A few weeks ago I wrote about making myself a self-care box for any time I was feeling a bit down (read that post here), and I just thought it might be nice to document when I’m using it, to show how the different things in it can cheer me up, and as a reminder that we all have individual power to replace some of that sadness with happiness.
Why I’m sad: Today I am feeling homesick, I enjoyed Fresher’s Week a lot more than I expected, and really felt like I was settling in at uni. However now the socialising is finished and the workload is taking over. I’ve now been away from everywhere/one/thing I’ve ever known for a week and a half, I’m having to look after myself, find my way around a new city, get used to lectures, keep making friends, sort out all the books and things I need for classes, and all the societies I want to join, and it’s a bit over whelming.
What’s I’ve got out the box: A lot of the things in my box are reminders of my friends and home, so that would make me feel a bit worse. I blew some bubbles which were nice, but I was disappointed to find they’re not very good ones. So instead I’ve got my highland cow to hold.
What else is cheering me up: Today I bought a little cactus. I love having plants in my room but they’re often big and hard to take care of. A lot of students seem to get a cactus because all you need to do it give them a bit of water occasionally. Mine was only £2, it isn’t prickly, and it’s so small and cute and I love it. Haven’t decided on a name for him yet. I’m now sitting in my fluffy teddy-bear dressing gown (with my highland cow of course) and I’m going to find a comedy episode to watch before going to bed.
If you haven’t made a self-care box but would like to, click on the link at the top to find out more about it. In the meantime, have a nice day.