As I’m sure you’ve noticed, the past couple of weeks haven’t been easy for the world. It seems as if every time you go on any social media platform or turn on the news, something horrible and heartbreaking has happened. If you’re like me, it can be hard to separate yourself from it. Which isn’t a bad thing, I never want myself or anyone to become used to this kind of violence because then it becomes normal. That being said, I also don’t want anyone to wallow in the constant negativity that we see on the news. It’s not good for anyones mental state. I wanted to share with you guys, little ways to step out of the world and hopefully find some peace, even if it’s only for a moment.
- Read an old favorite
One of my favorite things, as I’ve said before, is to read a favorite book. Sarah Dessen has been one of my favorite authors since I was thirteen years old and reading one of her books always makes me feel better. Those books have taught me lessons about myself and those around me.I haven’t read all of her books but my favorite novel of hers that I’ve read, well one of them, is just listen. There’s a quote from that book that I’ve been applying to, well at least trying to apply to my everyday life since I read it. Don’t think or judge, just listen,from her novel, Just Listen, which is advice we should all take to heart. It’s a beautiful book and it never fails to make me feel better. The reason I’m writing read a book instead of watch a movie is because I don’t want to be tempted to watch the news. Make a cup of tea and just disconnect from the world for a bit.
- Listen to your favorite music
Growing up music was a bit part of my life. I don’t have any musicians in my immediate family but my parents have always taught my siblings and I that music has a big affect on your mood. Sad music, makes you sad. You cannot help but be a little happier then you were five minutes ago listening to Justin Timberlakes new song. I’m not saying that it has to be his music or Beyonce or anything like that. I’m a huge fan of Bleachers and if I’m ever in a bad mood, I play I wanna get better and I feel a little better. Again, something that’s going to disconnect you from the constant influx of what seems to be never-ending bad news as of late.
- Take a bath
The last thing I like to do on a bad day is take a bath because as Sylvia Plath once said, there must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. A warm bath can cure anything. It relaxes your entire body and gives you time to daydream, something I’ve learned you have less time for as you get older. I love a good bath bomb or bubble bar. I usually get mine from Lush or I’ll try new ones from small business on Etsy. If that’s out of your budget or out of your comfort level go to Target or Walmart and buy bubble bath! I do that all the time as well! Bath tubs are the best place to relive stress and disconnect from the world.
I hope these things make you feel a little better, regardless of what you’re going through. Whether its global or personal, or maybe even a little bit of both. I hope it brings a few minutes of peace to your life.
Psss. I’m going to start a new series tomorrow! It’s going to be all about my favorite designers! I’ll give you a hint on who the first person is. They just had a show at Fall 2016 Couture week in Paris!