If you have never felt despair, frustration or sadness, then you may not need this post. In fact, if you’ve never felt these feelings, please leave a comment below: I’d love to know how you make that happen!
However, if you have experienced those emotions – or some other unhappy feelings – you may be able to relate to what I’m going to write.
Sometimes, you need QUICK relief. A temporary shot of relief can give you the boost that you need to keep going. It won’t take away every pain, but at least it’s a sort-of bandage: it’ll mend you for the time being.
In the midst of one of these dark times, I created an emergency self care kit. The idea behind the kit was to put things in it that can give me relief when I need it most.
I made sure to select a beautiful box that would bring a smile to my face as soon as I saw it. I also wanted to make sure it would be large enough to accommodate all of the items that I intended to put inside.
My kit contains tissues, a journal and pen, chamomile tea, hot chocolate, a mug for my tea, a copy of “Rejuvenate: It’s Never Too Late” by Eartha Kitt, some crystals, and photos of loved ones. There’s a lot of empty space in my box: I have plenty of room to add additional comforting items.
Funny enough, I find that just looking at the box can create feelings of calm and relaxation. Crazy how that works.
Would you ever consider making a self-care kit? Let me know in the comments below!