I Neglected Self-Care and This is What Happened

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Let’s catch up! How have you been? Things are good, I hope. It’s been a while since we’ve had a chat, caught up on life and personal things.

Currently, a thunderstorm is rolling through, Le Twat is curled up next to me, we’re cozy. Perfect time to let you guys in on what’s going on in my world.

Life has been a whirlwind since May. I left my spa job of 6 years, launched Sarah Nicole Skincare, relocated to Denver, and now trying to regain some sort of normalcy, and living in startup mode.

 

no joke–life has been stressful

 

I’m a military kid, I’ve moved a LOT. I wasn’t worried about relocating from Dallas, it would be a cakewalk. Not so much! ha I took for granted how rooted I had become. As much as I disliked living there, Texas had become home. I had found my tribe, I was content.

Do I miss Dallas? I miss my friends, clients, familiar faces, my routine, but not the city’s lifestyle or culture.

We actually live a little outside of Denver, I can see mountains from every room of our apartment. It’s beautiful here, we have the ability to escape into the hills at the drop of a hat, and the views around every corner are unreal. We explore every weekend and we’re awestruck by what we now call home. Our quality of life has increased by leaps and bounds. I wish everyone could experience it.

 

despite the beauty, I had become a miserable cow

 

 

Man do I miss my routine. I’m such a creature of habit and it’s more tangible than ever.

Within the whirlwind of shift and change, I neglected pieces of myself. Vital parts I took for granted. It’s only been within the last week or so I feel like I’m snapping out of it.

There are two necessary pieces of my self-care routine:

 

1. connection with myself

2. human connection with others

 

YouGlowGal You Glow Gal Esthetician Sarah Payne Spa Dallas Colorado Denver Skin Blog Beauty Blogger Sarah Nicole Skincare self care good vibes journaling gratitude affirmations meditation law of attraction LOA Sunday Forever go sage yourself woodlot I neglected selfcare and this is what happened

 

No wonder I was so miserable, I had forgotten about ME. I’ll cut myself some slack, an out of state move is overwhelming on its own, plus moving a new business. There were a lot of moving parts, I was in survival mode trying to balance life. My life was turned upside down and I had to put it back together.

Remember the cartoons with a cloud of negativity hanging over their head? That’s what I felt like.

I stopped meditating, journaling, working out, and started eating like crap while throwing myself into work. The things proven to make me *not* bitchy were dropped. Good luck to everyone in my world, basically.

Enjoying the outdoors and being active helped, but something was still missing. I was struggling to meditate, I was restless, but I KNEW I needed it.

You know what helped me get back in the swing of things? Reintroducing myself to the Calm app and getting nice, high vibe pretty things from Sunday Forever to bring into my new space.

I needed to feel at home again, and fortunately, a few new additions were the perfect tweak. I needed to reintroduce healthy, balancing rituals into my day.

 

Burn a little palo santo, grab my morning coffee, and sit on the patio while listening to podcasts.

Spritz some Air Detox, clear the air and invite in good vibes before meditating with my journal nearby.

Indulge in a lush long bath with SZA playing in the background, surrounded by candles and crystals.

 

A fresh, welcoming nudge back into joy, happiness, and peace within myself.

The second piece, human connection? Well, this extroverted introvert is getting there. In the meantime, I’m saying hello to me again.

 

Take care of yourself. Take note when you feel like crap, pay attention, and give your mind, skin, and spirit what it needs–love and care. xo

 

*Sunday Forever provided nice things to help me get back on track with self-care.

 

 

YouGlowGal You Glow Gal Esthetician Sarah Payne Spa Dallas Colorado Denver Skin Blog Beauty Blogger Sarah Nicole Skincare self care good vibes journaling gratitude affirmations meditation law of attraction LOA Sunday Forever go sage yourself woodlot I neglected selfcare and this is what happened

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