I was in the same place I am right now, in a lot of ways. Feeling stuck, feeling lost, and more than anything feeling this overwhelming sense of pressure on my back constantly. I was being crushed by it, though it had no physical form, and all I wanted to do was to lift it off and I couldn't figure out how.
|I did a bunch of self-care today!|
I'm surrounding myself with people that make me happy, as a result. Trying to do things that make me happy, and trying to figure out just what it is that will keep the happiness going.
I'm a fan of hug-boxes, the controversial idea of a "safe-space". I think everyone deserves to have a place they can go to feel safe, to feel welcome, and to feel like themselves. I've kind of created one for myself, but I pull back from it all the time. Why? Because of what somebody else might think.
So tonight, I will be scrubbing off other people's expectations of me with my homemade sugar scrub with sugar, coconut oil, and lemon and ginger tea. It'll all go down the drain, and I will emerge a smiling, lemony princess.
|Why lemon and ginger? Because imposing pressure on myself via other people's ideas is a SICKNESS.|
|Well, most of it. I was going to finish tidying my room but then I started reading this great book...whatever.|
Happy World Mental Health Day today. Take care of yourselves, and as long as you're not hurting yourself or other people...do whatever makes you happy. On today of all days.