When I launched NOLA Bougie in September 2017, my mission was to inspire women to live their best lives while becoming the best versions of themselves. Over these past few months, my life has become much busier, which has added much more stress. A good friend and health coach told me “Sounds like Alisha is not a priority. Business is. You making time for everybody else & putting people in the know…but at what total cost?????” She is right. I need to put myself first, which is something that many of us struggle with. 

Why is that? It seems as though we are conditioned to believe that as women we are supposed to be strong. I mean why else would there be a Superwoman? Second, why does it seem as though we need permission to take a break? Who made us feel as though pressing pause means we are weak? What are we trying to prove? To who? 

I have to admit that I’m not just tired, I’m exhausted. I work. I work a lot. I don’t sleep. My health is suffering. I’ve become irritable. My house is a mess. I’m having panic attacks. I’m working through depression. 

They say that self care is how you take your power back. No, I’m not quitting. I’m not leaving my brand. Starting today you will see a shift in my focus. I’m being SELFISH and you should too. 

For the rest of the month I’m putting MY needs before anyone else’s. I’m pouring into MYSELF and I’m inviting you along. Go ahead and put everybody on notice cuz we are gonna be real SELFISH! 

Join me in SELF-CARE Bingo! Mark off each square you complete – when you get 5 in a row – post your winning game board and tag- and hashtag #SELFISHBINGO  – Thanks to @iamnolabougie I took care of me! I will select 2 winners on 3/24 and 3/31 for a prize!