Self Care Saturday

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone is feeling good and enjoying the weekend so far. I can’t believe that it’s Labor Day Weekend already. This summer has truly flown by. Although I’m a little sad to see summer go, I am so excited for the fall! Fall is my favorite season and there are so many fun fall activities to experience in New Jersey. Aside from apple picking, carving pumpkins, and eating apple cider doughnuts until I vomit, I’m looking forward to the Fall fashion. Anthropologie always has the coziest fall pieces that make me want to curl up on the coach on a chilly October night. I may be getting a little ahead of myself, but I can’t help but get excited for the crisper moments ahead.

As you guys have probably noticed, I love quotes. Ever since middle school I have hopped on the computer and scrolled for hours reading inspirational quotes. Typically I’ll write a post that is centered around 5-10 different quotes, but I decided I would try something different and create Self Care Saturday! Self Care Saturday will be where I share one quote that relates to self care. This quote will be centered around something that I feel is an important point that deserves more recognition/practice. Today’s quote is:

We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are

– Max Depree

Oftentimes people want to see change in their life but they don’t want to change. How can you expect your life to improve if you don’t go out and improve it? How can you expect to be happier if you continue to breathe in the air of anxiety? I think a lot of people (including myself) have become entitled. We believe that we deserve good things and that someone should bring those things to us. Instead of going out and changing our lives, we wait. Unfortunately, the waiting never seems to end. If you want to see change, you need to be change. You don’t have to do a complete 180 in one day, sometimes it may be baby steps, but there needs to be some sort of movement. Start small by examining the different aspects of your life. Look into all areas and be honest with yourself about what areas could use some improvement. Once you have done this, consider what adjustments could be made. Make both short term and long term goals. If there is an adjustment that could be made today, make it today. Why wait?

I struggle with wanting approval from others. Even if I desperately want change in my life and I can identify the change that needs to made, I may still not work as hard as I could to obtain that change because a part of me is waiting for someone’s approval. I am trying to become more comfortable with the fact that my life is my own and the only person I should be consulting is myself. Of course I will listen to other people’s opinions, but I’m trying not to let their opinion take precedence over my own. It’s a long journey, but the path of following my heart and changing my life is an act of self love.

Do you struggle to make changes in your life? Comment below.

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