Blog : prioritizeyourself

When you slow the heck down to focus on yourself – not the mom version of you, or wife version, or friend, overworked or chauffeur version but the YOU-est version of yourself, are you getting everything you need? A few months ago I slowed down, practically stopped every busy thought, muted the mental to-do lists, escaped the routine of operating at peek stress levels and asked myself if I was prioritizing my needs as well as I need. The obvious answer is no, the problem is that living that way has become so normalized in our culture. There’s so much self care talk floating around which great, wonderful, fine… accept that’s become an expectation when in reality for so many it’s actually a luxury rarely given opportunity. I don’t have a solution other than to stop, to write down what you need and find the time. Self care isn’t just a bath and glass of wine, it’s getting your heart rate up & drinking enough water, it’s turning off your screens to sit and reflect on your life and identify areas that need more attention. It’s feeding your spirit and drawing closer to Jesus to pull from His grace and peace. It’s saying no when you need to. It’s giving your time and energy to something greater than you because self care isn’t just about us – it’s about becoming the best version of ourselves to pour into others. Of course it should include saunas, coffee, face masks, dancing, hiking & pampering too – YAS queen! So here’s your gentle reminder to prioritize your needs in whatever season you’re in! To be conscious of them & make time for them, you’re worth every ounce of peace they produce. Also, yes I have 3 chins in this picture… what’s it to ya? .
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#selfcare #selflove #prioritizeyourself #priorities #speaktruth #realtalk #youreworthy #chasinglight #hiking #carlsbad #selfmotivation #sandiego

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Date night starting at 4:00?! Yassss we are! The only problem is that we left without any sort of idea where to go… I mean when you get the chance to get the eff out, you take it bro. But it doesn’t even matter because the car is quiet & we get to be wanderers for a few hours! Exploring aimlessly is always when you come across little treasure spots! I’ll be the first to say that parenting is for real our favorite thing (literally ever) BUT it’s so real to need a break. Prioritizing yourself, your marriage, dates & adventuring is necessary when it comes to being a balanced parent. It’s way too easy to get swallowed up in the routine of putting the babes first. #prioritizeyourself Also, we’ve been building this exciting little friendship with a phenomenal couple and after out aimlessness together we are heading to their place for wine & cheese & dinner & endless, easy conversation… dang that sounds fun. Cheers to getting out of the house, knowing your kids are being loved & cared for. Also cheers to #browflick from @glossier for being errrrything I hoped it would be! Happy freaking Saturday, friends! @rodriguez.han & Dre we are coming for you!! 🥂
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