This is my mantra, for when I’m spiraling out of control. But more likely than not, at that point it’s not much use. I have developed so many coping mechanisms and found many useful resources on my mental health excursions, so I decided to store them all here for the many people who reach out to me asking what works. I hope you’ll all find it helpful.
Note: Many of these photos were taken by me for Sacred Hour Spas.
I do a lot of things to relax. I give myself facials, pedicures, take long bathes, surround myself with cozy items, lay under my weighted blanket, etc. These are some of the products / items I use to do all of that stuff, in case you feel like buying things. Spending the money and time on stuff like this is a luxury, but if/when you can you should indulge a little. It makes a big difference to put some time into yourself. Nearly all of these images link to what I own.
I know nothing about crystals but I know I picked these all out for a reason. I got them at the Cleveland Flea.
A few of my favorite cozy books
Grate them calluses
Pretty sure I bought all of these at Walgreens.
I’ve been watching ASMR videos for YEARS to relax and fall asleep. Some seem weird, if you’re curious to learn a bit more you can watch the Follow This episode about it on Netflix. I’ve included a variety of videos below that might be comforting.
“Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. It has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia and may overlap with frisson.”
Below are links to journals/blogs/resources I’ve found useful.