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Well, it appears that we’ve made it to the end of yet another work week. While we tend to call it a ‘long week’ I swear that “days are shorter, nights are colder. Feeling like life is over, these snakes strike like a cobra…” you know the rest. *hint Nas*

But no matter what you do all week long to make a living, its imperative to make self care a priority. Self care is simply taking the time to do something for yourself that makes you happy. Some people live a self care lifestyle, they tend to be the happiest (even though it is not uncommon for such a person to seem selfish and greedy). Listen, you gotta take care of yourself or nobody will. Treat yourself as you’d have others treat you and NAWWW this doesn’t always have to do with a relationship or somebody disrespecting you. Treating yourself as  you’d like to be treated could be as simple as literally “treating yourself.” Take yourself to dinner, buy yourself that gift or scheduling that much needed spa appointment. Allow yourself to look forward to something that you give to yourself.

I tried it recently! I decided that I wanted fresh flowers once a week. I wanted to wake up to something beautiful and living in my room. So I made a commitment to that and before I could even get to the 2nd week of fresh flowers, someone  else stepped in and took over with the flower bringing. The essence of this self care thing is to reward yourself, act as the great person you’re becoming and understand that there is nothing wrong with taking care.

I challenge you to take care this weekend.

stp

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