Self-Care Is So Hard

Self-Care Is So Hard

It's one thing that helps your mental health immensely, but it's so hard to make yourself do.

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It's not a new concept to know that taking the time once or twice a week to take care of yourself is a major help in keeping yourself sane and productive, but for a lot of us, it's the hardest thing to do.

It's almost impossible to slow our minds down enough to just light a candle and put on a face mask. The mere thought of spending valuable time doing something that seems so small and unimportant is mind-boggling. Yet, it's probably the one thing that can jump start some mental healing.

Self-care is so hard for us that need it the most because we don't really see the value in taking care of ourselves and if it involves spending money on ourselves? Forget it. For those of us that are struggling, spending an extra $50 to go get a massage is just not doable. Spending the extra money on a nice face mask and a new candle can even be tough. However, we have to remind ourselves that if we don't take care of ourselves, literally no one else will. We have to be nice to ourselves and we have to be nice and tender and caring because news flash: the real world can be CRUEL.

You don't always have to do the cliche, basic bitch methods of self-care either. Let's be honest, I do love a good Yoga class, a nice smelling candle and getting a facial but self-care can also be more personalized like reading a book you enjoy, writing about your thoughts from today or blasting your favorite rock song on volume 11 and hang banging around your bedroom. You have to find what makes you feel good, but also make sure that it actually makes you feel good without harming yourself. I am the first one to admit that I trick myself into thinking eating cookies or a bag of chips is some form of self-care but, let's be honest. It's not.

Self-care is so important because it makes you learn to love yourself and rediscover yourself. Find out what you like. Find some new hobbies, new artists, new books. It can open up a whole new world that you never knew about and help you re-center and refocus at the same time. Plus, pampering yourself sometimes can make you feel pretty hot so why not?

I know it's difficult and sometimes you have no energy or motivation to do what seems like a long pointless task, but you'll thank yourself you did afterward.

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Dreading This Day All About Love

Valentines day blues

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I have never enjoyed Valentine's Day.

Even if when I was in a relationship it was just an awkward day of "hey I love you, give me gifts and lets make out." But this year, I am just not feeling this thing at all. Since the relationship ended last June I have just been dreading the time when February came, because you know that on the 14th you are going to see all these love post and all us singles are like "welp this is just not my day.", and honestly you feel defeated. I personally asked other singles friends (like the three I have) if they wanted to come and watch Netflix with me and dread the day, but sadly they either had school or work. So here is my plan of getting though this day of love:

NETFLIX

Yes Netflix how else am I supposed to get through this day? Usually I have Greys Anatomy playing all the time but that has love in it, and I am not in the mood for that. My plan is to watch all the crime shows I can because watching TV crime series or documentary about serial killers just seems perfect for the 14th.

SLEEP

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Yes sleeping. I don't have anywhere I need to be why not catch up on some zzz's

CHOCOLATE

Yes I am going to eat my feelings with chocolate because why not? if I could I would get a giant slice of cake and live off that on the 14th but sadly I am stuck with the normal Heresy's chocolate and Reeses which will do their job.

CATS

me :)

This is my wonderful cat Kimber and she will be my partner in crime on the 14th. She will sleep, snuggle, cuddle, all day with me because I need that moral support of my fluffy cat.

BOOKS

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If I am able to fit reading a book into my schedule of everything listed above then reading will go into that open spot. I always loved reading but with school it is hard to find the time to read for enjoyment. so this day will be the perfect day.


This is my plan for the 14th of February and hopefully this will help me get though this dreadful day. And if you are also single try this out :)

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