Enjoy the Moment
Do you make time to just enjoy the little moments in your life? Do you do things just because they make you smile? Do you allow yourself space to enjoy your favorite things?
I hope your answer was yes! Here’s why…
Until about 5 years ago, I liked makeup but found it overwhelming and confusing because I wasn’t that good at applying it. And I just didn’t know what to do with some of it LOL!
Around that time, I saw this video that showed a super simple, 5-minute everyday look. I thought it was the perfect way for me to get started learning how each item worked for my face (and complexion). So I asked some makeup artist friends for help.
After that, I started picking one or two new products at a time to focus on so I could practice using them without feeling overwhelmed.
Now I love makeup! One of my favorite things on this Earth is a highlighter. If I have on makeup, I most likely have on highlighter. Depending on how I feel, I sometimes wear it without any other makeup.
I love turning my head to see that my cheekbones are set to twankle and glisten. When I die, I would like to be buried with two of each Fenty Highlighter. Thank you!
Basically, I will be rocking a bold highlighter for the foreseeable future simply because it makes me happy, and it will most likely be a Fenty one.
So you may be thinking, “Okay, but you don’t need all that makeup.”
There are a lot of things we don’t need* on a basic level but that’s not the point of enjoying your life. As it relates to self-acceptance, the point is knowing that you are worthy of fulfilling your own wants and desires.
There are a lot of seemingly innocent ways that we can internalize the belief that we shouldn’t enjoy certain things. So it’s a good idea to address why you feel you (or others) shouldn’t enjoy those things.
Making a point to be present and find joy in the little moments is an act of self-love. It’s basically the action behind saying, “I deserve to do what makes me happy.”
And choosing to do what you truly enjoy doing doesn’t have to be some huge, dramatic display. It can be as simple as asking yourself, “Do I like this thing?” And then doing it because you know that you are allowed to give yourself this moment of joy.
If you need a joyful, encouraging, and uplifting reminder that you deserve to just enjoy the moment, try using yellow!
How do you make space for enjoying the moment in your life? Let me know in the comments!
Note: As it relates to makeup, there’s an obsession within our society with looks and looking a certain way. For some people, makeup allows them the comfort they desire to show up in the world. And there is nothing wrong with that. It’s unfair to ask people to change how they feel about themselves without changing anything about how they are treated while existing as themselves.