I've also seen a tweet that said "enough with the self care - this is why they think we can't be president" (or something like that). So yeah, there's that. Also an article about a harder kind of self care.
One thing I found mildly helpful was making a list of things that comfort me. I guess ways I can care for myself. That's somewhat trending on Twitter, at least I've seen a few similar lists. But I'm really not feeling much better.
Here's my list so far:
- My babies & husband
- Cool air ... finally
- Cake making videos
- Offline reading
- Voyager (mid 7th season)
- Dixie Chicks music
- Consignment shopping
|My favorite nursing shirt is on its last legs...|
I don't know what right I have to feel so bad. It's the fear of the impending tyranny and stripping of rights -- for humans, for women and specifically for me. For my daughters. My disappointment over not seeing the first woman president may be subsiding slightly, but my abject terror of what's still to come only seems to ramp up.
And wearing a comfortable, useful shirt isn't really cutting it as far as successful self care, I'd say.
Also this, "a time to heal:"