Looking around at the world is a recipe for heartache. When everything feels like it’s falling apart and there is hurt everywhere, where do you put your time and money to make a difference?
One of the best small changes I have made for my mental health is keeping a running list of the things I am grateful for.
The healing power of my plants has almost nothing to do with some hippie new wave plant aura idea (but I don’t necessarily doubt it).
Anxiety keeps me from sleeping at all (hello 3 hours a night) and depression makes me sleep non stop because I cannot get myself out of bed.
I love face masks, baths, nail polish, and skincare way more than as much as the next person. However I feel suspicious about the current wave of self care that focuses almost exclusively on activities that focus on changing or improving your appearance.