship with yourself much more.

Create a playlist of music that makes you smile, dance, or sing.

Add something healthy to your routine each day. Nurture Your Body. Treat yourself to that massage, facial, or scalp massage on your next hair appointment and let someone take care of you for a little while, you deserve it.

Activate Your Inner Child.

Something I do in a heartbeat, pull a cartoon or animated movie and just get lost.

Do what makes your inner child smile!!!

Silence the phone, tablets. Indulge in the moment and forget about the incoming call, text or email for as long as you can, turn off the breaking news alerts.

Laugh, draw, paint, build, cook, do something that activates your creative side. Having trouble? Get online and use Pintrest as inspiration.

Use the Nice Towels. Or the good china or bath salts whatever you have been “saving” for a special occasion. You are special and right now is the occasion to celebrate!!!!

Self care is not selfish in 2017 it is a must.

Peace 

Morning music vibes

Every now and then, we find ourselves in a situation that requires inner peace. These are the times when the emotions rise up, when there are anxieties, worries, uncertainties or conflicts.

Times like this we need to create a place of freedom, inner strength and serenity. Affirm to yourself. I am now free. Peace, love, and harmony are within and around me. 

Today’s affirmations:

Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.

I am superior to negative thoughts and low actions.

Self Care Saturday

So I have been in self care mode since I left work yesterday, last night I took my hair down and did my steps I need for my hair care while watching Shrek.

My week has been somewhat stressful with clients & deadlines that I knew by Wednesday what my weekend would be like self care and

My self care today was treating myself to spa, picking up a few books, and back home to Netflix it for a while. Each day as women we deal with so much in this world on daily basis that yes we do need to check out and just be carefree with no worries, and that is exactly what I have been doing today, swiping away of course swiping on a budget, lol.

My evening plans for the rest of the evening meditation, work on bbq sauce recipe I came across, wine and start reading.

The books I picked up today:

*Fuchsia by Mahtem Shiferraw

*Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

*Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

It is a must to have self care day or even a week if needed. You can’t move forward, or attempt to help others if you are on E mentally and physically.