#Socs Wrapped up!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is wrap/rap. Use one, use both (for bonus points), use em any way youd like. Enjoy!

I am sitting here on my bed, wrapped up in a fleece blanket. We were having gorgeous weather this past week, but now our sunshine is gone, and it has turned cold! Brrr!
I love my fleece blanket. I was thinking the other day that I need to buy one for my bed. Winter is coming, and I love being snug and warm in my bed, I do have a quilt on the bed, but there’s something about fleece blankets. Something magical.
I have some small ones, that I use when I am on the couch reading, one of them has horses on it, I got it when I visited america a few years ago. Its a pretty good size.
Wrapping up in my blanket is my self care act for today! I am feeling a little sad, so doing this is making me feel a whole lot better.

http://lindaghill.com/2019/09/20/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-sept-21-19/

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Youthful word of the day!

I’ve been enjoying a facial. A home made remedy!
I feel so youthful now! It did me the power of good to do this!
Plus it makes my skin feel lovely!
Its just some clenzer, toner and moisturizer that I am using, but its so nice to take a little time out to actually just sit down and do a bit of self care!
I thoroughly enjoyed it!
I will stay looking younger for longer hahahaha!
Plus after a long day its nice to just do something nice just for me!

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/youthful/

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Working on us, week 12, self care!

It’s week 12 of the working on us prompt series from Beckie at beckys mental mess. If you want to participate then you can check out her post on her blog for the guidelines.

This week its all about self care!

Prompt one questions:

Were their signs of your self-care routine lacking before you were officially diagnosed with a mental illness/disorders? Yes. Before I got diagnosed in my teens with ptsd and depression, I would go days without showering, I wouldnt eat, I barely ate anything, I was too depressed to care about my appearance or appetite.

Did you (or) do you suffer from low self-esteem? I do. I often think I am worthless, or not good at anything. Its a horrible feeling. Sometimes I need a lot of reassurance.

Is there (or) have there been stages of guilt when not properly taking care of your self-care routine? Yes. I feel so gross when I dont shower, and I often think others will think so too. I feel very guilty for not doing more to care for myself, but then too sometimes, I just dont care, the mental illness overrides the guilty feelings.

(You can refrain from answering the next question if you wish to). What was the longest period of time between taking a shower, and/or brushing your teeth? Well I think the longest I’ve gone without showering has been about 8 days. The longest I’ve gone without brushing my teeth has been about a week, but sometimes that due to dissociating and not that I cant be bothered brushing them. sometimes I just totally forget if I dissociate.

If you are supposed to be going out for whatever occasion, are you concerned with your over-all appearance? (Or) Do you take care of your self-care needs before leaving the house? If I am going out for a night out, I do take pride in how I look, I do like to dress up and look good. I try to always do what I need to to feel good about myself, and a lot of times my mom also prompts me, she’ll tell me what I need to do to look good, days before we’re due to go out, so I am preparing for it days in advance. Its good, as when the time comes I am ready and usually when we’re ready to go I do look good.
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What advice can you give to someone who is having difficulty with their self-care routine? (Note: If someone was to ask for your advice, what would you share with them?) Do what you can when you can. Dont push yourself to do more than you feel capable of. And dont do things just to please others, do it for yourself.

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Picking lavender

Novas random word of the day is, sprig.

 

I just went outside in the garden, and I picked a few sprigs of lavender from my lavender plant.I am planning on using it tonight, planning on putting it on my pillow, before bed, and hoping that it will lull me into slumber.  We can hope, right? somethings gotta work, why cant it be lavender?  So that is one self care thing I did for myself today. My next thing on the list of self care things to do is brush my teeth, I know its a normal thing, but when your feeling low like I am, it becomes a struggle. So I am going to go in the bathroom, brush, then come back in the bedroom, put on some perfume,and hopefully the wasps will stay away from me. Lol.

 

Then, I am planning on going to see my friend, hang out, and maybe get tired out by doing that. so that hopefully tonight I can sleep better.

 

#NDRW- #70

Gratitude and self-care

Hi everyone
Its Sienna! I know I dont post often but, here I am!
I want to start doing a daily gratitude post on my blog again, I used to do it regularly, then I wasnt out in a while, so didnt have a chance to do it
In our system, I look after the self care things that we do. I come out and I make sure we’re getting enough self care activities in, and enough me time, so we can replenish ourselves.
Its tough, because sometimes there isnt much time to do self care things, but each day I try to do something, one thing even, that will benefit our mental and physical wellbeing.
I used to also do up a list of things I’m grateful for at the end of each day, and I want to restart that up again on our blog. So my contribution to our blog from now on is going to be just that, a gratitude list each day, and maybe some posts about self care, too!
So heres our gratitude list for today! In no particular order, I am grateful for…
Mom! She has helped us immensely and without her we wouldnt be able to do half the things we can do now!
Our dog nitro! His waggly tail, and sweet doggy kisses, keep us going on our bad days.
Rain! I love the rain!
Music…I love listening to it, apple music is my favourite thing to listen to.
Reading! Books help us escape!
My health! I am happy we’re healthy!
A therapist who cares so much about us!
Hot food to eat!
Our house!
Being loved!
Finding joy in the small things!
Taxi’s! They help us get around!!
Our PA!
So thats it for now! What are you grateful for today?
Until next time, adios!
Sienna, age 22

No work today

I didn’t go in to work today. I decided I needed to take a day off. I just couldn’t deal with anyone or anything, I didn’t have it in me to face listening to other people problems, so I called in and I took a day off. And I feel all the better for it!

My supervisor was very understanding. She asked me if I would be able to come in next week, I said I would. She’s off next week, so she said she’d send me my lists today so that I’d know who to call when I go in on Tuesday.

So I’ve been pretty much relaxing all afternoon. I’m at my mom and dads house for the weekend. My mom went to the beach with my sister, but I didn’t go with them. Mom and me are going to go out tomorrow, we’ll go visit my grammas grave, and then go for a long walk around a local lake.

I’m glad I took the day off. Sometimes you just gotta be good to yourself. You have to put yourself first. If I am not ok, what use will I be to anyone else?