I think we've all had these times....many worse than others. Many causes..some minor, some extreme.
The remedy, however, is to do all the things that you don't want to. I'm not saying that you shouldn't sit in bed with some Ben and Jerry's, a T-Swift song, and a good 'ol cry. You should, I think it's important to face realities head on and let ourselves be upset about them. But we also have to learn to move on and learn from each experience. We can't cry in our sheets forever...we have to get out there. Exercise, get some sunlight, talk to trusted friends even if we don't want to speak. Write down your thoughts, rationalize them even if they seem completely irrational. Give yourself a manicure. Study, read, go to class...do what you have to do. Pig out on junk with some girlfriends, distract yourself, and eventually the pain will begin to fade. I think, I hope, I know. I'm a scientist; I have a formula and method for everything, including controlling my emotions. I usually find myself extremely emotionally stable (my friends constantly tease me for "having no feelings"), and I tend to not show them. I wish it were always that easy, but I totally started crying over a textbook in the library the other day. I took that minute to take a step outside, breathe, and put myself together.
So, obviously, I've wanted to look completely like a bum...but it's important to make ourselves look nice and feel confident in times like these. I didn't post and text for my "Plaid is Rad" post because that is how I was feeling. My good friend and I went out for brunch and some retail therapy. I'm thankful for such amazing friends who have been cheering me up in this time where I feel so unlike myself.
Yesterday I got myself to go to class and to Target to get some halloween candy for "the kids". If only Target sold wine, how much easier my life would be.
I feel like whenever I need a bit of perking up I wear hints of leopard print. It just adds a pit of pizazz to the bleakest of outfits.
Navy T-shirt-Uniqlo $15.00
Navy Headband-Harmon (pack of 5) $5.00
Uniqlo's Tees are SUPER comfy and good quality. Highly recommended for the price!
PS everything I buy on eBay is brand new in packaging...but a lot of it is from Asia so it just takes a while to get here. But, a $2.00 scarf, come on...worth the wait.