Since being exhausted is no fun, I decided to share my favorite things that help me get right to bed.
For years, I’ve turned down plenty of invitations to join friends at Bikram and hip-hop yoga classes because I felt once I made the jump to yoga, I’d become a pretentious L.A. hipster who prides themselves on drinking organic beer.
Insecurity is something I’d like to say we all deal with. If you disagree, I’m calling you on your lie. Recently, I’ve been feeling increasingly insecure. It could be the new job. Since starting five months ago every now and then I feel when I take one step forward, gaining my footing, I take two steps back. Kind of like a humbling tango. Or, this decline in confidence could also be due to my upcoming wedding and the panic I endure every few weeks about the fact that someone has chosen ME to be with them for the rest of their life. I’ll lay in bed thinking “Me? Is he sure he wants to be with this forever?” or “It’s only a matter of time before my flaws start wearing at him and he’s sick of me.” I beat myself up for even thinking these self-doubts. Then, I beat myself up even more for being insecure, especially when I scroll through my Instagram timeline and see other women living their best life via swimsuit photos …
Rejection is by far one of the worst feelings out there. You apply for your dream job, do your research, network with current employees, and nail the interview. But when you go to open your email, instead of a congratulations email you receive a “we regret to inform you…” message. Cue the rain clouds, gut wrenching, and Mary J. Blige.
So this morning, like most Mondays, was rough. Getting out of bed was the ultimate struggle. Fixing my hair into something presentable was like war. The drive to work was literally a battlefield. And it’s cold outside. Therefore, the only thing keeping me alive (in addition to coffee) is my “Monday Blues Vol. 2” playlist. Once the first song started playing my soul began to awaken because… well, it’s J.Cole. Song number two is “Late Night” by Gold Link so by this point, I started warming up to being alive for the day. Once I got to “Love$ick” I was kind of feeling this whole overcoming the despair and destruction that is Monday thing. So I was pretty much at my desk like… Needless to say, I’m ready to tackle this week like a boss. Bring it on Monday. Image Credit: Giphy.com