Self care with this gua sha beaut today! I think I’m hooked.
I’m taking in allllll the lavender aromatherapy to help calm my nerves. How’re you doing today?
Link to the diffuser pictured here.
Whatever self-care you need to get through this time of overwhelming political unrest, do that.
Get out in nature, take a nap, listen to music that makes you feel good, light some candles, read a book, meditate, exercise, diffuse your favorite essential oils, savor your favorite food, watch a movie, take lots of deep breaths… whatever you need. Just take care of you.
This is all very heavy. And comes on the heels of the hardships we already endured in 2020.
So please, if you need support right now, reach out:
Take good care. xx
Celebrating 2600 days of #ichoosebeauty, having a little talk with the ocean, God, the universe… just letting it all wash over me. It’s been a really draining few weeks, and this was a much-needed healing outing.
I wanted to share what I turn to when I’m struggling, in case it might help you during these overwhelming times.
Most of the tools aren’t actually in this giant box I’m holding , but rather things I’ve learned to do over the years that have been incredibly useful during the challenges of 2020.
The first two are the most important, and are lifesaving for me: therapy and medsI will never stop saying this – Please don’t be ashamed to get professional help!
Do I still struggle? Of course, I do. Mental health is a constant battle with your brain. But these tools help me come out ahead most days.
Want more ideas? My partner, Mental Health America, has lots of helpful info on its website here.
Me, the past several days since I threw out my back last week.
I’m still having painful muscle spasms, despite my meds, ice cream, and kitty cuddles. I haven’t been able to do much, and of course, I keep thinking about all the things I need to do.
But I’m pretty sure this was one of those signs from the universe forcing me to slow down. Again. Because apparently, I still need to work on that whole letting-myself- rest-before-it’s-too-late thing.
So this is a reminder to you… to let yourself rest when you need to, and to give yourself grace. Learn from me and my painful lessons.
And please take care of your mental health, now more than ever. This year has been so draining mentally, which can take its toll physically.
If you need support right now, my partner Mental Health America has plenty of resources on its website: everything from free and anonymous screenings to DIY tools to information on affordable treatment if you don’t have insurance. Click here to get started.
Take good care, friends.
Just what I needed today. #aromatherapy #selfcaresunday