M isn’t just for Mystery it’s for my lastest Mission and things that make you go MMMM. Actually I think that should be hmmmm?!
After spending the weekend internet free, I’m back in a
BIG way! Armed and possibly dangerous, on a mission to…..
find a hashtag for the mission.
I must confess, in the past when people have mentioned ‘self care’ the first word that springs to mind is selfish. Probably more so since having kids, where putting myself first has become a rare indulgence or extravagance as I struggle to juggle the whole life, work & career business. As a result, if it involves anything other than general upkeep (think looking presentable for work), self care ends up being rather low on my long list of priorities.
Before my three daughters arrived on the scene, my idea of self care was probably misguided and included a massive amount of $$$$ being spent on myself. Nowadays with the mortgage, Miss 16’s $26k
solid gold braces and what feels like a million other financial commitments, my pre conceived ideas about what self care needs to be for me, obviously needs a budget friendly and more rounded rethink.
Following a guest post by Sarah from Creating Contentment (Self Care) that is full of easy ways to incorporate self care in to your everyday, I’m armed and
dangerous on a mission.
With so many options the procrastinator in me wasn’t entirely sure where I should start. It was a post from Emily over at Have a Laugh on Me (Do you secretly have ‘home clothes’), that pointed me in the right direction. You see, working from home more often than not, sometimes going days without seeing anyone outside the family, has seen me fall into a bit of a
couldn’t care less home clothes rut.
Starting next week, I’m starting small by making an extra effort in regards to how I look at my home clothes.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to start a two hour morning routine that will have me looking red carpet ready just so I can head to my home office to hit the paperwork and make my deadlines. I’m also not going to start signing up for each and every possible event, just so I have an excuse to dress up. As fun as that challenge might be, with end of financial year looming and existing deadlines, it would just end up adding to the pressure, taking all the fun out of the equation and missing the entire self care point in the process.
What I do propose, for starters, is a ten minute hair and make up routine, better home clothes outfit choices with a quick iPhone photo shared to Instagram as motivation. As I can’t stand photos of myself at the best of times and I’m currently not looking or feeling my best with 4 weeks of grey regrowth, this really is going to put me out of my comfort zone. In the scheme of things, this mission might just help me out of my style rut and possibly aid my wardrobe make over in the process or have me hibernating looking for a stunt double.
Like every good
challenge mission, I think this one needs a cheer squad support group and a dedicated hashtag!
I was thinking……
but I’m not convinced. Any ideas?
Stay tuned for my big reveal and make sure you head over and join the Self Care conversation!
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