There are some days I feel like absolute garbage.
My hair game, clothing game, emotional-well-being game, and my weight game is all off and I generally just want to curl into my super comfortable bed with the iPad and read the day away.
But with kids who need to be fed, readings and healings that need my attention and an entire house to manage, curling away in my bed when I may feel less like myself is not always possible.
So what is a Goddess to do when she feels less than Goddess-like?
Here are my go-to ways of honoring your Goddess in any mood!
1) Take some time for yourself.
Hiding away all day may not be practical but carving out some time for ourselves is always possible.
Whether that means calling upon a good friend, our partner or someone else we trust to grab the kids from school while we meditate or schedule in some time that is free for us to get lost in a good book for an hour, it is entirely possible to take some time for ourselves each day. On days when we are feeling less than the luscious Goddess that we are it’s even more important to make ourselves a priority.
2) Fake it till you make it, sister friend.
It may sound a tad superficial, and perhaps it is as it will not solve all the ills in our world, but looking good can do wonders towards feeling good.
Take a hot bath (or shower if baths aren’t your jam), blow dry your hair and do it up, slap on some make-up and pick an outfit that makes you feel like a stunner. Then look in the mirror and whisper “Lookin’ Good, mama” and believe it. It’s not going to fix everything that is making you feel “blah” but it is going to lift your spirits and infuse your day with a little needed oomph.
3) Spend some time with our tribe.
There are some days that are such a total cluster that the only thing that is going to save me is some tribe time.
I call up a few of my closest friends who are always down for whatever fun we can get our hands on and make a plan. Whether we call in a cadre of supportive friends or just touch base with one matters not. What matters is that we open space for the support, laughter, advice and sometimes mayhem that our tribe can provide us. No one sees us for the Goddess we are like our tribe and we all could use a reminder that not only are we stunning Goddesses but we have surrounded ourselves with some pretty amazing Goddesses as well.
Positive energy is contagious and some time laughing with and being encouraged by our tribe is all we need to instantly see our troubles fading away.
There is always an ebb and flow and we cannot avoid days when we are not feeling 100%. We do always, however, have the choice to either resign ourselves to the doldrums or make our sparkle shine bright! I hope you all shine bright with me!
Author: Laura Brown
Editor: Erin Lawson
Photo: Shutterstock // Flickr/Ben Seidelman