Happiness is free, a choice, and if you don’t have it nothing else is worth anything.
Naturally, women are care takers by nature & often, we will take on the weight of the world at the expense of ourselves. There are a few things I do my best to live by & in the past few weeks I have had to remind myself about the little thing called Balance!
Here is my “list”
Put yourself First. Take care of your health. I’m not obsessive about eating right & working out, but it definetly is something when I slip off I feel on every ounce of my body. & it’s okay to say “no” or “next week”.
Look Good. If you look good, you feel good. Fact! The better (especially a) woman feels about her appearance the more productive she is. Nothing can make a day worst then looking as bad as you feel.
Music. It has power in your life. I encourage listening/dancing to music regularly, but not crap that is about heart break and bullshit! Music is also an excellent way to change your mood… feeling gloomy? Put on something that makes you feel good, dance around, and get the hell over it!
Fresh Flowers. I endorse buying yourself flowers just because. They are alive and beautiful, like you should be! Life is short surround yourself with blooming things!
Fresh People. You should spend time with people who are headed the same direction you are. Misery loves company and nobody is saying, “Let’s invite Debbie Downer out” or excited when DD is calling. The only good DD is a boob size! And those can be real or fake… but not your friends! I don’t care how long you’ve been friends with DD, trust me she/they will find someone else to complain to religeousely.
Treats. Despite your financial situation, treat yourself. Whether it’s a Latte, Shoes, Dinner & Desert, Dress you have no idea where in the hell you will ever wear it, Bubble Bath & Wine,Massage, Calling in to work (responsibly), Etc… You deserve to indulge in nothing but yourself, at least occasionally!
Organization. Ugh!! Believe me, I know! Clutter is a direct reflection of how chaotic or unmanaged your life is. Make your bed! Vaccum out your car! Avoid every room having a designated junk area! Your home should be your sanctuary and it should be inviting if others come over or for the people that share your space… Shame on you for having people over if your home is a complete mess! Truly it’s important because it gives your life clarity and ability to sit down in peace… It is deeper then appearance. Besides, no matter how far we have come as women, Men notice more then you think ladies… Take Pride!
Mood Swings. Lets face it ladies, nothing even has to happen for us to switch up. I’m not even sure how they diagnose Bipolar… Every woman I know, IS! We often take out our emotions on the people we are closest to (not because they are around the most) but for trust purposes. We know how to keep it together situation pending. & Relationships, whether it’s with your kids, boyfriend, friends, family, etc… Take a moment every once in a while and listen to yourself. Effective Communication is crucial in every relationship.
Appreciate Yourself. I’m one of those do it for yourself type of women. Clingy and unreliable is the ugliest thing a woman can be. So make sure, you remember that you are important & deserve to show yourself gratitude for all the hard work you put into having a good life. It’s not about being conceited or entitled, but others treat you how you treat yourself… Not how you treat them.
I’m sure there are many women out there that feel this way….
Put your husband, kids before yourself. Looks aren’t everything. You don’t know what I’ve been thru. I have trust issues. If I had time to clean & stay organized I would. You don’t have kids to tell me I should be organized. Flowers are a waste of money. I’m a bitch and people can either love it or hate it. I’m not going to stop being someones friend just because their life isn’t positive.
And you are the kind of bitch I prefer to stay the hell away from!