More caring for yourself – more caring for others

March 8 is a good occasion to remind you of how important it is to support the girls, girls and women around us. Support those who are doing something good and useful for us, our family, our area or our city. Support those who start their own business, try something new or find themselves in a difficult situation. Very often we lack support, respect and kindness from other women.

As a gift for March 8, I want to share with you the stories of girls who are close to me in spirit about how they take care of themselves, what they put into this concept. And how they take care of their mothers – such important women in our life.

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Ellina Mironova, creator of the Ellina Daily channel

@ellinadaily

Taking care of yourself

“I live with this thought: only I am responsible for the way my life develops. Therefore, in order to take care of myself, I very harshly filter everything that comes into my field of vision, remove emotional and informational waste. I try to listen to myself and ask for advice less often. I refuse when I feel that it is not mine. I believe in myself. I am friends with myself. I choose with whom I communicate and form a circle of people whose values ​​are close to me. I build relationships with finances – I take care not only of myself today, but also of my future one. And I’m learning to be calm about situations that don’t go according to plan.

This pragmatic approach may seem boring, but in reality it is great at saving energy. And I also want to take better care of my body and health – not only when something suddenly happened, but always and regularly. “

Taking care of mom

“Mom is my closest friend and the most reliable person in the whole wide world. Over the past ten years, I have changed many countries and locations, my mother has also changed a lot in her life, but one thing has remained unchanged: we call each other almost every day to find out how things are going. I think paying attention to your parents is a very important aspect of caring at any age. Remember and think about each other regardless of the circumstances, and be close, even if you are very far away. “

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Diana Kasai, co-founder and CEO of the Readymag project

@dianakasay

Taking care of yourself

“Taking care of yourself starts with honest dialogue with yourself. For me, this is about care, sincerity and contact with my inner state. Do sports when the body asks for movement. Give yourself peace when your head wants silence. Try to minimize the impact of stress on the body, simply because you are alone. Surround yourself with people who make you stronger and cleaner, and part with those who make you doubt yourself. Be able to forgive and move on. Give yourself the right to be who you want to be and live the way you want to live. Trust yourself. Explore yourself. Love yourself.”

Taking care of mom

“Mom taught me to be patient and not give up, say thank you and give, be sincere in love and dislike. She always accepted me without conditions – she didn’t shame me for deuces, didn’t tame the insolence, and to this day she always supports my brother and me in all life decisions, making any of our choices. No matter what happens in life, no matter what disagreements we have, I never doubted that I was loved. And if there is strength in me, then it is from this boundless love that flows in my veins. There is no measure able to express my gratitude to her, so I just do everything in my power to fill her life with light just as she filled mine. “

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Marina Nikolaevna, creator of HALF & HALF

@mnikolaevna

Taking care of yourself

“This is a massage that I adore, spa treatments, a sauna. Just one hour – and you get a free body, a clear head and a burst of energy. In the wildest schedule, I’ll find time for a massage – that’s a fact. It is also an opportunity to go for a walk on a sunny day – at the moment when you really need it, and not when all the work is done. This is the habit of going to bed before 23:00 – I have been following it for several years now, and literally every day I say thank you to myself. These are trips to nature at any time of the year – I dream of living outside the city for part of the week. This is walking, whether it’s hiking with your family or wandering around the city alone, when you don’t rush from point A to point B, but just walk and look around. I can continue this list endlessly. At some point, I just stopped thinking that there are things more important than ten minutes for myself. “

Taking care of mom

“Mom is the person who has always supported my decisions and believed in me. Unfortunately, my life has developed in such a way that since the age of 17 I have been living very or very, very far away. We manage to see each other no more than once a year. I like to make surprises – for me this is the highest degree of manifestation of feelings. My mom’s birthday is at the end of February – a few years ago I was unable to arrive on the same day, but arrived closer to March 8th. Suddenly I showed up to my mother with a bouquet of tulips, and it was minus 20 ℃ outside. It was an incredibly warm meeting. “

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Lena Loshkina, Operations Director of Tsvetnoy Department Store, mother of Alisa, Polina and Ulyana

@lenaloshkina

Taking care of yourself

“With the advent of younger children, my world has changed a lot. The usual things were replaced by a new chaotic form of existence, it was necessary to rethink and build everything around. Responsibility for new people, this uncertainty and the inability to predict terribly consumed all the energy. Several times I found myself so lost that it became clear: I need to turn on the power saving mode. I realized that taking care of myself is the only true rule in life that should be with me.

Self-care is the ability to listen to yourself and your needs, rather than sacrifice them, as women in our culture are used to. Desire and strive, praise yourself for the seemingly small successes and achievements. At the same time, allow yourself to be weak and ask for help. Admit that you are imperfect, and in this gain strength. Find activities and rituals that keep your batteries charged. For me, this is fitness training that helps me to re-experience the physical capabilities of my body and test my fortitude. This is communication with people: inspiring, open and sincere. The ability to feel and capture their energy and drive. This is work as an opportunity for self-realization.

And just time with myself, when I am just me, without other roles of wife, mother, daughter or leader. For filling, a simple technique often helps me – to get rid of something superfluous in the material world. Give it away, throw it away, clean it up and make room for the new and light. “

Taking care of mom

“In this matter, unfortunately, I will have a blank. My relationship with my mother is difficult and cold. Now, having become a mother, I often think about whether it could be otherwise. Therefore, I try to build such relationships with my children so that in no case does it happen the way it did with my mother. I will try not to lose my intimacy with them and keep my trust. Unconditional trust. “

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Anna Maslovskaya, creator of the Anna Maslovskaya jewelry brand

@annamaslovskaya

Taking care of yourself

“This is taking care of your condition. This is the responsibility that a person takes when becoming an adult (not by age, but in fact). We are beautiful when we are happy. Therefore, I make sure that my schedule primarily includes retreats, yoga and meditation classes, courses and teachings on topics that can bring the mind to peace and open the heart. And only then family and work affairs, manicure and beautician. “

Taking care of mom

“I consider my mother the most beautiful woman in the world and I am proud of her. With my mother, we both go deeper and become all sincere in a relationship. This is facilitated by teamwork (you can find it in the @annamaslovskayajwlr showroom). My concern for my mother today is without fear of telling her about my feelings, inviting her for a massage, inviting her to come with me to meditation courses and even retreats of silence (sometimes she agrees and goes!) And joint trips abroad. “

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Olya Malysheva, Salatshop & 365 detox

@salatshop

Taking care of yourself

“Taking care of myself is about going to bed before midnight, so I haven’t watched any of the modern TV shows. Taking care of myself for me means eating high-quality, tasty and healthy food, so food is one of those expense items where I never save. Taking care of myself for me is an opportunity to be alone with myself sometimes, so I love walking alone and am grateful to my husband, who puts my daughter to bed a couple of times a week. Taking care of myself for me is about showing and respecting my emotions, even if sometimes it’s anxiety, sadness and rejection. Taking care of myself for me is about working and living with a sense of lightness and spontaneity, so I don’t like to make too many plans for the future. Self-care for me is a delicious avocado sandwich and ripe mango for breakfast, so my husband gives me mango more often than flowers. Taking care of myself for me is about feeling relaxed, so I like oversized, I don’t wear heels, bras with underwire and too tight jeans. Taking care of myself for me is doing what I really love, so at work I don’t do paperwork and don’t pretend to be a serious boss. Taking care of myself for me means knowing that at any moment I can see my mother and sister, so for the coming years I will only live in Moscow. “

Taking care of mom

“I used to think that taking care of my mother could be imposing on her my notions of healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. Infrequent meetings sometimes turned into my boring lectures on the dangers of refined flour and meat. And although my mother always listened to me patiently, how any normal adult continued to live and do as she saw fit. At some point, it dawned on me that the best concern is the absence of pressure and violence. I try to be the kind of person she can always rely on, with whom she feels good and easy. “

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