Yesterday, I put a full face of makeup on for the first time in a long time! I love makeup, but I haven’t wanted to get it all over my bandanas and my masks lately, so I stopped wearing foundation/concealer during the pandemic. It’s been pretty good for my skin, not gonna lie! But there’s something about doing my hair and makeup that makes me feel a little better about the day.
So, I put on makeup yesterday and sat around on the couch. I played Animal Crossing and Game Dev Story, potted some potatoes Damian and I are accidentally growing (we forgot to cook ‘em, so we planted them!), talked to my mom and sister on the phone, and relaxed. I even took a three hour nap just because I had nowhere to be! It was a good day off. I know doing my makeup technically didn’t make the day better, but because it made me feel good, it influenced my happiness.
I’m lucky that I get to go to work and leave the house five days a week (or unlucky, depending on how you look at it), but even my routine has been disrupted due to this pandemic. I know many other people’s routines have been even more ruined than mine. Honestly, most people I’ve talked to have had their routines completely destroyed, and I can tell that we’re all miserable because of it.
Take my unsolicited advice: do your makeup. Shave, paint your nails, take a nice hot shower. Do something nice for yourself! Something small that you would normally do that you haven’t since the pandemic started. Seriously! It makes a world of difference to do something nice for yourself. I know whenever I take the time to be nice to me, it improves my outlook on life tremendously. In these crazy times, that little bit of self-love can make or break an entire mood, an entire life even.
If you can’t bring yourself to get out of bed, or do anything extra, that’s alright. I’ve always been told to take every day one at a time. Even better, take your hours one at a time. If you can’t get out of bed this hour, try next hour. If you end up not being able to make anything happen, don’t beat yourself up! Depression is a bitch, and if you’ve never felt it before this pandemic you might not even know that you’ve been depressed. Depression is sneaky like that!
Every minute of every day doesn’t have to be dedicated to other people. It’s okay to take a day for you. Even if it’s just a day where you do your makeup, sit on the couch, and find ways to love yourself. You can do it! As I’ve said before and I’ll keep saying forever, we’re all in it together! The waves might be choppy but we’re still in the boat, ya know?
So take some time today (or tomorrow, or whenever you can) to remember what you like to do to feel better…and do it! Trust me, it’ll make the world a little brighter.
Got a short one for y’all today! The past few weeks for me have been filled with no motivation, anxiety, and hella depression…so yesterday was a Me Day. Taking a day for me made me feel SO much better! I almost forgot how nice it is to hang out with myself. I wrote this lil post today to try to motivate you guys to do the same for yourselves. Hopefully I’ve lit a fire under some of you to take time for a little self-love!
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