Larissa Eldridge

Why You Should Be High Maintenance

Larissa Eldridge
Why You Should Be High Maintenance

I swear I have been so obsessed with beauty products for the last couple of days its unreal! I have been in a "beauty" rut and want to get back on track. Unfortunately, I have been very busy lately, and we all know that once your life starts getting hectic it can be hard to carve out that extra time for yourself. I have always believed in setting aside time to take care of oneself. It is something that should be sacred and reflection of self love. Many people may feel these things are superficial but I believe that one should do whatever makes one feel most confident! The image I portray to the world is veryimportant to me. When I was young and shy, fashion and makeup were how I expressed my true personality. And soon enough, it helped me grow into the vibrant woman I am today. No longer am I afraid of hiding how much I love myself or who I am. Taking the time to pamper myself and carefully craft my image makes me happy about what I'm saying to the world. So here is how I practice self love!

LISTEN

Our world is so hectic it is important to take time out to shut out the noise and listen to what your body is telling you. Have you been sleep deprived? Feeling sluggish or like your going through the motions? Are you practicing bad eating habits? I'm sure we've all been there and gotten to the point of burning out because we didn't take care of ourselves.

PAMPER

Do whatever helps you destress or feel taken care of. Get your eyebrows threaded, try out a new makeup look you saw in a magazine, or implement small changes that will help you reach that promise of changing your eating habits for the better. When you love your body, it loves you back trust me!

REFLECT

Reflection is necessary. It lets you see how far you've come and how far you want to go. How many times have you sat down and asked yourself what do you really want out of life? And I don't mean what the media tells you to want, but what would make you happy? I have fallen into this trap before, in an ironic twist my goals seemed to pale in comparison to what I was hearing from peers around me so I kept making my goals bigger and bigger until they weren't mine anymore. We all want different things and it's okay if you want something different than what someone else wants. You have to define what success means for yourself.