by Jessika Hepburn, Editor
I do & I think I know why.
And it’s not because you are ungrateful, or that you feel unloved or unappreciated (even if maybe you do) and you might have even had an absolutely brilliant day & gotten everything you asked for. Now you are wondering why you feel sort of lacking. My theory? You’re (and by you I mean myself too!) not doing the hard work of celebrating yourself all year.
Waiting on someone else to appreciate you, regardless of the occasion, can be a recipe for disappointment. We bundle up our hopes and wishes, wanting a perfect day, or for someone else to make us feel special. We wait for these one or two days a year, birthdays and holidays, to be validated for how hard we work and how far we’ve come. And having those days is awesome. I love gifting my mother with things I have made & I’m all for any day that lets me sleep in and have coffee in bed! But it’s always over too fast and sometimes feels rushed, like racing to pack too much into one day.
And what about the rest of the year? How much time do we spend celebrating ourselves for the other 300 plus days that we juggle all our responsibilities? If you can’t recall the last time you did something just for you, that made you feel beautiful & brilliant, then this is my gift to you. From one mama to another, to remind you that you deserve and need to honor yourself & celebrate your own motherhood.
I had fun making a pretty spread of self-love gift ideas, some big and some small, all lovely. Buying ourselves small gifts that we will adore and feel special when we use or look at them is not only good for the soul but incentive to work harder! Just because you work for yourself doesn’t mean you don’t need a little bonus now and then.
Are you constitutionally incapable of being kind to yourself? I’ve got you covered:
“When I have those guilty voices come in telling me that this pampering is all a bit much, I imagine a beloved friend of mine doing this for herself. And in that moment I see how wonderful it is, how she deserves to be cared for and nourished, just for being herself. I look at myself as if I were my own dear friend. Sometimes it’s easier to see how much we all deserve love when we look through another lens.” via Roots of She
1.Watercolor Petals dinnerware from Anthropologie 2.Love bunting coffee mug by vesselsandwares 3. The Instant Comfort Pocket Box by kimslittlemonsters 4.Lollia Flowering Willow & Lotus bath salts from Layla Grace 5. Yellow flower hair pins by Louloubell 6. Peace collection pearl cluster charm bracelet by Poppy Sparkles 7. Coral kiss ring by Blush Envy 8.Turquoise & caicos Essie nail polish 9. Pink rose & gold earrings by toosis 10. Sequin & ruffle skinny clutch by elliven 11. Hand-knit rococo shawl by Elena Rosenberg
You don’t always have to buy something to be kind to yourself either, there are so many things you can make from jewelry to bath salts + we’ll have a special tutorial this week. So don’t let lack of money keep you from being nice to the most important person in your life-YOU!
How do you celebrate yourself? Let’s all promise to give ourselves a small gift EVERY month. Share the lovelies or self-love tutorials that would make you feel wonderful in the comments below, I hope you make your own wishes come true.