L’Oreal had it right when they started reminding women back in 1973 that they were worthy of taking good care of themselves. Here is a L’Oreal, because you’re worth it, commercial with the beautiful Kerry Washington, before her days on one of my favorite TV shows, Scandal.
Because you’re worth it advertising campaign commercial.
So if women are worth it, why do so many do and give more to their family, friends, and even their pets, than they give to themselves?
Has anything like this happened to you?
Your daughter or granddaughter wants you to buy her bras and panties at Victoria Secret, and you are buying yours at Kohls or Target? Of course, this is assuming you have even bothered buying yourself new lingerie within the past 5 years!
She wants exercise clothes from the, watch out if your thighs are too big, and expensive Lululemon, while you have been wearing the same leggings and T-Shirts for years. Even worse, you might actually work out, while the youngster is just looking to strut her stuff, which is perfect by the way without a single squat or sit-up. Oh the injustice….. but I digress.
Recently a client told me she had her wakeup call, when she realized her barely a teenager daughter had better workout clothes than she did, and I was the woman many years ago when after having spent a fortune at Victoria Secret for my ‘budding’ daughter, realized that the scales of self-care were tipping in the wrong direction. Something inside of me snapped, and I marched myself into a lingerie boutique to treat myself to higher quality and better fitting bras simply because I am worth it! I have never stopped taking care of me since then.
There’s a problem with doing more for others than for ourselves. We are unwittingly making ourselves unhappy by lowering our self-esteem and self-confidence.
It is not selfish to acknowledge you are worth the trouble or expense of self-care. On the contrary it is smart and helpful as you are teaching your children and spouses that you are important and not insignificant.
If you find often denying yourself a decent haircut, coloring, manicure, a well fitting bra, new clothes or even a vacation so you can give more to others, then you are actually giving less since you are diminishing yourself. When we become smaller we have less to give from our hearts and that is really the only place we have so much to give and share.
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