Lookbook 31

Making Yourself A Priority

You are your best form of medicine. It still confuses me how people expect to be able to take care of others, when they can’t even take care of themselves. Being selfish is a vital part of becoming and understand you. Its important to not only be good to others but to be good to yourself too. Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you’re your longest commitment.

You are your best form of medicine. It still confuses me how people expect to be able to take care of others, when they can’t even take care of themselves. Being selfish is a vital part of becoming and understand you. Its important to not only be good to others but to be good to yourself too. Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you’re your longest commitment.

Everyone wants to step back and focus on living intentionally and to the fullest, but sometimes we forget to take time for what’s really needed to make any of our life aspirations reality. What are we forgetting about? Self-care.What is self-care exactly? Self-care is basically taking time to yourself on a regular basis to nurture and inspire yourself in healthy ways.

Self-care doesn’t just happen naturally. It takes intention and practice. The only way that purposeful self-care will take place is if you make it a priority in your life and in your heart. Trust me, I know it can be hard to find time to slow down in how busy life can be sometimes. I totally get it. But if we want to further ourselves in the long run, we must make time to make self-care a top priority and put ourselves first when it’s appropriate. Self-care is not selfish. Most of us enjoy putting others first and helping each other out, but how can we expect to pour into others if we have nothing to pour out? The only way we can truly help others is after we’ve first helped ourselves. This is so important

I have made others a priority in the past – for what? Why go a whole mile for someone that won’t even cross the street for you? And while you may be thinking that caring for someone else is just as important as caring for yourself, it’s not. How do you expect to give someone love and affection if you can’t even give that to yourself. That’s damn near the second definition of insanity!

Let me give him everything I have and more because he would do the same – at least I expect that. Let me give her money and then some because she’s my best friend and we go “way back”. Maybe if I buy the groceries, fill the gas tank, clean the house, make dinner, and lay it down tonight he’ll finally realize I should be treated nothing less then a queen. Wake up.

If there’s one thing you should wrap your head around right now, it’s that you can not control anyone’s actions or intentions. You are in control of you and only you. Understand that. If you’re struggling in life and in a “what the f*ck am I doing” state of mind, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite movie, or do nothing at all – give yourself permission to put your healing first. Be real. Authentic. And most importantly have boundaries. Until next time…

xoxo, B.

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PHOTOGRAPHER – Mackenzie Jordan

JUMPSUIT: TARGET
JACKET: ZARA
BAG: VINCE CAMUTO
SHOES: CHARLOTTE RUSSE
SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN
OTHER JEWELRY: CARTIER/ ALEX AND ANI
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