Scarves are really freaking useful. For one, they keep your neck warm and in doing so keeps the blood flowing to your head warm as well.
Also, if you’re in a car accident and you have a scarf in between your throat and the seatbelt and you get jolted forward, your neck is protected from getting rub burn or cut open depending on the seatbelt. I would know, this has happened to me. (We got rear ended in a hit and run, I was in the back and the car hit us right behind the drivers side where I was sitting.)
Can’t find any gauze? Use your scarf as a makeshift bandage until you can get help. Also works for tying a splint if you break a limb. Scarves rarely get dirty while being around your neck unless you’re really messy, so infections won’t be a problem unless your scarf hasn’t been washed in at least a week.
Fashion! Depending on the type of scarf (infinity, regular, thin fabric, silk, wool, cotton, etc) you can pair any outfit with them and look classy as fuck 😎. You can wear one anytime, even in the summer! (Go for the thinner fabric ones that aren’t infinity loops so you can tug it a little looser when its hotter than usual. Sweat plus a scarf is never a good combo.)
Instant comfort. If you have an anxiety disorder or PTSD, try wearing a loose scarf that you can feel easily and has your favorite scent on it, like a perfume or cologne or an air freshener of some sort, anything that reminds you of the feeling of being safe and comfortable. The next time you have a panic attack (it doesn’t work for everyone, but as i have anxiety I’ve found this is the best way for me to snap out of it and calm down), try pulling your scarf up, breathe in the smell, rub your fingers through the fabric, and try to concentrate on the memory the scent of your scarf reminds you of. This will hopefully remind you that you are safe and in the present time. :)
The final reason I always wear a scarf is because I just like wearing them. My favorite one is a wool infinity loop scarf that’s all different shades of blue~💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 plus I get very twitchy about my neck, and I don’t like people touching me there, even if it’s supposed to be comforting. It makes me feel like my neck is protected, and that eases some of the panic :)
okay, so first, i’m not entirely sure it actually is day 18 of the gradblr challenge, or if it’s day 19? i saw a bunch of day 18s and am making an assumption. either way, i’m very behind on my gradblrchallenge goals.
i’ve been sick since monday and today’s the first day where i feel a little less foggy and more capable. i just vacuumed my bedroom and the basement carpet and stares, threw a load of laundry in, and threw out a massive amount of kleenex that had been accumulating around my bed.
other goals for today? i either need to read a colleague’s paper for a workshop next week, or i need to write a response paper for econ soc. i don’t want to jump into anything bigger than that, since i had a pretty “big” morning and i’m still super tired. hopefully tomorrow i’ll be a lot clearer.
the downside is that i’m definitely not going to be well enough to go out tonight, as per my original plan.
Hey, reblog/like if anyone out there has watched a boot but is still dying to see the show live, it just doesn’t work out financially, geographically, or timewise (it’s already off Broadway/tour). I’m trying to make a fucking point.