if you’re anything like me, the fragility of your anxiety already fluctuates on a daily basis… not to mention, when there’s an international scare that you’re reminded of every time you turn on the radio, go online, or watch TV. sometimes we get so caught up in the paranoia that we forget how to think rationally. here are some things I tell myself in the midst of panic that help me return to the ground when my head starts to go into panic mode. (disclaimer: this is not to dismiss or invalidate any information regarding COVID-19 or any feelings surrounding it and those who have been affected; these are merely methods that I myself use when I start to panic, as requested my my followers)
- I am in a safe space where I am cared for.
- I am lucky to have access to the resources I need to care for myself.
- It is for the safety of myself and others that I’m in this space.
- I am breathing. I am living. I am present, in this moment, right here, right now.
- I may feel nervous at times, but it’s the universe testing my strength.
- I am strong. I am brave. I have survived 100% of my worst days.
- This is not the end of my life. There will be so many more amazing days to come.
- There may be some things out of my control, but I am doing everything in my power to make my situation a meaningful and beneficial one.
- Life continues.
- I love me for who I am. I am not a bad person. I am not stupid. I am human.
- The choices that I make are ultimately the best ones for me. Gut feelings can be guardian angels.
- I am safe. I am safe. I am safe.
- The earth continues to spin.
- Songs to listen to in times of distress:
- Keep Breathing- Ingrid Michaelson
- A Safe Place to Land- Sara Bareilles & John Legend
- Spirit Cold- Tall Heights & Upper Structure
- Have a Little Faith in Me- John Hiatt
- 6/10- Dodie
This is so important. Take care and stay safe, guys. ♡
wow, the semester is about halfway over and i haven’t posted a single picture of my sociology notes! haha here’s the first pic – featuring chapter 2 ofc bc i still don’t know how to post photos in a chronological order :^) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I’ve started reading the Aeneid some weeks ago, quite big and complex book, also fascinating and full of Homeric references. Latin isn’t an easy language and I can’t reading it nor understand it as I would so this Italian translation has been the most sensible choice. I’ve also got two more classics, sketching and watching old movies, and organizing my reviews this early morning; I didn’t get enough sleep since this week started but I feel great.
How to add elements of dark academia into your home life
1) conduct a tasting session using all the fancy foods you can find in your house, splashes of crimson wine or juicy grapes bursting with flavour or tangy cheese that melts away on your tastebuds
2) work your way through your own home library, searching for hidden gems of lost knights or weeping heart romances
3) share your secrets with the full moon, it gets lonely and enjoys the company
4) pour your frustration and anger and fear onto pages of emotion, create beauty out of your poison
5) write letters to your loved ones, scarred with your peony kindness and violet sweetness, either post them to remind them you’re thinking of them or if not store them, glowing and waiting for the day you can hand them over in freedoms person
6) soak up the vibrant spectrum of emotion bleeding out of classical music, shut your eyes and listen to the shaking violins and shouting trumpets
friday night but the stress ain’t lowwwww
OOOOOOOHHH see that girl, watch that scene, but through your window screen
You can dance, you can jive, but you can’t go outside
You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, now in quarantine