A Little Self Love Goes a Long Way
Every day around 1pm, I’ll get up from my desk and make a cup of coffee or tea. Whatever I am doing, whether it’s finishing up lunch or an assignment, I almost instinctively head to the kitchen for that pick-me-up. As I sit back down, ready to continue my work, I catch my Yogi Tea bag out of the corner of my eye. If you’ve ever had Yogi tea, you know that each tea bag comes with a fun quote on the tag. Similar to my reaction to fortune cookies, I take it with a grain of salt and probably forget what it said in the next five minutes. However, a recent tea bag had a slightly different effect on me. It said:
“In the beginning is you, in the middle is you, and in the end is you.”
As young, social, working professionals, our minds are usually running 100 miles per hour. Consumed by thoughts of work projects, class projects, just-passed projects. Thoughts of new friends, ex-friends, ex-boyfri–pause.
You check in with your doctor; you check in with your mother; you check in on Facebook; but, when was the last time you checked in with yourself? Well, what does that mean?
I mean, when was the last time you filtered through your thoughts and made sure you were putting energy into the right places? When was the last time you taught yourself something that, although unrelated to your career, you have always wanted to learn? When was the last time you put your phone down? And I mean down. Like sound off, on the other side of the room, down.
This is your reminder to take a seat, a minute, a breath. Our minds become cluttered, and just like we do for our desktops, we need to clear them out and load up that recycle bin. Clear out negative relationships and spend more time building on the positive ones. Stop harping on projects that didn’t go as planned, and focus on conquering the next. Make time to finally learn guitar, or yoga, or another language.
In this craziness that we call life, it is easy to forget the importance of self-care. Don’t forget: your most important asset is YOU. Give a little self-love once in a while!
Posted by Carly