A self care package can be an essential to reach for when you're feeling emotional and lost. There are a lot of recommendations out there which include things like bath bombs, chocolate and new pyjamas; these things can be totally fine if that's what you need, but I know personally sometimes my anxiety can be at a point where some things are just indulgences or distractions that don't actually help me to get out of my head.
A lot of the time the kind of self care that I talk about is light and fluffy and NICE. It’s colourful artwork with motivational quotes, cups of tea and walks outside in the fresh air. This is intentional; the world is dark enough as it is, and in creating Tilly & Type, I wanted to make something to shed a little light, create a little safe space, a bit of flowers and fuzzy feelings to go around.
But today, I wanted to talk about a not-so-nice bit of self care, that isn’t so light and fluffy, but I’m finding is more and more important lately for me. Part of my self care is embracing my “bad” feelings. If this isn’t something you’re comfortable with yet, then that’s okay, but I do encourage anyone who can explore their feelings to keep reading and try it for themselves.