Just gellin’ {Take Me Time}

I don’t relax. Ever. Evvvvvvvvver. It’s the thing I’m worst at ever in life but I’m working on it. I had a massage once. What did I do? Stress about it. Seriously.  I’m in repair; I’m not together, but I’m getting there.

gel pedicures are awesome

As I write this I’m getting a beautiful massage in a chair that’s magic and my first gel pedicure. Me. No kids. Headphones on and music rocking. Yes, I was texting one of my BFFs the whole time and I was on Pinterest while jamming. No such thing as too much technology.

Don’t worry I told the lady I needed to relax and she wasn’t offended. No awkward small talk required, but probably a little extra tip. FYI, best pedicure ever in life. Totally worth the price tag.

Wanna know how bad I am? I even tell them not to do the massage because usually I just want to get back home. Why? I’m nuts. That’s why.

One of the things I’ve learned the past couple of weeks is that I really need to learn to breathe. Chill out. Just let it flow. Get enough cliches in there? Good stuff.

It sounds super lame but I’ve been working on affirmations to remind myself of a few things. Think this pin from Pinterest (see below), except they sit in notebooks and on notecards for my own eyes. Try it. They’re awesome, especially if you’re a paper and pen girl like I am.

As women we are horrendous at taking time for ourselves. I mean bad. Why do we feel guilty for taking time for ourselves when it makes us happy and feel good? I don’t know about you, but I definitely know I deserve it, but I can rationalize it till the cows come home as to why there’s no time for me to do it. Despite the urging from an awesome and supportive husband, I don’t take advantage.

Hello! Happy mommy makes for happy life. Happy life makes for better wife and mama.

So ladies, don’t be afraid to gel. I’m still learning and taking baby steps, but I’m doing it.

Chill. Run. Breathe. For you, for me. Just do it.

Oh and go get a gel pedicure. Bomb. Dot. Com.

motivation board

sorry there was no link this was an Instagram image so no credit other than if you click on the pic it’ll take you to the original pin.



2 thoughts on “Just gellin’ {Take Me Time}

  1. Jess, I struggle with this as well. I had to justify why I treated myself to a mani/pedi on my birthday. Why do we struggle with this so much? We deserve to pamper ourselves and take care of ourselves.

  2. I’m the worst at relaxing, too! When I had my first massage a few months ago, all I could think about was all the other things I NEEDED to be doing. I couldn’t relax at all. I’m glad you are learning how to!

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