Girl, let me ask you something.
What is the most important thing you should be doing for yourself?
Did you think Self Care?
I hope you did. ;)
Let me tell you why.
It doesn’t matter how or how many things are on your to-do list or how big your goals are for the year.
If you don’t take care of yourself, Mija, las cosas are gonna get bien crazy. Internally.
Honestly, self care is so many things and can look different than others. It’s not only physically, it’s about taking care of yourself emotionally and mentally.
YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE MIJA.
You’re on your journey B! You gotta pull over and put gas periodically right? Your *inserts Selena reference carcacha, aka Mind, is getting you to all of the places you dream of.
Your mind is the most beautiful thing you have. And when you’re mindful of the type of content you take in, your energy changes. Change the way you think, change your life. Cue the Take Care Mija hashtag on IG!
Back in the early days of 2019, I unintentionally started this Sunday morning tradition on the Viva La Bonita IG page. I would post words of advice, motivational quotes, etc. to help us start the week with a fresh mind. A new perspective. A feeling of anything is possible.
Girl, it’s almost the end of 2020. And if there’s anything we learned this year, it was “Do what you gotta do, but take care of yourself.”
Creating a collection for the VLB Brand, titled “Take Care Mija” was such a beautiful moment for the brand. And I’ll tell you why.
People are going to love dope the clothes and content we make, but remembering the feeling of empowerment VLB gave on the daily will be unforgettable.
Self care is empowering.
Growing up Latina, self care wasn’t a thing. It wasn’t “for us.” I wanted to change that narrative.
Taking care of your whole self will be the most productive thing you can do.
Do it your way, do what makes you feel good.
It might be venting to your homegirl about the day. Creating a mood board with motivational quotes. Maybe it’s getting into your favorite PJ’s, lighting your favorite candle and putting some Bad Bunny on to forget about the day. (That actually sounds really nice)
And honestly, it might be doing NOTHING at all for a day. No phone, no internet, nothing. And that’s perfect.
Whatever it is, TAKE CARE MIJA.