How to Be More #Selfie & Celebrating #MeDay Thursday 05 March, 2015

Hello! This was a really interesting blog to write. The theme is about how to be more “selfie” and give yourself some extra attention. We live in a world where in some shape or form we are catering to others and helping someone else. A lot of adults, including myself, sometimes forget to give themselves the me time they deserve and work themselves to the bone. That has to stop.

As I am writing this blog I am actually extremely sick. Oh yeah the works; upset stomach, vomiting, headache, body aches, and just overall miserableness. I don’t even know how I am typing this blog. I caught some bug instantly and it shut me down. This in itself taught me something. Everything I needed to do got pushed to the back-burner all because my immune system is weak at the moment. I have no choice but to slow down, rest and take care of myself. Can you believe I was trying to self-talk myself out of sickness and still try to get what I needed to get done today? That’s seems like the American way…force yourself through sickness because your afraid someone will need you and feel guilty if you even took a sick day. I took a full sick day. My body demanded me to.

Again me being sick taught me something. Don’t wait until you are sick to give yourself the attention you deserve. I turned my phone off and I did absolutely nothing (besides the works) and slept. That’s my road to recovery right now.

Well it shouldn’t take a sick day to give yourself some special attention. You don’t need your cellphone camera to do a little #selfie either? Do you know people assume if you cater to yourself too much you are selfish? What kind of world do we live in and how do we stop that perception? I want to show you it’s ok to give yourself self-love and do it with pride with a few tips! You can do all of the tips without a front facing camera too! #Selfie

EAT SOMETHING YOU LOVE – People can be so hard on themselves that they will deprive themselves on their favorite food. If you are on a diet, eat what you would like on cheat day! If you have done something to deserve that cookie, eat the cookie! Now if it’s health related as you why you can no longer eat something, don’t eat. Eat something that will not hinder your health and enjoy. There are so many tasty foods out their, find something your love and indulge a bit!

TREAT YOURSELF – This can be taking yourself to the movies, to your favorite restaurant, on a trip, etc…Within your financial means, tell yourself you deserve to do something nice for yourself and do it! Check something off your bucketlist! Even if you don’t have anyone to go with you, take your own self out. Many people will deny themselves an experience because they don’t have a buddy to go with. Don’t be afraid to not wait for someone and do something you want to do.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO SAY NO – Sometimes a good firm no is your answer to happiness. Is someone always asking you to do something? Do you find yourself being a “yes” person on several occasions. Are you considered so nice and telling someone “no” hurts your feelings? You have to say no to make yourself happy. Don’t force yourself to do something beyond your means, or if you feel like it will make you unhappy if you did it. You don’t have to say yes to everyone, its ok to say no to others and more yes to yourself!

GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK – Whether your a single working person or a busy parent, allow yourself a break to unwind. You cannot spend all of your hours in the day doing stuff for other people for you need to allow yourself a few hours of alone time. You not alive to sleep and go to work or take care of your kids only. Watch your favorite show, have a Netflix moment, read a book, read some blogs, do something on Pinterest you’ve always wanted to try. Make this a weekly habit to spend time with yourself. Turn off your phone/social media if you have to!

GIVE YOURSELF A MAKEOVER – Every now and then feel free to switch up your look. Whether its buying some clothes for your wardrobe, a new hairstyle or just purchasing some new makeup, you’d be surprise how a little change in your appearance can give you a perk in your personality. FYI* If after you’ve done this feel free to take all the selfies you want too!

About the Blogger - Kiwi the Beauty

Kiwi is the free spirited blogger and content creator of As a digital influencer, she produces creative inspiration around beauty, lifestyle, media and travel leisure. Her life mantra is to make manifesting fun! When she’s not blogging, she is eating trendy hipster food, carrying crystals, making it rain at her local farmer's market and binge brunching. Follow her on her blog and social media at + @kiwithebeauty


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