I am not sure about you, but as a Generation Xer, I was taught to eat all the food in my plate; to feast on sweets and dessert; while vegetables are important for me, I was able to go by without them. I was also taught to work hard and to be patient, because good things come to those who wait. However, after living day by day in quarantine, I ended up picking up some things from my Generation Y and Z children. For example, I noticed that I was the only one eating sweets without limits. Even worse, when ordering a dessert at a restaurant, they didn’t need to finish it, and had the will power to leave it untouched. There was always a little bit of food left on the plate, specially when satisfied; and let’s not even discuss shopping for anything. If they weren’t feeling it as defined by what they believed the item they were looking for should be, it just wouldn’t happen, regardless of whether it was a good purchase or not.
When analyzing this behavior, I came to the conclusion that these kids are simply not only very aware of themselves, but also they’ve been taught to put themselves first. Their motivation comes more as a choice than as an obligation. While extremes are not ideal, both positions have their own merits, and in my opinion, balance is really the key. As a single, working mother of two kids, sometimes only magic will allow for a balancing act, but putting ourselves last is not the solution. Neither is doing things as an obligation. When it comes to wellness, this is the difference between gaining weight, staying fit, and taking care of ourselves. All of which are key in obtaining beauty from the inside out.
Personally, next time I hang out with my millennials, instead of thinking of them as spoiled brats, I will remember that loving ourselves first is the most important aspect of a satisfying life. As always, you can reach us at 305-356-7402 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember that “Our Promise Is More Than Beauty”.