TO BE HONEST the BEST part of my day involves my hair and skincare routine!
And after sharing this realization with YOU on Instagram, I’m confident I’m not alone! And GIRL, I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess you and I LOVE this time of our day for more than just the products or routine – we love the time spent on US!
But before I dive into THAT, let me explain exactly how I came to this realization…
Recently while doing my evening hair and skincare routine, I found myself super annoyed when my husband crashed into the bathroom! As you can imagine our NYC space is…small, so needless to say I was crowded and annoyed. I know, it sounds SUPER dramatic but it’s the truth! Like clockwork, I almost immediately felt guilty for being SO upset (especially because he simply wanted to do his skincare routine alongside me), and so I took a step back and asked myself the hard question…
WHY? But I knew why…
I was frustrated because the time I spend on my selfcare routine each day is THE thing I do exclusively for ME. It’s a refreshing, quiet moment in time that is for no one but myself to enjoy. And GIRL I love that time, I need that time…heck, I DESERVE THAT! And let’s be real, SO DO YOU!
Because whether you’re a mom, business owner, sibling, wife, or friend, you know that being a woman means dedicating A LOT of time to the needs of others. And that’s okay! But in order to fill the cup of others, your cup must be full FIRST! And that is not something to feel guilty about. Instead it’s simply a necessary realization in order to live a life that not only serves others but serves you too! Plus I guarantee you’ll feel less annoyed in those bathroom crashing moments (LOL).
But HOW do you serve you?
Like I said, my daily selfcare routine is THE time I spend on me. And though this pays off in many ways, it’s not just about the products or routine itself. The KEY here is the CONSISTENT time spent exclusively on me doing something that serves my mind, body, and soul. For me a daily regimented selfcare routine is exactly that! And it may be for you too! Or maybe it looks like writing, working out, or creating!
Whatever it is if it serves YOU, it’s time well spent YOU!
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who is Rachel?
Rachel K. Grim is the Brooklyn New York based blogger, speaker, and empowerHER behind the event series and online community Ditch the Clique. In 2019 Rachel launched Ditch the Clique to empower REAL women of all ages, races, sizes, and careers with goal-getting resources to live the life they dream! When she’s not scheming new ways to grow the Ditch the Clique COMMUNITY, Rachel can be found eating and shopping her way through New York City, traveling abroad, or watching binge-worthy reality television (with a glass of prosecco in hand, of course)!
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