Life in Mascara: Special Saturday: What Have You Done For You Lately

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Special Saturday: What Have You Done For You Lately

Close enough to take a look at this video just for funsies. Enjoy!

With the come and go of our everyday lives, most of us wear different hats. Mom, Wife, Sister, Employee. Name it we do it all. And we do it day after day after day. We end up tired, worn out, cynical even. You give, and you do, and you wait wanting someone to do something for you. And often we wait for nothing because everyone else is just as tied up as you are. 

Learning to focus on yourself can be somewhat difficult I have found. I can get rather worked up in all the things that need to get done and then I find myself in a really bad mood for no apparent reason. When I actually stop to wonder why I am like this, I realize it is because I have been going for days. No one is going to take better care of you than you.

Even if it is just for a few minutes, you need to stop and assess yourself. How are you today? No really, how are you? Are you really fine, or is it your go to response? For me right now my wrists and hands are starting to ache. Oh these old bones of mine! I have an old injury on my right wrist and arm that acts up more often these days. I also work on the computer all day at work and also for this blog. How can I help myself? Some therapeutic stretches should do the trick. Repeat a few times and the muscles that have gotten tight should stretch out and feel more comfortable. I can be proactive and address the issue now instead of ignoring it, it getting worse, me being in pain and upset, having to take pills, waiting for them to kick in whilst mood getting grayer. But most of the time that is what I would do. It is easier to ignore myself that to help myself. If any of my boys or husband came to me and said 'this hurts', you better believe I would snap into action and get them what they needed. How many of us are guilty of doing that?

I like to plan events/trips for myself. They are like little rewards that I wait for no one to get me. They don't have to be BIG or expensive. After all, it is the little things that count. Stop and do for you what you need done. And always remember that you are worth it.  

Here are some things that have brought me some happiness lately:

These lovely containers found at TJMaxx and Marshalls. They sit on my counter next to my coffee maker with the hot water dispenser. Makes my 5:30 a.m. wake up time more pleasant by having my tea right in front of me instead of walking to the other side of the kitchen to get them. #firstworldproblems #cantbebothered

The first spring manicure of the season featuring my fave drugstore gel polishes from Revlon. Also, look at that lovely ring husband got me for our anniversary (3 years of us being together). He also got me the necklace. What a babe!

That treat I had been craving all week because I deserve it.

A breast cancer walk next to one of my besties honoring the women we love and the ones we have lost.

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