Rest + Recover

“Life Moves Pretty Fast. If You Don’t Stop And Look Around Once In A While, You Could Miss It.”

Who remembers this quote from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? I love this movie and the quote is true! If we are not intentional about taking time to relax and decompress, we’ll run ourselves down and miss the beauty of life.

We all have a million different things going on right now, and it never seems to end! The kids are doing virtual learning, work is hectic, and the laundry keeps piling up. At the end of the day, I’m absolutely exhausted and just trying to keep my head above water.

I ALWAYS feel guilty about taking time for myself. It has always been hard for me to do. However, I am learning that there is NOTHING wrong with taking care of yourself. In fact, it is necessary! The only way to live up to our full potential and meet the challenges that come our way is to be rested, mentally sharp, and energized. Self-care is the recipe for living our best lives!

How do you recharge and take care of yourself? Girls night? A glass of wine after the kids are asleep (or let’s get real…a bottle of wine)? A Hot bath and a good book? A long walk and a great talk, with a friend? If you don’t have a routine for taking care of yourself, you need to adopt one!

And (shameless plug alert), at Authentique Gifts, we sell a variety of products to help you find that balance. From candles and soaps to essence oils and bath bombs… everything you need to release the stress and treat yourself.

Life can be difficult. And it can be stressful. And sometimes downright scary. Self-care is absolutely critical to ensuring a high quality of life to help navigate those challenges.

Take some time for YOU, and you’ll find that the other things in life become a bit easier to handle.