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Considering the state of things, I think it's a pretty safe assumption that you can look around and see that something needs fixing- something that you could help change for the better. Let's face it, the news cycle has been tough- Healthcare could undergo big changes or big cuts. Or perhaps you disagree with certain legislation, or feel like the denial of climate change is an issue. Maybe you're upset about the state of our education system, or deforestation, or any numbers of things that could use a little help from y-o-u. I firmly believe that it is our civic and moral duty to leave the world better than it was when we inherited it - so pick a cause and go fight the good fight! You can email your representatives and members of government or people of influence at big companies. You can start a blog, or just re-post (fact checked) information or start conversations to spread awareness. There's a lot we can do, so let's go do it!
Journaling is such a great way to get your thoughts out! Whether you need to vent, set goals, create a plan, jot down ideas, track your water intake- whatever! Journaling is a great way to get things off your chest and it also gives you a chance to look back at what you've written for a different perspective. Re-reading a good vent journaling session may give you a clearer insight into what is bothering you. Looking back at goals you've previously set gives you an idea of where you are now and how far you have to go to get to your goals - or to see how much your goals have changed! To help inspire me to write, I bought myself an insanely fabulous journal that fits into my purse and I take it everywhere so I can write whenever the mood may strike. (Like a bar in New Zealand, shown above.)
Long Luxurious Baths / Epsom Salt Baths
With Fibromyalgia, chronic pain is a big part of my life. To help my body and my mind relax, I like to take next-level amazing baths. First I prep my space- I usually add something that smells amazing if my nausea isn't too bad (candle, bubble bath, essential oils, etc.), and if my muscles need it (which they usually do), some Epsom salt to help draw out toxins and relax my muscles (I have some lavender scented Epsom salts that I use pretty often which is good for a more mild scent). Then I bring out the big guns- I have a bath tray table and a bath pillow (both of which I got great deals on on Amazon), so I set those up, then I'll either grab a book, put on some music, or take in tablet for Netflix- plus there is usually a glass of wine or tea and some water and I give myself the time to soak and relax and have myself a fabulous and relaxing bath.
Female Empowering "Self Help" Books
This may sound hokey, and for anyone who isn't into "growth" this may not be for you, it took me forever to get the on train personally, but I am so glad I did! I'm so into this whole women-helping-women movement that is happening right now and there are so many great books out there written by women to help women, and I CANNOT GET ENOUGH!! Girl Power Forever! One of my favorite authors in this arena is Cara Alwill Leywa, and one of my favorite books of hers is Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur, but her first book The Champagne Diet: Eat, Drink, and Celebrate Your Way to a Healthy Mind and Body is a great place to start to get to know her "story" and what she's all about. I follow her on social media and listen to her podcast Style Your Mind as well - she's totally my current Girl Guru Crush! Other books that I have recently gobbled up are You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero, Happy Bitch: The girlfriend's straight-up guide to losing the baggage and finding the fun, fabulous you inside by Karyl Pesce, Radical Self Love by Gala Darling and of course, the one that started it all, #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso.
*This post was originally featured on our Founder’s personal (discontinued) blog, and was copied to The FSC Blog with full permission.