It’s Only Tuesday…
Imagine spending the morning getting ready for work and it’s business as usual: you’re doing your hair, applying some makeup, picking out an outfit (that isn’t that cute but will do because it’s only Tuesday and who are you trying to impress at work anyway), and your mirror is telling you that you’re pretty, chill, and cute.
Minding your own business, you arrive to work and catch a glimpse of yourself, and think maybe you should’ve put more time into your morning routine.
This hating ass work mirror is at it again; reflecting a complete mess.
What you thought, just ain’t it, and now it’s too late.
I’m having one of those mornings.
Honestly shame on me for not giving myself the 100% I deserve. I yell “LOVE YOURSELF!” every chance I get and it’s time to start rising to the occasion.
I don’t know who else needs to hear this but: wake up and get out of bed when the first alarm sounds!
What is it about the comfort of home, the safe space that is a bedroom with a complimenting mirror and the best/worst lighting?
I can’t understand how I missed all of the clumps in my mascara and didn’t see that the edge controller I used turned my edges white.
I’m having an interesting start to my day with this unexpected tragedy; to say the least: I need a do-over.
Let’s switch gears and turn this totally random introduction to a blog post into a quick self-love and self-care piece #youngloudproud style!
How to stay Young Loud & Proud when you don’t feel like it…
It’s all about your mindset.
Confidence comes from this amazing source that is your cerebrum; I’d like to think that confidence works your cerebral cortex and requires all four lobes to go into overdrive which produces that invincible feeling.
In my case, it made me step into my workplace looking crazy but when you’re mindset is balanced with the right amount of feel-good on the inside, you’ll shine either way!
Loving yourself while balancing that inner confidence is key, however, WE need to keep that good ol self-love energy balanced with self-care.
How can we appreciate the good in ourselves without accepting and working on the not so pretty?
Choosing YOU restores an inner balance because no matter what variation of YOU you are in that moment, when you are accepting of that, you benefit from the inside out.
“Patience” (sensitive topic)
I’m working on being patient; I used to be so impatient with everything.
It’s difficult being an immediate results type of girl. If I didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel within the first five minutes, I’m would change directions.
The other day I read someone’s tweet (I wish I could remember who so I could give credit) but it went something like: people are so focused on the light at the end of the tunnel and don’t even realize there is no tunnel. Reminds me of the matrix theory “there is no spoon.”
Basically we create these theories & ideologies that really don’t mean anything at the end of the day. All that matters is what leaves an impression. Its how you feel about yourself, how you treat yourself and how well you preserve your mental muscle. #ChooseYOU
It’s almost as if our “problems” and “hard times” aren’t as real as we may think. We make them real because of our strong mental muscle. Without straying too much from the topic: we are capable of making decisions that will literally reshape and change our future all we have to do is CHOOSE! We are given choice…Life is all about choice. Choose to be confident, to love you and every variation that comes with that, invest more time in yourself, preserve your feelings, monitor and police your thoughts, wake up early and get your shit together!
I know everyone is saying this but I’m not on a trendy wave I’m becoming aware of some much and while I’m making some really important changes in my life, I’m seeing the benefits of putting myself FIRST and it’s really lit.
It all started with changing my mindset and redirecting my energy (not every few minutes like the impatient me). But taking time to really see results.
I went to the Essence Carnival and was surround my some LEGENDS! One lesson I took away is that you have to stay yourself, not rush your success and to not get in the way of your own blessings. Take a chance on yourself and gamble each time, don’t be afraid to fail the first time and if you do don’t be so ashamed to ask for help (network!) people have the answers and resources to help you and you’d be surprised how far teamwork can take you (this is a tough one for me because I feel like I’m a jack of all trades and I’m constantly trying to do it all by myself…
I think it’s time to bring my Podcast back!
I want to continue with these important conversations to hopefully give out some inspiration to you all. Stay tuned and stay #youngloudproud