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Wouldn't it be nice....

As women, we are constantly pushing ourselves to do better, be better. 

It's hard not to strive for perfection...whatever that means to us.

Perfect house, career, children, car, hair, clothes, etc... 

But why? Why can’t silver be great, too? For that matter, why can’t last place?  

But it never feels that way and isn't it exhausting?

Maybe sometimes we just want to sit and play video games, not take a shower and stay in our pj’s all day. 

Or every so often, have not a gosh darn thing to do this weekend, or "come home from work and just sit on the couch" time.

There's nothing wrong with wanting some "me time." In fact, I highly encourage it!

If we as women don't take time to take care of ourselves, then how do we expect to take care of others...and everything else?

I have found that it's the small pleasures in life that make it a little less rocky of a road to travel.  

So here are 5 little things that I like to inlcude in my daily life, or every so often, to make it a little more about me so I can keep making it about them.

1. Put on my favorite music in the car when I'm hauling everyone around.  

And Mama likes it LOUD! Why should the kids always get to control the stereo? Bonus if your kids start loving the same music you do. 

2. Rock the messy bun and natural look.

I love doing away with my usual hair and makeup routine sometimes and swapping out my heels for a pair of old, comfy boots or my favorite running shoes. My feet always thank me for it. 

On the same note, it's also great to go the other way and get all dolled up for no one but myself! Getting fancy just because is a great confidence booster.

3. Treat myself to a mimosa while cleaning up everyone’s morning mess.  

If I know my day is going to be spent working around the house, I sometimes treat myself. It's like my own little private brunch and it starts my day out in a much happier place. (I love adding food grade pure Essential Oils to mine for an extra boost).

Or if this isn't in the cards...

4. Have a midday glass of wine or a beer.

One of my favorite things is taking a break from the daily grind and sitting outside on a beautiful afternoon while savoring a cold beer or delicious glass of wine.  

PS: If you're looking to expand your wine collection, you cannot go wrong with wine from Vizcaya Winery.

5. Most Importantly....I learned the art of the word NO!  

I know, this is one of the hardest things sometimes, but it's essential for my self-care. 

We are only human and, as much as we'd like to, just can't be everything for everyone every time. Learning to say no has been one of the most freeing and stress reducing arts I've mastered!

Plus, no one is going to hate you for it, (not forever anyway), and it’s likely whatever you said no to will get done without you.  

Any of these small things can be customized to you.  If alcohol isn't your thing, get yourself a cup of your favorite tea, coffee or cocoa!

You don’t listen to music in the car? Turn on your favorite podcast or audio book, or claim the tv for yourself to induldge in your favorite show.

The bottom line is you are the most important person in your life and likely other's lives, as well.  There's nothing wrong with treating yourself like it. 

I'll be back soon!


Courtney

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