What I Wish Every Woman Knew About Self-Care
This morning I spent a little longer than usual in the shower.
I brought the Bluetooth speaker in the bathroom with me and rocked out to a feel-good playlist.
I took less time thinking about what to wear. I chose a sweatshirt, leggings and a skirt with Converse tennis shoes - the best non-outfit ever.
I also took extra time brushing my hair, the results are undetectable to the human eye but it felt good to me.
I set a boundary with a loved one who constantly needs a shoulder to cry on. I said “Not today. I love you but I’m off the clock today. Call a hotline if you need someone.”
Then I did a 10-minute v-steam meditation before leaving the house - yes, steaming your vagina with herbs is a thing! If you don’t know about it, I recommend you look into it. It’s like a facial for your nether lands.
I ran errands.
I manifested free coffee.
Strangers smiled at me in traffic.
I had more doors held open for me than usual.
I spent the afternoon at a library downtown, overlooking the city. It was quiet, foggy and beautiful.
I got a few things done and left at the end of the day feeling good.
In the hallway, I pressed the down button the doors swung open and a cute guy was standing inside.
“Come on in!” he said, like he was excited to see me.
I said “Why thank you!” in the silliest British accent, matching his enthusiasm.
I have no idea why I spoke with an accent, but as soon as I did, I laughed because it was so ridiculous.
He laughed too.
Next thing you know we’re in the lobby leaving the building together, walking down the street, talking like old friends.
I manifested another cup of coffee in the form of a date with him. And it turns out he’s an attorney, which makes sense since I was at a law library all day.
I'm tickled pink! But it's not about the date, I mean, that was cool, but it’s more about seeing how quickly treating yourself well pays off.
I started the day on the right vibe, and the Universe matched it.
This is what I wish more women knew about self-care. It's not selfish, it's self-actualization.
What do you wish to create with self-care?
I’d love to know.