Happy Sunday, Loves! And for those of us in BK, what a beautiful day it is ☀️we're so thrilled to welcome Afaliah Tribune (@afaliah) Dancer, Founder of Afaliah Tribune Dance, and all around Goddess for this weeks installment of Self-Care Confessions. Read Afaliah's answer to the question: what does self-care mean to you? Below✨
"What does self-care mean to me?
IT IS OKAY TO BE SELFISH.
It has taken me a while to become comfortable with that notion. The act of being selfish for one's own sanity, to do just what pleases you, to not feel that you have to worry or be responsible for others feelings... that is the first gift of self-care I've started to give myself. Sometimes we as artists have a lifestyle of naturally putting someone else's needs before our own. I am guilty of this and have discovered that in the past I've neglected my own personal needs and feelings to make sure others are okay. It was okay for me to be uncomfortable as long as others were comfortable. This is wrong. I am so happy I've stopped doing this.
Another thing is the beauty of employing the word "No" into my life. No is such a loving word. Recognizing when you have a full plate and saying "No I won't be able to do that" will have you breathing easy.
My quick go- to self-care routines are:
Salt baths- I keep a supply of Epsom salt around at my apt at all times. A nice hot bath, tea light candles, essential oil and some jazz happen to be a part of my favorite weekly self-care routine
Stay in and date yourself- I love a movie night in by myself!
Selfie vacay- last year I took myself to Puerto Rico for a selfie vacation. I journaled, meditated, did yoga on the beach, and went late night salsa dancing. I feel that each year a woman should vacation by herself to recharge.
Red wine - because RED WINE!"