In times of increased anxiety, it is natural to become destructive. We do this, not only in platonic/intimate relationships or personal/collective ventures, but in the sacred relationship we have with ourselves.
Life is hard and that is okay. What matters is how you treat yourself when it is not going your way.
I find myself hyper focused on blaming my environment, irritating people, or circumstances beyond my control, but some destruction can only come from within.
We all know what a love language is (if not, here is the quiz) and know that feeling you get when you realize someone is hitting those points of affection that are special to you (especially when it is on purpose).
Luckily for us loners (or those who find themselves craving alone time), there are ways for US to restore our own hearts.
Volunteering at a pet shelter/Touch Aquariums
Feet in warm sand/grass
Bundle up next to a fire
Learn a craft/hobby that involves your hands (I.e. cooking, knitting, ceramics etc)
Words of Affirmation
Listening to motivational speeches
Create affirmation sticky notes
Record a personal prep voice note for tough times, encourage yourself!
Acts of Service
Update your playlists
Hire someone to clean your living space/car
Start an herb garden
Solo shopping date
Plan to go on a Stay-cation in your city or in a nearby city
Craft a handmade gift or card
Go grocery/flower shopping
Go to a sports game
I really hope you all enjoy this list. Feel free to follow me here or on IG @ashleytou for more!
Osh Tousana ❤️