I know I’ve been far. But the truth is, (insert my ultimate excuse) I’ve been really busy. And I
promise it's not the kind of busy you use as an excuse when you don’t feel like hanging out with your friends. It’s the kind where you get home and then pass out (after scrolling through your insta feed once). And it hurts!
But alas, winter break has flown by, and spring is here. The flowers are blooming and it's a good time. Starbucks released those cute cups, and Drake released a new album. All is well in the world (let’s ignore for a quick second that Donald Trump is Donald Trump).
And me? I’m good, reader. I’ve been breaking out, and it hurts, but I’m good. I got sidebangs and a car wash. I finished my homework assignments for the break and I’m here now. I am good.
And you? I know, you’re exhausted. School has been hard on you. If school hasn’t, work has. And you’re just tired.
But the best part of always being tired and hurt is that even the smallest things can make you happy. It means that you can do things like leave cute notes for yourself and smile a little. And that means a lot.
And I can say that it means a lot simply because I get it. I’ve had those days, and that’s why I’ve listed some small things you can do to #TreatYoSelf and focus on some happy living. Some cute-sy tips that will fool you into believing that, even for a minute, you have your life together.
2. Get a cool water bottle, and then put some fruits in your water (I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS CONCEPT)
If you’re like me and don’t get time to go to the gym, I have an easier alternative (with reduced benefits, of course). All you have to do is get a sweet ‘n cute water bottle (a mason jar works too!) and, if you’re a fan of infused water, add some lemons and BAM! Suddenly, you’re London Tipton! You are fabulous!
3. #OOTD READY
I’m not going to tell you to comb your hair or moisturize because it’s only your choice, but honey, if you look good, you feel good. If you’re dressed presentably, you’ll feel more confident and feel more pulled together. Then, the next time they mess up your order at Starbucks, you'll have the confidence to ask them to remake it. You paid for it, you deserve it!
4. Clean out your bag/backpack/wallet.
Coco Chanel once said, “stop throwing CLIF bar remains and receipts to the bottom of your bag.” Okay, no she didn’t, but I did. I’m so guilty of doing this...my purse is a breeding home for 45 types of bacteria, I’m sure. But it doesn’t need to be! Let’s all make a choice to organize notes in folders and put the pennies where they belong... it feels good to pay in exact change, you know.
5. Do a face mask.
Whether it be a sheet charcoal mask or a #vintage mix and paste, slap it on your face and moonwalk to your freezer for a Haagen Dazs bar. Soft skin and pretending to be a monster in the mirror? IT IS ALREADY A GOOD TIME!
6. Just buy it.
Whatever the first thought you had when I said that: a polaroid, watch, jar of applesauce, or sequined blazer… if you’re still thinking about it and waiting for a sign to go get that thing you’ve been dying to have, this is your godsent sign.
With that being said, I know that the semester is cranking up and that there are political tensions, and Aleppo is burning, and that life is hard and scary. But worrying about it will never do anything. You need to recharge yourself and take care of yourself, so that you may do the Earth better.
So be kind to yourself, because very few people are. Be kind to yourself simply because you deserve it.
Also, you could get a cute Instagram out of it.