I walked into a store today and bought a really nice dress. It might come across as a little strange that I would make a point of writing about this, but trust me; it’s absolutely important.
If you work hard and have loads of responsibilities and family obligations, you might have found yourself in a place where you have forgotten about you because you’re so busy taking care of everyone else.
You might be saving hard for a future dream, building a business or just getting bills paid. I understand that in the present day Nigerian economy, most of us have had to make adjustments but I also know that you need to give yourself a break and take a breather.
Take out time to pat yourself on the back and reward yourself. It’s not being selfish. It’s called self-care.
I am not asking you to become financially reckless or irresponsible. I am only asking you to trust God enough to relax and let yourself enjoy some of the rewards of your hard work.
For me, I felt a certain kind of way when I bought the dress. I felt carefree, happy and light as a little girl. For you, it might not be the buying of a dress. It could be taking yourself out on a dinner date at a nice restaurant, going to the spa and getting facials and a massage or taking a weekend trip out of town.
Whatever you do, make sure it’s something that makes you feel good and laugh. Laugh out loud. Take long showers, drink some wine. Turn of the phone, lie down and sleep through one weekend. Tell God that you know he loves you and he’s got you covered and you’re going to relax and enjoy being taken care of.
Do that and regularly and watch that tension drain away. This weekend, let your keyword be SELF CARE.