Happy Self Love Sunday!
Today, let’s gather our strength and reflect on the significance of investing in ourselves as women. We’re known for saying “Yes!” in a heartbeat to our kids and family’s needs, often leaving our own desires on the backburner. Let’s face it: we’re superheroes when it comes to making things work for our loved ones.
Consider this: My daughter once approached me and said, “Mom, I want to go on a 20-day band trip to Europe!” Without batting an eye, I declared, “We will make it work!” Sound familiar? Our ability to move mountains for our families is unparalleled.
However, when it came to investing in personal or professional growth, self-care, or even savoring a delicious meal at my favorite healthy restaurant, I often hesitated and went through this entire internal battle.
We think we can’t afford it or don’t have the time, or that it’s taking away from things or experiences our kids or family may need. The truth is we frequently undervalue our worth. We prioritize everyone else’s dreams while our own aspirations simmer on the back burner.
But here’s the twist: it’s high time we shifted the paradigm!
Investing in ourselves is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Just as we’d go to great lengths to fulfill our children’s dreams, we should do the same for ourselves. Remember, self-care isn’t selfish; it’s self-love. It’s about replenishing our spirits, recharging our souls, and nurturing the extraordinary individuals that we are.
Imagine joining a personal or professional growth coaching group that ignites your potential, seeking therapy to support your emotional well-being, or indulging in a delightful meal at your favorite healthy restaurant. Think about the remarkable transformations that can take place when you invest in yourself and your well-being.
So, let’s make a pact this Self-Love Sunday: commit to putting ourselves first, even if it feels unfamiliar. Let’s start saying “Yes!” to opportunities that empower us and enrich our lives. You are worth it, and you deserve all the love, care, and investment you bestow upon yourself.
Together, we can embark on this journey of self-discovery, growth, and empowerment, knowing that we have each other’s support and encouragement every step of the way.
Happy Self-Love Sunday, you incredible Trailblazers. Let’s celebrate saying “Yes!” to ourselves and nurturing the extraordinary souls within us.
Stay curious, stay compassionate, and let your legacy shine!
This article was reprinted with permission from Leanne Jamison and the Institute for Female Trailblazers. Check them out HERE.