Breathe

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Dealing with mental health problems isn’t easy, I would know. I’ve been dealing with them my whole life and many of the years I kept silent about it all. Sometimes people over look the fact that somedays people with anxiety and/or depression struggle to get out of bed. And no, they can’t just will themselves to do things. I wish it worked that way. So today, a gentle reminder that it is perfectly okay if all you did today was breathe.

-Emily

Tip Tuesday 2/7/17

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If you have every tried to make your own face mask, you may have discovered that you often have some leftover. I came across this problem last weekend when I had made a mask with 1 mashed banana, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp turmeric. I loved it and it worked great, but I didn’t want to waste the leftovers.

To prevent wasting it, take an ice cube tray and fill it with the leftovers, store it in the freezer. Once mine were frozen I just popped them out into a reusable bag. A couple days later I felt like doing the face mask again and I just pulled it out of the freezer and mashed it up in the bowl. You could warm it up, but I found the leaving it cold and frozen was really nice.

 

How to Recover From a Tough Week (Weekend Links 1/20/17)

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Some weeks are really hard and you just have to accept that. I’ve had a rough week and it just seems like the bad stuff never ends. But knowing that I needed to escape I planned a weekend trip away to visit my cousin. It will be nice to get away for the weekend and spend some time with family. I hope you are having a relatively okay week and if you aren’t, don’t forget to take care of yourself! This weekend links post is going to be a list of things to do for yourself when you feel sad…

Allow yourself to cry and be sad, then pick yourself up and start to move on.

Drink something warm and comforting.

Do yoga and enjoy shavasana a little bit more than usual.

Take a long hot shower. Wash the pain down the drain.

Keep busy, start a few projects. Make something that will bring you joy.

Surround yourself with kind people, people who love and care about you.

Detox from your phone, social media, netflix. Take time to just be present.

Get outside, go for a hike, watch the sunset, just go out and get some fresh air.

Speak kind words, rise above the negativity.

Eat delicious nourishing foods, I promise it will make you feel better.

Curl up with a good book and let yourself get lost.

Go away for the weekend and take the time to recharge.

Clean out and pair down your life. Consider minimalism or a form of it.

Journal how you feel everyday. Let the words go as you write them down.