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A Boundaries Lesson from the Dominican Republic

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A Boundaries Lesson from the Dominican Republic

Brooke-Sidney Harbour


Hello! This is Brooke-Sidney from Bella & the Babe. I am the Bella half from Bella & the Babe. Today I thought I would pop in really quick with a short, very brief lesson about self-care. Today’s topic is all about creating boundaries, boundaries for you mamas out there.

So, today I really decided that on this beautiful trip to the Dominican Republic. Oh, I forgot to say that I am in the Dominican Republic. It is beautiful! Gorgeous. It is everywhere that you want to be.  But, I am here with my family, my beautiful son and my in-laws. So, I wanted to carve out some time to spend just with myself. Yes, my favorite companion - little old me. I wanted some time to refresh and refuel alone. So, what did I do? I decided to ask the hubby to put our son down for a nap to let me go out and enjoy this beautiful place that is the Dominican Republic. So, here I am chilling in the lobby of our great hotel. This time also gave me the opportunity to meditate. It was awesome. I meditated on the balcony with the ocean breezes passing over me. It was beautiful. 

So, I am saying all this to say. Mamas out there do not feel guilty. Do not feel guilty one bit. Yes, we are blessed to be in a beautiful place. But we also need time to ourselves to enjoy this beautiful place or to enjoy in a manner that we would like to enjoy it in. So, we have to gather our voice and place a very nice request. And then go for it and not feel guilty. And enjoy that hour or two or however long you are gifted with by yourself. Whether you choose to meditate, go for a dip and a swim, or go to the spa. I made my appointment for tomorrow. Just enjoy your time. Be you. Have a great, great time. And do not feel guilty. That is the second biggest lesson of today. Create those boundaries and then do not feel guilty about them. Coming live to you from the beautiful Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. I will talk to you soon. Bye.