Let's face it: The last however many years have been pretty darn rotten, but the last 36 or so hours have been even more stressful on a macro- and micro-level in so many ways. Without even touching things going on at the federal level in the United States and the multiple crises both nationally and globally, I have been dealing with some personal things that have been putting me through the ringer.
Thankfully, I am incredibly blessed to have an AMAZING support crew who I can call on when I need them the most. But even then, it's not always enough... or what's needed. Or they live too far away and I can't get that physical touch I need to calm the nerves that feel like they're vibrating from all the stress I'm under. What's a person to do?
Here are some things I have been doing as part of my self-care that have brought me a great deal of comfort and joy:
💜 - I bought a new Squishmallow (not pictured). It's a watermelon one.
💜 - I have been working while wrapped in my Pusheen throw blanket and holding my heated Shiba Inu plush (both pictured). The plush - when heated - is incredibly comforting and an amazing sensory feel for me.
💜 - I have been listening to music recommended to me by one of my close friends.
💜 - I made plans with my eldest nephew to get ice cream after work. I also have plans to hang out with my friends over the weekend, depending on how I'm feeling.
What brings you comfort and joy in your time of need? Let me know in the comments below.
P.S. And in case you needed permission, it's OK to feel happy when everything's "on fire." Check out this story by Brittany: themighty.com/2022/05/its-okay-feel-happy-world-crisis
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