Lace-up tee; Joggers; Metallic leopard sneakers; Suja Ginger Love juice
Happy Friday, friends. October is here and I’m HERE for it. And next week, there’s a particular day that I’m definitely here for. My friends over at Suja reminded me that Wednesday, October 10th is World Mental Health Day, and I can’t support it more.
In this world, there is literally no cause or day I can get behind more, and I shared a little bit of my heart last year in this post. I miss my brother a ton and always aim to celebrate his memory. Today I also want to celebrate and spread a little love to those going through the rough time right now, or maybe, those who could just use a little self-love.
Life is crazy. The work grind, the mortgage or rent cycle, balancing relationships, car issues, this problem and that. Sometimes I think we all need to take a little time for ourselves. You’ve probably seen people posting about “Self-Love Sundays” or something similar, and while it may seem a little cliche, it’s something we should all get behind.
Sometimes we all need to check out. To do a little something just for ourselves. For me? It’s a long bath, doing ALL the treatments to my face, taking my pup for a walk around Balboa Island, and my favorite, taking a little time to unplug. How much does Instagram mess with my head and make me a crazy person? A ton. (Thanks, algorithm.) So on October 10th, I’ll be taking a little unplug day. No blog post, no Instagram posts, and maybe a long bath. (Go, me!)
I really can’t think of a better reason to unplug, take a second, and give myself a much-needed day off. And I wish the same to you! Let’s take a day to focus on ourselves, reach out to the family and friends who need us, and maybe give a stranger a smile. You never know who needs it. Can we all just try to be nicer to each other? I think we can. Happy weekend, friends.
Photos thanks to Katie Stuart