Women tend to be pretty self-less and focus on serving people around them including their husband and kids. When you go to the store, do you usually walk out buying more for someone else than yourself? Do you spend more money on your children’s clothes than your own? Do you spend the majority of your time cleaning up after your family and doing things around the house?
Mama, I feel you.
And it’s certainly a privilege to be able to look after our families. But you know what is equally important? Taking care of ourselves and doing something for us once in a while.
Think about it. When is the last time you did something for yourself? Did that mom guilt immediately creep in? Shut it down.
You are deserving of spoiling yourself from time to time.
Here are some ideas to get you thinking on ways you can treat yourself:
-Get a mani/pedi
-Go to the movies by yourself
-Buy that purse you’ve been eyeing
-Book a massage
-Get a makeover
You deserve it.
Comparison is real. It is everywhere. We start to feel insecure when we flip through magazines, scroll social media, and even when we get together with friends. We pick ourselves apart with statements like:
“My butt is too big.” “My boobs are too small.” “My nose needs to be fixed.” “My lips are too thin.” “I am not a size 2.” “I could never wear that.”
Can I let you in on a secret? We ALL feel insecure at some point. Even the most beautiful person you know. But we have to learn to love ourselves or we will always get caught up in comparison and self-doubt.
You are beautiful. You are valued. You are loved.
Loving ourselves is just like loving another person; it takes a lot of effort and practice. I want to give you some ways that will teach you to love yourself:
Accept your flaws. Believe it or not you can accept those! We all have them. You are your worst critic and most times the parts of you that you pick apart are the parts that people love about you. The way you laugh, the way your eye squints when you smile, your extra big feet… Accept it.
Say positive statements to yourself. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Would you speak to a friend and call her ugly or fat or “too much?” Of course not! You need to love yourself like you would your best friend. Talk to yourself like you would to her. Give yourself a compliment!
Do something that scares you. Wait, what? Yes, do something that gets your out of your comfort zone, but that allows you to grow. For example, go schedule yourself a Boudoir session. Did you know you can have fun and feel sexy at these sessions? They are all about EMBRACING yourself. ALL of yourself. If you wish to share them with your partner for life, then do it! If not, girl do it for yourself.
I would love to have the opportunity to work with you!
Get out there and love yourself,
Recently, I’ve had a few of you ask me WHY I chose Boudoir + Beauty + Maternity photography. For me, the choice was simple. When I decided to pick my camera back up professionally, I thought about what I truly wanted to focus on. And the truth is, I want to photograph something that feeds my soul…I want to walk away from every session with my head a little higher and my heart a little fuller. My hope for each woman that steps in front of my camera is that they leave glowing with confidence and self love. I want you to know that you are beautiful and vibrant and I strive to help you see a part of yourself that you may have forgotten about, or have yet to discover. I want to spark a fire in you and celebrate who you are right now!
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.