Today’s thoughts were inspired by a blog that I love to follow. I’ve seen people do these “pingbacks” on their posts but I have no clue how to do that (yet) and so instead I’ll post the link in case you want to read where I got my inspiration from.
So going off of the above link and post titled “Worth It”, I couldn’t help but smile when I read that my fellow blogging buddy said she rarely takes time to nurture herself. I am like this too. There are times when I find myself thinking about getting a massage, or a facial (I think the last one I had was a decade ago) or buying some nice accessories, but I always find I talk myself out of those purchases. Especially when it comes to shopping. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been tempted to buy something and I will inevitably find myself asking do I really need it, will I really wear it, etc. And there’s nothing wrong with thinking this way, it sure helps to keep me from buying unnecessary things, yet sometimes I find it truly is something I love but find myself thinking…no, I’ll just wait. There’s nothing wrong with being low key and liking simple things, I love that. Sometimes though it’s nice to get that little something or indulge in that treat for yourself for the simple reason that you deserve it and why not.
This even got me thinking on a slightly different track….my husband and I are expecting our first baby, a little girl. I kind of giggled to myself a few days after finding this out because I thought, my little girl is not going to learn anything girlie from me! I’m no tomboy, but again, I’m quite simple in the things I do and wear and so thought to myself how our girl will probably pick up those things from my lovely female relatives and girl friends.
So I’m going to set a goal for myself and find a place I can get either a nice shoulder massage or a facial, each of which I’ve been wanting to do for such a long time, and I’m not going to talk myself out of it or find a reason to keep holding it off. This made me think of one of my good friends that lives in NY and how much it makes me smile when I read that she got a facial over the weekend or her nails done or some other kind of indulgence that was just meant for nurturing herself. I’d like to get myself a little dose of that.
Oh and if anyone knows how to do that “pinkback” thing, let me know!
2 thoughts on “Nurturing Oneself”
So funny, I always wonder what I would do if I had a girl. Maybe we both can add small acts of self nurturing into our schedules. We’ll have more to give others. Thanks so much for the mention!
Oh I so agree, it’s true that when you nurture yourself you end up having more of yourself to give. Which reminds me, I need to work on my self nurturing!