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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  • You hit the nail on the head when you said that it shouldn’t take us a sickness, to spend some time with ourselves. I think that we forget that sometimes. I think a lot of people think that they don’t deserve #selfie time or they feel guilty because, like you said, society makes us feel that way. This is a post worth reading because it touches on the important issue of self-love. I love the idea of #MeDay! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Great tips, lady. Sometimes it is hard to say no, but you’re right, sometimes it just needs to be said.

  • Sharon Phillips says:

    I agree with everything you said in this post. Everyone needs a day for themselves too. Where we just pamper ourselves and do what we want. Amazing the stress it relieves. We have to take care of ourselves.

  • Heck yes I’ll join you for MeDay!! No better thing to celebrate. Your ideas are great ones.

  • This is a very important theme that is coming up today. It is so true that we need to take better care of self so that we can help others.

  • Beth says:

    I love this post! Everyone needs a day for themselves! I stopped using Insta filters months ago though, so I guess for me this title would be just sans Instagram altogether! 😉

  • Coolchillmom says:

    I love the idea of celebrating me day! Hope you are feeling better

  • Nina Say says:

    Being able to say no is such an important skill in life. I haven’t mastered it yet but I hope to some day.

  • Carra D says:

    Great read & tips. Everyone does a me day. I’m a big fan of #TreatYoSelf. I like buying something I might have been wanting or a new outfit to reward myself for working hard.

  • Theresa says:

    Well said! This is true, especially of mothers. We tend to feel guilty if we ask for a little me time, and that needs to stop. I am a much better wife and mother when I am able to just spend a little extra time pampering myself!

  • Crystal says:

    Saying no is a hard thing for me. I just think I can do it all!

  • Pam says:

    I love to treat myself to a new lipstick from time to time. It helps give me a boost.

  • Debbie Denny says:

    It is awful to feel guilty for doing something for yourself. I think most women do that. The fact is me time is important.

  • Vera Sweeney says:

    Taking a me day is important! I hope you get to feeling better there has been a bunch of bad bugs going around.

  • Nice topic! love all your points! We tend to forget to hug ourselves and give us credit for what we are today!

  • michele d says:

    Oh I agree! Feeling guilty comes naturally specially for moms like me. I had some “Me” time last night and it was wonderful!

  • I definitely need some me time. But right now I will have to settle to getting the car to myself every once in a while

  • Jeanine says:

    I love this so great! You also are so very photogenic, I wish I was.

    I don’t have enough me time, but I’m trying to work on that. Hopefully soon!

  • Having a Me-time is a must especially for working individuals. Finding that time for your self gives you a must needed time to unwind and relax.

  • I have SUCH a hard time saying no – but I really need to do it more often. I’ll definitely join in celebrating ME day!

  • Rosey says:

    Being busy totally robs us of doing something that’s truly for ourselves. This is a good reminder that that’s just silly. Of course we should carve out a little self-indulgence now and again.

  • Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says:

    I love this. I think people fear of appearing selfish when they take time for themselves. I think the best way I could treat myself is to ask for help, rather than try to do everything on my own.

  • rochkirstin says:

    I spoil myself by eating the things I want regardless the calories the food contains. I then make an effort to burn them in the gym after work regularly.

  • Jenny Temcio says:

    I always love giving myself new makeovers! Your selfies are always the best!

  • Treating yourself is always important. Even the little things are nice like getting your nails done, or buying yourself a little something.

  • It has been very hard for me over the years to take time to take care of myself. Now I am suffering the consequences of those choices. If anyone tells folks they are selfish for putting themselves first has some serious issues. We have to take care of ourselves or we are useless to anyone else.

  • Amy Desrosiers says:

    Lately, I feel like I am always last! I totally need all the me time I can get! A facial and eye brow job is in order stat!

  • Bailey K. says:

    It’s important to care for yourself mentally as well as physically. Sometimes, that requires doing something that you just love to do! It’s hard for me to do this because I have a chronic illness and don’t feel like I attribute much to society, but I know this is an unhealthy way to think.

  • Amber C. says:

    I have made a decision, since I am now pregnant with baby #2 that I will def need some me time (cause right now I get none!) even if it’s just going to get a pedicure I need to start doing more for me!

  • Christie says:

    Such an inspiring post! We definitely need to take the time to focus on us, and even take a selfie

  • Tracey says:

    I love this post. Such a positive message and I think we can all find more time for ourselves.

  • Sign me up… International Me day. I so need to have a meeeeeee day.

  • Alyssa C says:

    Great tips! I love the idea of celebrating me day.

  • Wonderful tips! I love the idea of international Me Day! I have always tried to put myself first, always made me a better mom and person.

  • I agree. Don’t wait until you’re down and out to take care of yourself. I do something everyday to take care of me, even if it’s just eating gummy bears.

  • Mommy2jam says:

    OH yes everyone needs a ME day. I think I need one more than ever. LOL

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