"guess we cant have different opinions on tumblr"
nah son. an opinion is like “orange juice is nasty” or “fall out boy is overrated”
"your gender identity is ridiculous and you dont deserve to have it respected" is straight up bullshit and you should be called out on it
You are not some kind of a saint because you “still think women are beautiful” without makeup on. You do not get brownie points for not being disgusted by women in their natural state. Some women wear a little makeup, some women wear a lot, some women wear none at all and men’s opinions about it are less than worthless. Because we don’t fucking wear it for you.
Welcome to Wellness Wednesday
This week’s topic is Comfort Boxes.
-What is a comfort box?
A comfort box is a very easy form of at home therapy / self care that is pretty basic to put together. All you need is a box (or bag) and somethings that you love. The idea is that you have this wonderful things that make you happy gathered in one place and when you need it, it’s all right there for you.
-What do I put in a comfort box?
Anything that has a positive influence on the way you think! Ideas include, but are no means limited to,:
crayons and some coloring pages
a positive book, poem, comic, etc.
your favorite smell good items
a favorite CD
a sweet letter from a loved one or from yourself to yourself
things that remind you of your positive accomplishments
-Why is a comfort box is a good idea for mental health wellness?
Having an easy to reach group of items that make you happy is always a good idea. If you’re like me, you might get frustrated pretty easily and frustration might set in faster if you’re already experiencing an intense mood such as anxiety or depression, if I need one of these things that I know will help calm me down and for whatever reason I can’t find it, it’s only going to make the situation worse, having them in a safe place makes getting to my “happy place” that much easier.
When you’re experiencing an intense mood and you need to calm yourself, a distraction is the best place to start, for some of us, we turn to negative distractions, usually because they are the first to come to mind and easiest to access. Having a comfort box changes this, now your easiest distraction is full of positive options.
-What’s in your comfort box?
My comfort box itself just makes me happy because I love Marvel and I was so happy to find this empty Marvel shoe box. Inside the box are:
An 11th Doctor Hello Kitty that my Aunt made for me Christmas before Last.
A pack of Crayons
A rustic looking set of playing cards that I use to play solitaire or just shuffle and organize over again as a quick distraction.
"Bali Sunrise" soy candle from Target
Sinful Colors nail polish in “Midnight Blue” (when it’s on it’s TARDIS blue)
Solana Beach body cream from Hollister
And last but not least, the paper version of my license. Having my drivers license and being able to comfortably drive a car by myself is something I never thought I would achieve. Some of my worst anxiety driven fears involve cars. I was 21 before I had my license and it took three tries, but I keep that paper as a reminder that I am stronger than I know and my fears can be conquered.
Hopefully this post on comfort boxes encourages you to put together one of your own.
Much need, should do this when we have some free time.
MOVIES ARE IMPORTANT. BOOKS ARE IMPORTANT. PLAYS ARE IMPORTANT. MUSIC IS IMPORTANT. EVEN STUPID BLOG POSTS ARE IMPORTANT.
STORIES ARE IMPORTANT IN EVERY FORM.
games, you forgot video games. some kickass stories there too
being a feminist is like trying to fix a giant hole in the wall and discovering that the entire wall is rotting and filled with termites and you have a lot more work to do than you thought you did
And also the termites verbally attack you while you fix the wall.
"NOT ALL TERMITES ARE LIKE THAT"
The thing about depression is that it either takes away all will to self-motivate and do what makes you feel better, or the things that made you feel better before have no affect on you anymore. That’s what most people forget. I hear all the time you should go meditate, go outside, take up some yoga, go socialize, or you’re not trying hard enough. With the other person not even realizing that if it was that easy, depression would probably not exist.
"fight like a girl" is meant to imply weakness, but some girls don’t play nice.
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people who call skinny girls ‘disgusting’ thinking thats a good way to show they support larger bodies