Boudoir State of Mind: Just let me be wild and free
It’s FRIDAY! How are you going to spend your weekend?
Living in Los Angeles is like being a part of a permanent weekend. There’s always something fun and exciting going on, always a reason to put on a new dress and heels and hit the town. The weather is warm, never a cloud in the sky, and the nights are brimming with endless opportunities.
It’s time to get out of our heads, let go, be wild and be free for a while and just enjoy it.
Our world today is fast paced and neurotic. People work harder and for longer hours than they ever have before, and it’s wreaking havoc on their bodies and their mental health. It seems as a society we’ve become professional worriers, and the best medicine is really just to slow down and relax. I say this to remind myself as well. If you are anything like me, there is very rare moments were I feel like i’ve done enough. It’s never enough, I always need to do more and I have to make myself relax and take the day off or else it would never happen.
I think a lot of this mentality has to do with learning how to be present. To focus so intently on the present moment, how you’re feeling, the sounds and sights all around you, and just to enjoy it. So many of us get so worked up over the little things because of emotions attached to our past, or anxieties about our future.
Think about it, when was the last time you felt free to just chill out, take a deep breath, and enjoy the moment?
There are so many things that are simply beyond our control, and instead of wasting our energy trying to change it, we should forget to worry, let our hair down, and just embrace this beautiful thing we call life.
Believe it or not, you have the RIGHT to have fun and be wild. You have the right to go out for a night on the town and just have a fabulous time. Or, if you prefer, you are allowed to stay home curled up on the couch with your cat and your favorite book, and relish the beauty and the quiet. Your personal value won’t decrease if you take some time for yourself. You have the right to take time for yourself. Free your mind from the constant constraints you put on yourself.
There’s a big difference between being “selfish” and having healthy “self-love.” I feel like this distinction is often misplaced.
So this weekend, indulge in some frills and thrills. Call your friends and go get a coffee, sleep in until noon, go to a park and daydream, and just let yourself be in the moment, in this beautiful moment. You’ve been working too hard. You deserve a breather.
So take the chains off or maybe put the chains on, whatever you do, let go a little and have a great weekend!
Hey there readers, we’d love to hear from you! If you’ve got a great idea, something you do that helps you de-stress and unwind at the end of a long week (especially if you’re in the LA. area) let us know below in the comments section!