While not everything can be solved by taking a bath, self care can mean different things to everyone, and it can often help in some way or another. I see self care as anything that you do exclusively for you. So, I wanted to share some things that I do to help myself!
It’s a trend, I know, but I wanted to try out Fragrant Jewels. People speak pretty highly of this brand, and that intrigued me. Plus I love baths, so I thought it would be a good time. I wasn’t wrong, but I don’t think FJ will be getting my money again any time soon.
I didn’t really know what to title this, or honestly to what end I’m writing this. It’s not a reaction to something that was said, nor is it an attack on those who have different opinions than mine; I just needed to write it down. The other day I posted the below photo in my Instagram story, because I realized that I use a lot of products daily. As soon as I posted it, I realized that though my friends aren’t usually the type to assume, some folks may see that as a way to either humble brag that I spend too much on products (1. It’s my money & 2. I’ve actually slowed my spending tremendously because I have so much product that hasn’t been used yet), or to show how hard I work to make myself look good.
Fangirls I’ve been suffering from a very severe depressive episode as of late. For me (and many others) that means an extreme loss of interest, increased negative thoughts, and just an influx of sad. It’s difficult for me and my significant other to deal with; there’s a lot happening in my brain, and most of it is bad. In minor attempts to combat the feelings and thoughts, I’ve been doing research at work; we have access to workshops, and some of them are specifically for mental disorders.
We’re in the point of the year that’s spent wrapping presents for people we care about and all I can think about is how I won’t see my family on Christmas this year. I was in NY last week to do the holidays and it felt nice, but as we get closer to the actual holiday, I feel cruddy. It’s not about the presents, it’s about feeling cared about. And my family makes me feel that way.
Things have been beyond wild these past couple of weeks. We did Disneyland two weeks ago, last weekend we drove up to NY to get some of my furniture and stuff, and last night we got furniture in from Rob’s parents’ place. It’s a lot of good in a relatively short amount of time, which is both exciting and stressful.
It’s been okay, this week. I’ve lost about four pounds, which is awesome. I’ve kept up on my running and eating better. I’m excited about that. But yesterday my mental health issues slammed into the drivers seat and gave a big “f you” to me.