Thank you Jamie for providing the Lipsense products courtesy of this post. All opinions are honest and my own.
Being a mom is a tough job. It’s one of those jobs that comes with little pay (hugs and kisses count as some pay, right?), and never ends. There are often night calls, day calls, nap calls, interrupting you while you’re eating calls, you name a time and someone is bound to need you at that exact second. Don’t even try to take a shower or you’re just asking to have to get out in the freezing cold while soaking wet.
I know if you’re a mom, you can definitely relate. I know you’re sitting here thinking, that’s way I gave up on taking a shower, or working out, or eating a hot meal for once. I get it, I really do, but I have to tell you something and you might think I am crazy, but it’s true.
Mama, taking care of yourself is not an option. It just isn’t. It’s a necessity.
If you make taking care of yourself optional, than everything you do is going to be effected by it.
I can promise you one thing, if you take care of yourself you’ll be a much better mom. Wanna know why? Well I am here to tell you.
Taking care of yourself makes you feel more confident. Have you ever noticed the effort you put into yourself as a human has a direct relation to your confidence? If you feel frumpy, then you’re going to feel self conscious because you think everyone around you thinks you look frumpy. If you took care of yourself and feel like an actual human being today, then you are going to expect to be treated like one. Your confidence matters.
Taking care of yourself makes you happy. Depression can be directly related to how one takes care of themselves. I know for a fact when I don’t make it a point to get out of bed at a decent time, to brush my teeth, to change out of yesterday’s clothes, or wash off yesterday’s make up, a few days of that makes me feel awful. I start to feel gross and like I don’t matter. Maybe it’s because I’m not treating myself like I matter. When I take five minutes to take care of me, happiness is a direct result.
Taking care of yourself gives you energy. If you feel run down, you’ll act run down. It’s amazing what taking care of yourself can do to your energy level. Swap out the candy bar for an apple. Swap out the soda for water. Get up five minutes before the kids and brush your teeth. Just do something to take care of yourself and you’ll start to feel that pick me up, it doesn’t just come from coffee mamas.
Taking care of yourself is worth it. It’s worth the extra five minutes of lost sleep. It’s worth the half an hour to work out. It’s worth the tears from the kids because they don’t understand that they have to wait. It’s worth leaving the kids with your husband knowing the house may be a mess when you come home. It’s worth it because you are worth it.
Taking care of yourself shows others that you matter. It’s okay to tell your kids to hold on so that you can do something for you. Teach them the importance of self care by showing them that even mommy needs to take care of herself too. You are important and other people will see that when you see that. You matter mama, you really do.
It’s not optional. You aren’t optional. Taking care of yourself is a big deal and it makes a big impact on how you do this mom thing.
I did a thing to take care of myself…I partnered with my sweet friend Jamie to try out Lipsense. Ya’ll I don’t ever wear stuff on my lips, but I have been wanting to because sometimes I just feel like it just takes it up a notch. So when she asked for me to show off her stuff, I was more than happy to give it a try. Let me just tell you, I LOVE it. It stays on all day just like they say, and there are SO many colors to choose from.
Apparently it has this amazing effect to better your lips, so it might burn a little when you first try it out, but it does the job. It’s lasting color that just makes you feel girly and worth celebrating.
Hear from Jamie on what she has to say about it:
In short, I’m Jamie: wife, boy mom, encourager, dance party enthusiast, celebrator of all the things, and iced coffee addict.
My passion is to encourage women around me no matter what season of life they are in. Joining SeneGence has let me do just that on a level I never expected.
What inspired me to sell:
I originally joined SeneGence because I loved the few products I had tried and knew I could benefit from the discount. It was only $55 to sign up and I knew I would spend that on my next order anyways so I might as well save me some money. But the jokes on me. It has become so much more than that. I’m able to work from my phone, have regular girls nights, have a little extra money in the bank, and use makeup money to pay for our upcoming cruise to celebrate our ten year anniversary! I’ve made some amazing friends and I’m continually surprised by what SeneGence means for my life and family.
All you have to do to order is join my Facebook group: The Celebrating Momma’s Glam Squad and shop my in stock album. Leave me a comment or shoot me a message and I will get you hooked up. Let me know that Ally sent you and get 10% off your first order.
If you aren’t ready to order just yet you should check out the Facebook group. We have a lot of fun and I tend to get a bit crazy and even give stuff away. Plus, I love adding new girls to the glam squad. 🙂