What pops into your head when you hear the words SELF CARE?
Is it spa days & bath salts? That’s pretty much what I used to think it meant. And while those are still some of my favorite ways to pamper my body, (especially with a bath as beautiful as this one at @andazpapagayo ), I‘m learning that there are other, just as important ways to take care of my heart, mind, & soul.
Today is International Women’s Day, and I wanted to share a few reminders I made for myself with each of you, because honestly these are things we all need to be reminded of every now and then.
ps. If you have anything that you’d add to this list, I would love to hear!
Self care for your Heart, Mind, & Soul:
Forgive yourself. You are human and will be making mistakes for the rest of your life. It’s ok. Learn from yours, forgive others for theirs, and then move on.
Keep your distance from negative people. Negativity is contagious. Don’t let anyone take away your happiness or bring you down.
Stop comparing yourself (or what you have) to anyone else. All that does is rob you of whatever joy & appreciation you DESERVE to feel. We‘re all on our own path, and we don’t know what obstacles others may be facing.
There is no such thing as perfection. And besides, perfect is boring. Accept your imperfections, learn to embrace them, because that’s what makes you unique and different from everyone else.
Slow down. Breathe. There’s no rush. Just because this world moves at a crazy pace, doesn’t mean you have to.
Accept the things you can’t change. Fighting them is a waste of good energy.
Its ok to not be OK. You’ll have good days and crappy days, and that’s just the way it goes. It’s ok to be down if that’s how you’re feeling... let it run its course, and then let it go.
You are loved. You are enough. Right now, right here, just the way you are. Stop hiding your magic from the world.
Happy International Women’s Day, loves!
Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo