The kids are back in school for the new year! We got in the spirit yesterday by watching the movie Grease! Now, another summer in the books and a new year of growing, learning and making memories for all. I’m just so dang proud of our kids as I see them becoming unique, intelligent and kind little adults. ❤
Now, we all know that back to school does not really mean back to You as this blog title suggests. Even by tonight we might find ourselves shopping for new, class specific supplies or a different pair of gym shorts. You know I’m right!
But hey, who says back to school can’t be about you a little bit? Take some time today to do something kind for yourself. Appreciate all that you do day in and day out! INDULGE in one thing or many things you adore!!
Here’s what I did for myself today:
- Woke up an hour earlier. You’re probably thinking, “Umm…not fun!” I have a good reason though, promise. First day back to school is exciting but can also be a bit hectic in the morning. Ahh…I remember how everything seemed life or death and how I always wanted the first day to be perfect. It seems like it was just yesterday…
Ha! I guess it wasn’t judging by that computer on the desk!!
Anywho, I wanted to wake up, have a nice cup of coffee and a little “me time” before the rest of the house arose. I specifically chose this mug from our honeymoon in Costa Rica b/c it instantly made me smile and think of that beautiful time. It’s the little things that make life so lovely to me. ❤
- Took a luxurious bath! Yes, I’m totally serious. Really. On a week day. On the kid’s first day of school…before they woke up. It was awesome. Young Living’s Lavender Bath & Shower gel is luscious and oh, so soothing!
- As I sipped my coffee, I diffused Young Living’s Clarity to help keep me on task for the morning ahead. I also picked up “instant Happy” by Karen Salmansohn.
This book is filled with “10 second attitude makeovers” for a brighter and more fabulous you! It’s one of my handy positivity books. I flipped open the book and the pages read:
“Every day is a new opportunity to change your life. You have the power to say ‘This is not how my story ends.’ You have the power to rewrite your destiny.”
I immediately related this to today…not the “how my story ends” part, but how EVERY day is a new opportunity to change your life. Each school year is a new opportunity for kids to reinvent themselves, make new friends, find new interests. It’s a fresh start! And heck, why do kids get all the good stuff? 😀 We adults can do the very same thing. In fact, anyone can have this opportunity any day if they choose to! It took me a loooong time to figure that out, and I often forget. Today, I chose to take care of me as well, and that’s okay! Taking care of ourselves allows us to be our best selves. I didn’t change my life in any drastic way today, but I intentionally set out on a positive note which will certainly keep me more centered and positive throughout the day. If I keep setting this intention then my life will certainly be happier because practice makes perfect! We all affect the people around us, so these positive intentions will ripple through life and relationships.
That’s some serious Monday Magic!
Even if you don’t have kids, PAMPER YO SELF! YOU DESERVE IT. You might need it if you didn’t account for all the school zones on the way to work this morning. 😉
I’d love to hear about the different ways you take care of you! Let me know in the comments below. Whatever it is, MAKE IT MAGICAL, teehee!