One of my biggest takeaways from the past 12 months, and a reoccurring theme for myself has been this; Start taking better care of yourself Chelsey. I know that can mean a lot of things for a lot of people. But for me, it means eating healthier, working out and taking a regular time out to pamper myself. I used to use the same excuse for all of these “I don’t have time” and I know some of you are feeling like you don’t have time to take care of and really love yourself the way YOU need. That’s simply not true. When something is really important to you, you make and find the time to do those things that are truly important to you. When I was 75 pounds over-weight I didn’t have time to workout, but oddly enough I had time to watch 3-4 shows on Netflix every night? I hardly watch 3-4 shows a week now because my priorities changed.
This same rule applies for relaxation and rejuvenation. I am a Master Esthetician and it was the first job I loved doing. It didn’t feel like working to help my clients relax and give them an hour to renew and recharge. One of the best perks of working in a Salon/Spa was the trades you get to do on each other when you aren’t taking clients. Since becoming a stay-at-home/work-from-home mom, I don’t have easy access to that anymore and I miss it so much! Now I just find it easier, more affordable to pamper myself at home (especially when it ships right to my door)!
I recently came across a hand-made bath and body products line called Sassy Ran. What started as a passion project has become an actual business and the founder absolutely loves creating these products from her heart. They make EVERYTHING a person could want from bath bombs to face creams and they are all contain high quality ingredients and are highly concentrated (so they last a long time). I love that this company gives back to charity and their whole goal is to help people take time to enjoy those little moments of relaxation. Their company has a really good story and everything they do is from the heart! Check out more of their story HERE. I am IN LOVE with their products, especially the bath bombs, bath salts and the body butters.
I know that finding time to follow your passions and dreams isn’t always easy, and you usually have to make time to do them. But eventually, when you do find the things that make you happy, keep doing more of those things. Just make sure to take time for yourself along the journey.