self-care, self-compassion

My Best Advice for Bad Days

Sometimes, I need to take it back to the very basics. I mean super basics. Because I tend to get lost in the shuffle and lose my way. And those are the days that I need to keep it simple.

My keeping it simple looks like this:

Set an alarm and get the hell up and out of bed. On the really bad days, I’m always surprised at how hard a task this simple can actually be.

Once you’re up and moving about, take a long shower. Wash away those negative thoughts and feelings with a fresh smelling soap and shampoo. Rinse and repeat and you’ll be surprised at how much better you can feel emotionally once you’re physically well cared for.

Take time to find clothes that are soft and soothing. Now is not the time to go all out with heels and bobbles. Keep it soft and cozy and wrap yourself in things that bring you comfort while you’re bouncing back to the you that you know and love.

Listen to uplifting and encouraging music or a podcast. Keep it positive and light, bright and happy.

Eat the cake. Or the carbs. Whatever works. Nourish and indulge and embrace the comfort food as you care for you.

Take time to breathe. Really breathe and be in the moment. We can’t change the past or the future and worry does no one any good at all.

What are your self-care tips for the really bad days? What works for you and helps you love yourself through it? I’d love to hear your ideas.

In the mean time, take care of you.

Always,

self-compassion

Perfection Pending

This life is hella messy, friends. It hurts and the weight of the world is sometimes overwhelmingly heavy. But still we move forward – whatever that may look like for you – your own personal forward – take your steps and stumble and get dirty. But GET BACK UP.  

Forgive past versions of yourself for needing to learn. You wouldn’t be the person you are today without her mistakes. – Spirit Daughter

Don’t stop & don’t give up.  I promise this world needs the light that you shine – you just have to believe it yourself.

For yourself.

For now.  

The most useful advice I received during a dark time in my life was from my sweet friend Kim and she told me: “Focus on the 5 minutes in front of you and hit that reset button as often as you need.”