What a self-care day looks like for me…

What a self-care day looks like for me…

Last Friday I decided to take a day for myself to recharge and reflect. That day turned into the self-care weekend, so I decided to share with you. Maybe you can see a need for a moment for yourself and what that can look like for you…

Last week was hectic and frustrating for me. I felt like I could not get things done properly. I felt misunderstood at work and very alone socially. When I get like this now, I stop and restart. One of my favorite quotes from Myliek Teele is, “Feelings are not facts”. I get deep in my pity party and need a hard reset to get my mind right so I am focused on giving thanks instead of feeling sorry for myself. First thing I had to do was invite my girlfriends come over to watch our favorite show, Scandal.

The next day, I called my mom and asked her to meet me for brunch (my favorite meal) at my favorite restaurant in Atlanta (Murphy’s)

Delicious Chicken and Spinach sandwich

then I was going to take Barkley to Lenox park and enjoy her silly self and write for the blog the rest of the evening. That is exactly what we did. It was so wonderful. I love the park, all the green and water is so calming to me. I found a great quote that I had to share with you!Β Shapkespear Quote Lenox Park

The weekend really went like that. Friends and quality time away from the stress with an injection of positivity, lots of laughing, and love, I am ready for the week. I love brunch and conversation so here are a few of my fave pix from another place, Bread and Butterfly in Inman Park.along with a little champagne to celebrate This Curvy Life being 6 months old!Champagne for 6 months of blogging


I hope that you will take some time for yourself, to x out the negative thoughts, and see the beauty in that perspective. Love yourself, so you can pour love on others.

Till next time,

xo Danie



  1. Dianey
    October 10, 2017 / 7:45 am

    Glad you got to take some time for yourself and recharge. Sometimes you just need a break from the every day to break out of a funk. Love the champagne emoji!

    • Danie
      October 10, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      DIANEYYYY!!!! YAY It was fun. I loved that emoji too! Yay for small celebrations and great friends to help me thru a hard week. You are the best! xo

  2. October 10, 2017 / 10:30 am

    You are inspiring! Looking forward to my next self-care day, I hope I can enjoy it as much as you did yours!

    • Danie
      October 10, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      You are so sweet to say that. I am sure you will love your day very much!

  3. October 10, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Great article.. self care is extremely important for one’s sanity..

  4. October 10, 2017 / 11:03 am

    Awesome self care topic! I’m on vacation reading blogs as part of self care!

    • Danie
      October 10, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      Love it! Enjoy your vacation Anissa!

  5. October 10, 2017 / 11:48 am

    I loved this! Self care is so important, and I know I’ve been neglecting mine for awhile. Self care to me is spending an hour or two a day doing something to decompress, either reading a book, scrapbooking, or some other form of craft. I’m a much better wife and mother if I do this for me.

    • Danie
      October 10, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      That sounds wonderful. I love how it looks different for each person. My mother takes a long bath each day. It is her time for herself. Being a mom is hard work and I appreciate that you do something for yourself, it makes you a better and happier person!

  6. October 10, 2017 / 11:56 am

    This post is filled with so much joy, it is amazing. Taking care of yourself is important and it is often misconstrued as selfishness-which is the total opposite. We all deserve some self-loving ☺️

  7. October 10, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    nothing more than relaxation and positivity with life from the right set of friends and family

  8. October 10, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    I love having a self care weekend and they are sometimes very much needed πŸ™‚ it sounds like you had a wonderful time and that burger looks amazing and so does the coffee!!

  9. October 10, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    It’s so important to take time like this when it’s needed! Glad you had a great weekend πŸ’—

  10. October 10, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Sounds like an amazing weekend. We all need time to ourselves!

  11. Sandra
    October 10, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Good for you, enjoying your own self is priority!

  12. October 10, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    such inspiring self-care, delicious meal :)), great post!

  13. October 10, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I really love this post. There are so many times where I get so overwhelmed, yet I have never thought of a “self care” day. Instead, I would turn to sleeping it off. Definitely will have to treat myself a little more! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Danie
      October 10, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      Yeah Alex I think you will enjoy it because you will surround yourself with people that love you and they will help you to feel much better. Let me know how your first self-care day goes!

  14. October 10, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Love that quote. Sucks that you had a bad week but yea for a recharge weekend. Congrats on your six months!

    • Danie
      October 10, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      Thanks so much doll!

  15. October 11, 2017 / 12:34 am

    It’s so easy to take self-care for granted. Thanks for the reminder. I’ve got a light weekend coming up soon. I’m gonna do what you did and give me some self-care and some self-love πŸ˜€

    • Danie
      October 11, 2017 / 1:57 am

      Sounds like a great plan. I hope you thoroughly enjoy your weekend

  16. October 16, 2017 / 2:16 am

    I really like this post because I think self-care days are so important to recharge and just love yourself.

  17. helenevlacho
    October 18, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    That’s so cool! We all need this perfect time for ourselves, especially when all seems going the wrong way.

  18. December 13, 2017 / 3:18 am

    I’m totally up for having a self care routine….it’s important our well being…

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