Did you ever get so busy you put salt instead of sugar in your coffee or do something you normally do on autopilot, but somehow you short circuit.
Today I was getting ready to do an interview and I was rushing around. It was done on video so I had to make sense of my hair. I had already gotten toothpaste dripped on it and a few pieces of tomato while I ate my breakfast. I should wear a hair net! And not the toothpaste was before breakfast.
I decided to straighten it versus curl it which was my original plan because I was going to run out of time and have one side pretty hair and one side crazy hair. I slapped on some makeup which I can do in under five minutes…and I look in the mirror and realize I forgot eyeliner. I skipped eyeliner and went right to mascara. I ALWAYS line my upper lash line before mascara. Now I’m not afraid to be seen without makeup, but I love black eyeliner. Some may think it’s dark like goth, but I see old Hollywood. It’s part of my look. I corrected my mistake.
I am doing a lot lately. I’ve been working on myself, redesigning my business, and ya know…five kids and life. When things get out of alignment, I feel it. I could manage my time better, cause who couldn’t, but it’s my soul talking to me. What I need is a cup of me.
Imagine setting up a date with yourself like you would with a romantic interest or your BFF. You would really treat that time as special. Whether you dressed up and went out or stayed in, all cozy in pj’s, you’d treat it like almost a holiday for the heart. What if you did this with yourself?
Would you get a mani/pedi, get takeout and sit by the fire, eat munchies and catch up on shows, sipping on a glass of wine in your bubble bath, or sit with your journal and a cup of tea. Some of these you might already do, but this is about treating it as sacred. My girlfriend, Kelly Barton, who is an amazing artist who did art for my website and I’ll soon be wearing some of her baubles, calls it the sacred life. She’s one of those people I fell in love with their soul just by seeing life through their Instagram. She uses the hashtags that you actually feel like #sacredlife. Treating life like it’s sacred is what it’s all about. That is what I see as being present. I’m going to schedule a date with myself. Not like a to-do, but a I-love-to list. Don’t you love getting a new journal? I hope someone gets me one for Christmas. I can never have to many. Kelly sells ones with writing on them via etsy.com and I think I’ll send Santa in her direction. I think I need a custom journal with “Jennylicious” written on the cover. As for tea, my fave lately is Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple tea. I’m in need of a cup of tea and me. That makes my heart smile.
I’d love to hear what your favorite tea is and what you will do on your date with you. Please tell me!