5 Things That Helped Me Cut The Crap And Embrace Self-Care

    No need to get fancy with it, just treat yo self.

    Hi, I’m Chelsea and like a typical modern-day lady (lol), I tend to forget to take time for myself.

    After years of excuses and just plain forgetfulness when it came to taking time for myself, I decided to make my 2016 New Years Resolution a mandatory "Self-care Sunday."

    The alliteration helped me remember to do it, and I keep it simple: I usually paint my nails, put on face mask, and watch a show I like or read a book (if the nail thing isn’t going on). If I’m feelin’ flush or particularly blah, I pay someone else to do paint my nails for me!

    But this is all to say: Whatever you do for yourself, however much time you take or how much (or little) money you want to spend, doesn’t matter.

    My 5 main take-aways after 10 months of "Self-Care Sundays":

    1. Self-care means something different to different people, and your routine shouldn’t be compared to anyone else’s.

    2. It doesn't need to be expensive!

    3. If nothing else, give yourself 15 minutes.

    4. Reminding myself to recharge on Sunday also helped me give myself smaller breaks during the week, and actually made me MORE productive.

    5. Feeling like I'd improved myself in some small way (yo, baby soft skin, I see you!) helped ease the anxiety of the bigger things I had to tackle.

    In conclusion, my little babies...