I don’t need to tell you how bad things are right now, so finding peace and a little bit of calm in this world is imperative. Remember the adult colouring book craze? Neurotypicals going bonkers for fidget products? Finding solace in Bob Ross videos while wearing sweats and eating chocolate-covered pretzels? Yeah I think things are getting a bit to dicey.
Everything is loud and fast these days. I live next to an at-home day care, so I know about loud.
Sometimes it can be hard to get a day in to just look after yourself and have your own wind-down, and it’s so important to get a few moments a day at the very least to get yourself centred and relaxed. Some people meditate, and while I like to be one of those people, I’m not there yet in any capacity.
So what happens if you’re constantly moving (or, at least, your brain doesn’t know when to shut up), your environment doesn’t help and you can’t escape it?
It’s time to make your own little vacation-in-a-box, or a self-care kit.
In case you don’t know, a self care kit/bag/box is your own curated kit of items that can help calm you down, bring you back into the present and overall make you happy. While my own items might not be for you, it will give you inspiration as to what to put in yours.
Sometimes if I don’t have the mental or physical capacity to do the things I need or want to do, the days can become a blur and bleed into each other pretty damn quickly.
This blur-bleed whether mental fog and fatigue or physical pain can make one feel frustrated at unable to do the most basic things, and if you’re like me, unable to do the most you can in a day with perfection is a source of inadequacy at best, a failure of a human being at worst.
So I’ve had to gather small things I can do that will give me the most rewarding and instant positive feelings, as well as making me feel more proactive or goals I can “tick off”.