Being a woman, we are consistently on the go, ya know – always focusing on our goals, knocking off our check lists, seeing what’s next and so on. While that’s great, a lot of times we forget to stop and celebrate ourselves and all that we have accomplished thus far. It is because of this, KELSIWITHANEYE launched her Self Love Sunday Mixer.
In this mixer, while mingling with one another, all in attendance not only celebrated themselves but also celebrated each other. This free-spirited women’s event was put together for the sole purpose of promoting self love. With activities such as vision board creating, sage rituals to cleanse auras, live paintings and performances, each woman left the event feeling recharged, empowered and more connected with themselves.
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Check out the event recap below:
Self-Love Practice Tips From 12 of My Favorite People on Instagram
We’re now about to wrap up the first month of 2019. How are those Self-Love resolutions you had set for yourself going so far? I hope you’re still feeling the same excitement you felt right before the ball dropped at midnight on January 1st.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve recently hit kind of a weird place in my life where there were so many opportunities being thrown my way but nothing was confirmed. I felt stuck, not sure what my next move would be and because of this I could literally feel my mental demons beginning to attack me. I’ve learned that when you’re in a place of uncertainty, that’s when the feelings of self-doubt and negativity will begin to consume your thoughts at an all time high. With that being said, I knew that now more than ever I had to really practice different forms of self-love, because ya know AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR NEGATIVITY. You feel me?
I hit up a couple of my close girls that are either IRL friends or some that I just stalk on a consistent basis (they’re my besties in my head haha) because I love their content and asked each of them to share their #1 self love practice tip. They run some of my favourite Instagram accounts. It can be hard to gain the popularity that they have but with expert help, better engagement is well within your grasp – visit https://upleap.com to learn more
Even though I’m writing this for you, know that I high key needed this article for me too. I loved putting this together, I hope you all enjoy.
My phone is in a constant state of Do Not Disturb, and I never – NEVER answer emails from my phone. In fact, I have push notifications for my email turned off. There is no fire too big that it can’t wait for me to pull out my laptop and write out a strategic, intentional response. People in media: Let’s stop working in an unhealthy gaslit state, please.
All this to say, I am hyper aware of the energy I intake (through foods, movement, social settings, push notifications) and the energy I exhibit *because* of what I choose to intake; this is why I create strict boundaries. Me, my ideas, my productivity (a company’s source of revenue) is a result of everything I choose to let in to my orbit.
Millennials don’t need more unlimited PTO or fancy office snacks, we just need to be in workspaces that allow us to feel enabled to actually clock out. To sleep, to be encouraged to have a life outside of work. Eat a real meal.
A lot of my philosophy around work was fueled by the tech scene in Austin, which admittedly can be too relaxed, but there’s an underlying understanding that Rome can’t be built *well* in a day. I’ve never seen happier employees, or had more present managers. Whereas when I made the transition to the New York tech scene, the underlying understanding was: Rome can be built in a day, but we’re going to beat that time and build it in 15 hours, k thanks. And thus, I’ve never seen more unhappy, dysfunctional teams than my time in the NYC tech scene.
So: Take a breath. Figure out what makes you feel good. Prioritize that above all else, and I promise everything will follow suit.
My favorite way to practice self care is to honor my energy in all that I do. By stopping to ask myself how my spirit feels about a situation or person. I give myself the opportunity to make sure that I am in alignment, enabling me to tap into the best version of myself. With this being said, self care does come in may different ways. Maybe you just want to take a day off work to relax. You may even look into the idea of something like pamper packages melbourne (if you live in and around this area of Australia) to treat yourself to a relaxing spa day or even take time to step up your skincare game. Regardless of what you choose to do, as long as you are taking time to look after yourself, that’s all that should matter.
My favorite way to practice self-love is by reminding myself of what I have achieved so far. Be it that week, that day or in the last 5 years. This reminds me that the past me probably wouldn’t have even dreamed of where I am now – and future me is looking back smiling, having had achieved so much more.
This is what keeps me going on the days I want to give up and hide into a hole.
My self love ritual / tip is to show up FULLY and UNAPOLOGETICALLY as you are.
I’ve been told I’m too passionate – this set me back from pursing my dreams, fearful people wouldn’t accept how I show up. I felt my light dim, thoughts of “not enough” sink in and the apologies endlessly pouring out. I held onto that shit so long that it manifested into an emergency stomach surgery.
It took a lot of self love, patience and mindful disconnection to recover and accept myself and my worth in it’s entirety. It wasn’t until I came across a quote from one of my favorite authors:
“You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are.”– Danielle Laporte
Since then I’ve grown to appreciate that I’m not for everyone. This new mindset connected me to the most aspirational, outspoken individuals who encourage me to use my voice as often as possible even if I’m scared.
Love yourself. You are enough. Show up FULLY and UNAPOLOGETICALLY as you are & SHINE.
My favorite way to practice self-love is by no longer committing to people or things that will alter my personal happiness. I found myself in very dark places due to overexerting my energy to people who didn’t deserve or reciprocate it, or trying to fit in at a corporation whose mission didn’t align with my personality or interests. I am allowing myself to be open to a universe that is filled with abundance. Knowing that every opportunity or person isn’t for me, I can confidently decline, allowing space for something or someone greater to come and ultimately protecting my inner happiness and peace.
The biggest self-love tip I can give to anybody is to learn to say NO. To have the courage to say NO to anything that does not elevates you mentally, spiritually, emotionally or puts money in your bank! So many times we are