Have you ever noticed how it seems the French live just a little bit more luxuriously than we do? I've noticed that the women who have most inspired my life are all women who claim, in one way or another, to have been inspired by Parisian women. Two of my aunts live in Paris part of the year and my grandmother lived in Paris for several years. Not to say that the Parisians have it all down, but I have noticed that they indulge in themselves just a little bit more. The women in my life were always that way, they really put effort in to looking and feeling their best everyday. That made them stronger and more effective in their lives and in my life.
Today, we women are coming into our own ways of being business women and the entrepreneuress rate is at an all time high. We can get so busy and caught up in the day to day things that take our attention away from ourselves and cause frequent overwhelm. We are made to feel like giving to others first is the better way to be. At the end of our days we are depleted of everything. When I work with my coaching clients, calls almost everyday, the one thing that is prevalent in our conversations is how much we forget to take pride in ourselves, get dressed up, take a little alone time, indulge our senses with beautiful fragrance, cuddle up with a cozy throw and read a delicious book.
It's important to remember to take time out in our days, even if its only 15-20 minutes. Put down the phone and do something luxurious for yourself. It helps to recharge and refuel your creativity and drive. One way to make it a little bit easier for yourself, is to set yourself up for it. I always like to say "luxury doesn't have to be expensive". Take some time out to create a cozy nook in your bedroom or pile your bath with a cozy robe and slippers. Buy yourself a yummy candle and some soft pillows for your desk. Here are a few things I'd like to add to my collection. . .
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