If you are thinking about self harm or other self destructive thoughts, please dont give in to the thoughts. NO matter what you are going through the pain will not solve your problems. The thoughts may say that hurting yourself will help, but it truly wont.
I used to self harm. I used to give in to the thoughts of despair and hopelessness. I did it because the thoughts claimed it would help. It did not. In the end not only did I not feel better, i was now ashamed that I gave in. I was ashamed that I wasn’t strong enough, wasn’t good enough, wasn’t happy enough.
What I didn’t realize was I was already strong enough and good enough for being human, for being alive. Sure I wasn’t happy, but self harm wasn’t the way to become happy. Happiness will come in time and I just had to realize that.
When I stopped depending on self harm to feel better, I actually started feeling better over time. Sure there are still good days and bad days but now the good days way out number the bad.
So please, don’t give in to the thoughts of self harm. You deserve so much better.
So I bought a betta tank plant terrarium and I put this together. I am so pleased with it! It has a baby Fern and Scottish Moss. I decided to keep my lucky Onyx Shark in it (he’s special because I found him with a broken tail at the crystal shop and he was glued back together by me). There’s also a bunch of crystals that were gifted to me, beach glass from a place I call “home” and just all around awesome good vibes. More than anything, this was a self-care, self-healing and self-love project. I poured a lot of love and energy into making this and I want to keep healing and growing!!!
See all the positivity posts you read? The ones about self care and self love and validation? All those posts apply to you too, those aren’t just for everyone else. You are just as important and just as deserving as anyone else and I want you to know that. If you’re reading this, please don’t exclude yourself from the positivity. It is meant FOR you. You DO matter. You ARE included.
This will be my first post on places to get inexpensive items for you!
DOLLAR TREE!!! I can not explain my love for this store to be honest. Now it may be an obvious store for budget friendly people but I know many people may not think about going there for items for your altar, spells, etc but it is my go to place for all of my items! I will list below all of my favorite items you can get from there! Also they always get in new items all the time so I go quite frequently to see what I can pick up! And of course everything is $1 so to be honest it can’t get any better than that!
SALTS: 2lb boxes of sea salt, regular table salt, and they will even sometimes have pink Himalayan sea salt! Do I even have to mention why this is useful? Well I will anyway! Salt is like the boss of protection and purification. Use it in baths, spells, throw it around the house to keep negative things out, use it when you cast circles, etc. Salt is the bomb I my opinion. And why not get a huge box of it for $1?
SPICES AND HERBS: they have amazing spices to be honest. (Not just to use for cooking which I do) but they have cinnamon, parsley, ground sage, Basil, oregano, ground cloves, All spice, Ginger, etc. You can use these in jar spells, dream sachets, cooking spells, etc. They are fantastic especially for beginner witches who don’t want to spend tons on dried herbs or can’t find them locally outside in the wild or like those who live in a big city far from lots of nature where it’s hard to grow them yourself… Or for those who don’t have as much of a green thumb!
CANDLES!!! : THIS is one of my favorite sections at the dollar tree. You can probably get a better deal for bulk tea light candles somewhere else like Walmart but the dollar tree has amazing tall pillar candles, Scented candles, cute jar candles, Mason jar candles which obviously you can re-use for spells or storage! They have candles in different colors as well! For those who don’t like much flame they have great battery operated candles as well!
GLASS CONTAINERS AND JARS: THEY HAVE SO MANY GLASS OPTIONS! I love finding glass bowls, jars, vases, cups, etc you name it. All can be used for your altar for decor, spell work, collecting water, mixing stuff in, and anything else your little witchy heart desires to use for a glass container!
FOOD ITEMS: *PLEASE be aware to look at expiration dates and read labels. In my experience I’ve had no negative ones as of yet and I’m very sensitive to food and such* I Love getting my baking soda, sugar for offerings or spell jars, candies for offerings, sweets for the fae, jelly (I love their preserves they are delicious! The strawberry and raspberry ones are a house staple), Crackers, unsweetened apple sauce (it’s fantastic), teas (LOVEEEE THE TEAS they have fruit teas, camomile tea, green tea, black tea, and more) these are fabulous to use in spell work or just to drink, and mainly anything a kitchen witch or just a witch in general wants to use for offerings. *I do not advise on getting any meat or dairy products for obvious reasons. Though their vegan spring rolls are my go-to and the dark chocolate covered banana slices are also amazing in the freezer section along with their frozen fruit and vegetables I always make sure to get the ones grown in the USA. *
Fruit infuser tumbler cups! Need I say more?
CRAFT SUPPLIES: GLITTER, PENS, PENCILS, STICKERS, TAPE, FLORAL WIRE, FAKE FLOWERS, WREATH WIRE, FLORAL FOAM, WOODEN DOWELS, GLUE, ROCKS, SHELLS, SAND, YOU NAME IT ITS ALL THERE!!!! Anything you could possibly need for your journal, spell books, spells, etc. Everything is there!
BATH SUPPLIES: GLAMOUR, RESTORATING, AND SELF LOVE BATHS HELLO! they sell Epsom salt, good bubble baths, bath loofas, scrubs, soaps, anything your heart would want for a bath spell! I love getting my favorite brown sugar vanilla bath soap mix it with some Epsom salt and sea salt throw in some green or black tea and have myself a self love and clearing bath!
There are a lot more wonderful things that can be found at your local dollar tree! Those are all the top categories that came to my mind. Next blog post will be on online websites that have inexpensive things for my lovely witches out there! Sending blessings to you all!
My disability isn’t an “ability,” and it does hinder some things in my life. However, I’m proud to be who I am and a big part of my identity would be missing if I wasn’t disabled. After so many years, I’ve embraced it as a part of me. I enjoy the lessons it has taught me, and the perspective it has given me. I’m proud to be who I am, and I can only hope my fellow disabled bloggers feel the same. If not, I have faith in you to get there!
I just wanted to stop by and remind you to take a little time everyday to appreciate yourself. You deserve appreciation and recognition for all you do. Even if you feel like your achievements are small they are still achievements, and your life is something to celebrate. I’m proud of all of you who keep going regardless of what is thrown at you, and you may be stronger than you think! ♡
I’ve been avoiding selfies that show more than my face because I’ve gained weight and I’m not loving how I look lately. I guess I should probably start trying harder. Or trying at all, if I’m being honest 🙈