Ican’t believe I’m sharing this story out loud. But I feel like I’d be doing every girl that ever muttered the word self-care a disservice if I keep this to myself. Tonight I tried something for the first time ever. I had already marked off on my calendar (I’m one of those people) that tonight from exactly 8-9:30 I was going to have “self-care” time. After all, if you don’t put it on your calendar, you won’t make time for it right?
Self-Care. What exactly does that even mean or look like? I’m not entirely sure but nevertheless, I thought it may be nice for myself so I got home from work, fed myself and drew up a nice, hot bath. This wasn’t just some normal bath, though. I gave this relaxation time and an extra dose of special attention tonight. I pulled out the Epsom salt and candles like I was expecting some smoking hot man to join me. It was like a date night though, but with myself.
Melting. That’s a term that I would like to use to describe what it’s like to take a lifted bath. You can quite literally feel the stress melt off your body.
I’ve never been crazy confident in my naked skin, but there is something about cannabis that I believe, taps you into this space that turns off the self-judgment. That negative self-talk you brought in just giggles its way out the door on the corners of a weird smile slapped on your overly satisfied face. Life is good. Everything is as it should be. You, in your little bathtub, in the cute house on Kansas.
All those titles put on you during the day, they have no place here because not one of those titles is the truest thing about you. There is nothing that could penetrate that moment of pure and glorious S P A C E.
This is one of the things that cannabis helps me with. It helps me slow down long enough to pay attention to the blessings I’m given, the uniqueness of each season I’m in and the how easy it is to do something so small as take a nice bath after a long day to really show yourself some love.
Don’t end the day only thinking about all the things you have still to do, but applaud yourself for being the freaking badass you are and even if you only accomplished one thing off your huge to-do list, that’s something to celebrate.
What does your self-care ritual look like? Is cannabis a part of it? Tell me in the comments.