The Week of Self Care: Part I
For the past few months I've been in a rut mentally and physically. I'm working myself out of it slowly, but surely. It never gets easier, and it's so hard not to compare yourself to others, but as some truly phenomenal boss babes Kate Cutler and Tal Winter said "Looking left and right doesn't move you forward" I've had A LOT of time with me and my thoughts lately and it seems that i've somehow let them get the better of me. I've found that it is so easy for me to believe in others, but when it comes to myself I am the harshest critic, isn't that just a fucking shame? I'm working on it y'all, I should have the same level of belief in my damn self. That being said, we've decided to dedicate this week to coming clean about our mental and personal health, and some of our forms of self care throughout the process. For me maintaining a schedule keeps me grounded, I realized this not always possible, but getting into a routine and sticking to it, really helps me with remaining consistent. I'm totally guilty of stopping to "rest" and getting a little too comfortable, and oh shit, i've be resting for half a year! You know what though? That is OKAY. I am a human, and as much as I want to I can't always be at 100, I forgive myself, but I refuse to be just at zero. I'm learning to rest and get back at it. Sorry, Netflix & my bed, my loves!
I'm also trying to get back to writing down my thoughts, my ideas, and my goals down and keep my creative juices flowing. They've been held back for too long now and it's no wonder my mind is all over the place. It's also a great way that I would hold myself accountable, because without the receipts, I cheat myself. I've been literally pushing myself out of my very comfortable zone y poniendo me a las pilas, like my momma likes to say. I'd like to say i'm an active person I workout with my best friend/certified personal trainer Milly (follow her) whenever we have the chance and I love it, she truly taught me how strong I can truly be and never let's me cheat myself, but what really brings me joy and what has truly become like therapy to me is SoulCycle. In all honesty, I've definitely had some major sweaty cry sessions on those bikes after some very trying days. Even though my wallet cries every single time I ride, everyone has their own thing, and this is my little indulgence. Yes, this was also one of the things I stopped doing to "rest" but guess what, i'm up now! I feel like i'm now riding for the first time all over again, I have the butt bruises from my seat and my legs forget how to function at any given time for the rest of the week, but it's what my life has been missing for a while. A release from my everyday life and my thoughts. I've made it my goal to be there at least once a week, it's a small gesture to show my body and my mind that I appreciate them, they've done so much for me, it's the least I can do! So guys, don't forget to take care of you, how EVER you deem it necessary. I'd also love to hear some of your self care tips, and rituals, leave a comment down below!