The past weekend I decided to have a day for me, not just a day to treat myself but a day to say no and do ultimately whatever I wanted to do. Simply meaning, no favors, no answering calls/texts that I didn’t want to answer (aka keeping the phone on Do Not Disturb), and doing things I wanted to do. In doing so, it’s probably one of the best weekends I’ve had in a longggggg time. Seriously. If you think about it, most of the time we’re doing things for other people or for survival (such as going to work). That you can’t avoid, but on the weekend – it’s all about you beloved.

The Friday evening prior to my MEEKEND (get it, me-weekend), I made a list of things I wanted to do and places I wanted to go. I didn’t worry about money, tasks that were for work/school, nothing! Of course, going to yoga was the start to it all, but throughout the day I had the best time ALONE. Not answering calls, only texting specific people (if texting at all), eating whatever GOOD food I could get my hands on, and simply saying ‘no’ to everyday requests/favors. At any age, you have some sort of responsibility – which most of the time includes doing things for other people; most of the time it’s things that you REALLY don’t want to do. That’s OK sometimes, but you need to learn to say no without that feeling of regret. It’s going to hurt you more to do something you don’t want to do, and it’s going to feel pretty sh*tty being at an event you REALLY don’t want to be at. In doing so, your energy is all messed up along with probably having an attitude and checking the clock to see what would be an appropriate time to leave. Why bother putting yourself in that situation when you can simply say, “I can’t make it, let’s do another date”. We do things for other people 5 days a week guaranteed (unless if you’re an entrepreneur, then you work for yourself boo) but for the rest of us millennials who have to wake up and go to work, we do favors from 9-5.

Taking two days out of the month to have some you-time isn’t going to kill anyone but yourself. If you don’t make time for you, what’s the point? This is your life, take control and make the best out of every moment. Why not give yourself some TLC, you deserve it! Seriously. Even if things seem to be ‘not so great’, a day to yourself will boost your vibrations and make everything worthwhile. Trust me beloved, I gave it a test drive for y ‘all. Taking a weekend for myself was one of the best decisions I’ve made all year. And not to just lay around and sleep – although that can be good too, but get out and partake in activities. Go shopping, check out some deals on Groupon or get a facial! Work on your resume or starting a business, take yourself out for ice-cream, or maybe the movies. Literally do whatever YOU want. It’s your weekend, do something that doesn’t cause you to overthink or stress.

“You owe yourself the love that you so freely give others”

Alexandra Elle

Peace & Blessings,

Olivia Alexis

Jersey raised millennial, working in Corporate America spreading love, light and insight.

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