Self Care & Hot Chocolate

Good morning!

As I woke up this morning, I immediately thought 2 things. One, that I was feeling good, two, that I still needed some good self-care this morning before doing anything.

Living with a mental illness, in my experience, has done that to me. Self-care has become a vital part of existence. Not just to feel good, but in order to remain functional. In order to keep away the guilt of ‘being a burden’ I need to keep floating above water in order to feel confident about myself. And really, the time for self-care is not always when I am deep in my pit of despair, or confused and needing help. I have found myself, especially now on medication, to be a precarious balancing act of chemical cocktails, and if one element (stress, anxiety, etc) becomes too present then everything goes out of whack. The self-care comes the minute anything may be off. The minute too much anxiety kicks in, the minute I just feel that something is ‘off’. And around and between all that- I want to do my day as well and intensely as I can.

So for me, this morning, it was a lovely cup of hot chocolate and some pages out of my favourite book.


  1. Ha N. says:

    Tolkien 🙂 ❤ Thank you for sharing!!


  2. theminimeditatingdragon says:

    I love that you’ve found little self-care things. I completely agree that taking that time for yourself, especially when suffering from a mental illness, is necessary for your health. Thank you for the love on my blog and I hope to read more from you soon. Let me know if you would like me to write a contribution piece!

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    1. Aww, thank you for the lovely comment. I would love to have a contribution peice from you. Perhaps we could cross post on each other’s blog? Would you like to message me about this? I am very interested!

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      1. theminimeditatingdragon says:

        Messaged you!

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