This week has been a nice one despite being sick earlier this week. I had a big win on Tuesday because I actually practiced self-care. I share this loving advice to my family and friends all of the time. However, when this advice needs to be taken by “yours truly,” it is not always easy.
My family one-by-one have been sick over the last few weeks. I was grateful that I had energy and ability to offer extra care and attention to each person and still continue to juggle our hectic family schedule and blogging. It ain’t easy, my friends!
Over the weekend I was feeling quite run down. On Tuesday morning, on a day where I had committed to attending an exciting influencer event, I was feeling downright lowsy and sick.
The Gentle Art of Saying No
It was at this moment I had a to make a decision.
Do I push myself further and attend this event or do I say no and rest? The younger me would of said yes because I am a recovering people pleaser and I tend to push myself past my limit, making me mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted.
This time I said no. Saying no allowed me to rest my body and mind. It was such a sweet gift only I could give myself. I enjoyed the solitude and quietness of my home and mind. It was exactly the rejuvenation I needed to recover, recharge and rejuvenate.
Keep Calm and Say No
The next day I was able to fulfill a commitment in place to have a commercial filmed at my home for a collaboration. It is hard for me to say no because I don’t want to disappoint others. But, I realize in life you can’t make everyone happy and that is okay.
Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you. When I saw these images of myself smiling and enjoying this free-flowing, long-sleeved maxi dress from SHEIN I knew I had to share my eureka moment with you…….the art of saying no.
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about this topic down below! Have a wonderful weekend dolls!
Photography by Bleudogfotography
Necklace: c/o Arlina Jo Boutique
Purse: Vintage, similar here
Sunglasses: Similar here
Shoes: Old, similar here
Watch: c/o Christian Paul
Bracelet: c/o Christian Paul
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