V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015
By Rini Grammer [ Thu Dec 10 2015 3:07 PM ]
It’s that time of year, people! We’re smack-dab in the middle of the holiday season. A lot of emotions surface right now because it’s the end of the year and people are going over everything that’s happened to them: the radical things, bogus things, and the icky, dumb grody shit. I’ve noticed a lot of people are having a really hard time right now, and that’s totally okay. It’s okay to not be okay! And it’s definitely okay to be okay! I got you, fam. But here are my super extra special, personal (and, like, serious) self-care tips for how to deal with the Holiday Blues.
-Don’t be so hard on yourself. Would you criticize the person you love the most for doing these things? Um, no. So take a chill pill, dude. You’re just, like, dust floating in the wind or something.
-Stop hanging around lame, shitty people. I don’t care if they’re friends or family, you don’t deserve that. If someone makes you gag, then don’t fuck with that shit. And also if that means being alone on a dumb, consumerist holiday, who cares! You totally deserve to feel safe and not miserable.
-Keep in mind that everyone is going through a lot right now (and also always, I guess). So like, you don’t need to be nice to everyone but you definitely don’t need to be mean or rude, either.
-Drink some water and have a snack! If you think you’ll feel better eating something healthy, then do that. But, like, if you think you’ll feel better eating junk then you should totally do that! If that doesn’t work, try a drink like water or juice or tea. Don’t overthink calories or anything, ‘cause you need to eat and drink to live! My favorites are cinnamon vanilla tea, dried seaweed and dark chocolate covered toffee sprinkled with pistachio bits. Yum!
-Things will get shitty before they improve, you’ll be a-okay. As someone who has had bouts of severe depression since I was 11, I pinky promise, it definitely gets better. It’s just like, a lot of things suck right now. But whatever!
-TREAT YO’SELF, boo, ‘cause you are a bitchin’, beautiful Mx and you totally, totally, deserve the best from and for yourself!
-I love you!
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