Hello Weekend! ☕️ We've been waiting for you 👀
We've been wanting for so long to 'break-free' from our own houses and to be able to face the world again! Here we are.
Being at home for quite a long time can be beneficial for us. Especially in a situation where we are able to focus and work on ourselves. But not everyone has had this 'luxury'. When family, kids, work, certain situations come across, life can get stressful and 'self-care' may seem to be the last thing on your 'to-do' list.
On the other hand, being on your own, one slow day can quickly turn into 3 slow weeks, especially when no one will judge if you have been wearing pyjamas the whole day and your hair has been in that top bun since yesterday..
Either way, whatever the case may be, luckily for us, it's time to get back out in 'the real world'. After this time spent at home, I am sure that a new routine was created and most probably, it's also, quite comfortable.
Well, we are slowly coming back to 'normal'..and we need to get back to it. Either going back to work, to school or just having to be ready to leave the house and have the best summer ahead.
For me, this situation brings back memories of being a kid and having to go back to school after the long summer-break. In that last week-end of summer when I was excited to go back but on the same time, quite sad to leave the free days behind. Somehow, I still find that feeling, of that weekend where I had to get myself ready for a new start.
Although that scenery has long gone, I can honestly say that some routines from that time are still in use today ( although in a very different form), and I can see why are those 'self-care' and 'get-ready' routines so important.
Our society teaches us that taking care of ourselves first is selfish and a bad thing. Honestly, as far as I am concerned , this is a bunch of BS.
On an airplane, we’re instructed to put on our own oxygen masks first, before helping a child do the same. If you think that’s a crazy idea, realise that you’re not much help to anyone if you’ve passed out due to lack of oxygen because you tried to help everyone else first.
Apply this to your everyday life.
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
In the time in which we’re living, there’s a heck of a lot going on at all times. We strive for balance. Balance of work and play; of family, friends, and significant others; of going to that place and getting that thing done while never forgetting to stay on top of that other thing. It’s not a secret that it can get incredibly overwhelming. And oftentimes, we get so caught up in trying to stay on top of all of these things that we leave the most important thing in the dust: our own selves.
Taking care of yourself - keeping your cup full. If you don’t do things to keep your cup full, you have nothing left to give or share with others.
...speaking of cups.. to end the weekend on a perfect note, here are a few ideas that will make your cup not just full.. but filled with pure joy..