A Quote to Start off the Week….

A Quote to Start off the Week….

I’ve recently related to this quote a lot more than I’d like to admit. Sometimes, in the midst of trying to balance everything in your life, you lose balance and you fall. This fall can be debilitating- you feel like you’ve failed and you don’t know how you’re going to get back up again. As hard as it is to not let a fall or failure discourage you, the best thing you can do for yourself is remind yourself of your end goals. As I always like to say, remember where you started, how far you’ve come, and where you’re going. Reminding yourself of these goals is going to reinvigorate you and motivate you to keep pushing through even when things get hard.

Breakdowns are sometimes inevitable. Am I proud to say I’ve had my fair share? Of course not, but sometimes they are necessary. They serve as a giant red flag that something is wrong, something in unbalanced, and you need to stop and take a breath. Sometimes all it takes it just reevaluating and prioritizing the things in your life you really need to focus on, and figure out what else you can delegate or drop. Breakdowns can be a wake up call, and as uncomfortable and exhausting as they are, sometimes, they’re the wake up call we need.

xo.

A Note about Self Love

A Note about Self Love

The quote above is from one of my favorite books, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. If you haven’t checked it out, I highly recommend it. It’s filled with beautiful poetry that explains the human experience in the most unique and accurate way.

I love this quote because it reminds me that loving yourself, and being proud of who you are is more important than what others think of you. Of course it’s always great when you have the love and support of others, but believing in yourself, and knowing your worth to me are the most important thing.

Over the past year or so I’ve started to realize what I want to make a priority in my life, and having quality people around me and healthy relationships is at the top. It’s definitely true that the love you show yourself is how others are going to love you. Demand the respect and love you deserve from all your relationships-whether it be with a parent, friend, or significant other.

For the longest time I’ve been so terrified of having other people be mad at me that I would tell myself that I was in the wrong or that I didn’t have a right to be upset about something, when in reality I really did. When people treat you poorly, or make you feel insecure or down about yourself, do you really need that relationship in your life? I know it’s not always that simple to cut people out of your life, but I really encourage all of you to look at the relationships you have in your life and ask yourself if people would go as far for you as you would for them. Don’t let people dull your shine, and always remember that you deserve the best kind of people in your life, who follow through and are always there for you; who want the best for you no matter what. I’d rather have 3 people in my life that are the best people I could ever ask for, instead of having 20 friends who may not genuinely support you, or put effort into the friendship-quality over quantity.

I’d rather spend my time and energy focused on relationships where I feel respected and loved, and like I matter. Why waste time on relationships with people who constantly put other people and things before you?

I challenge all of you to demand the very best yourself, love yourself fully and as always, stay klassy. xo.

Friday Motivation

Friday Motivation

It’s hard not to compare yourself to others around you, measure your progress against theirs, and wonder what you’re doing wrong. When it comes down to it, all that matters is your opinion of yourself, how your decisions stand up against your goals and aspirations, and if you’re proud of the person you are putting out into the world. I hope this inspires any of you who may be feeling small compared to someone else to remember the amazing potential and drive you have within you.

I think this quote also stands to say that if we see someone else succeeding, we shouldn’t let it affect our opinion of ourselves, or maybe even think badly about them or try to discredit their success. We would never want to someone to judge or challenge an accomplishment in our own lives, so let’s all try respect other’s achievements, without tearing them or ourselves down in the process.

Stay klassy, xo.