This is my beautiful guest bedroom meets lounge area in my home office/work loft (it’s a multitasking area) and it’s where I spent most of my day today. When I wasn’t sure what to do with the space, my friend Dena had the suggestion to create a cozy space to work from (because desks are overrated) and I’m so glad I did. Part of my experience with self-love is creating beautiful environments to thrive in. I have a beautiful bedroom, work loft, and up next will be the dining room (which is coming along... I just don’t have all the chairs yet...but who needs chairs!?)
I have to remind myself of this more frequently than I'd like to admit. I have a big goals for my life and I've got that A-type personality to work toward them... but sometimes I get overwhelmed and have to repeat this mantra: one step at a time. The same mantra goes for self-love. Self-love is not acquired overnight. Self-love takes time, changes in patterns and practices, one step at a time. Honestly, it doesn't matter how long it takes to get there... all that matters is that you're taking one step at a time to do it.
After a few days of rest and relaxation, I got up this morning ready to tackle my to-do list. First up, a mat pilates class with my fav bae Keisha at her beautiful studio The Well in Manhattan Beach. Keisha always kicks my abs (and for this I’m grateful!). Self-love sometimes means getting a good ab kicking. Taking care of our bodies is so important for overall health and wellbeing (says the girl who has been on both sides of the spectrum... I’m so much more balanced and happier when I’m working out). Take care of yourself, your mind/body/spirit will thank you 🙌🏼
My plan was to slay away at my to-do list this weekend, but change of plans... I needed a break (mostly emotional and mental from all of the happenings as of late). In the past, I've been guilty of mentally beating myself up for not pushing through and checking things off my to-do list. Today though, I embraced the need for chosen laziness. I watched Netflix and Postmated my lunch (and will likely Postmate my dinner). It's amazing to acknowledge how far I've come and also note that life is in constant ebb and flow. Some days we're going to get tons of things done and other days, not so much, and that's totally okay.