with these people ok

my lil tips for feeling better

face:

  • wash your face at least once a day, with a cleanser and a moisturizer that works for your skin (you can add a toner and serum to the routine too)
  • keep a lip balm on you at all times
  • please try to remember to brush your teeth. i know, you’re very sleepy and your bed is very comfortable, but still
  • try out some face masks every once in awhile!

hair:

  • find a shampoo and conditioner that really works for you and makes your hair smell nice
  • try to skip using the heat tools and embrace the natural look, your hair will thank you for it
  • deep conditioner? hair masks? argan oil? go for it
  • for those of you with long hair: keep a hair tie on you at all times

hands:

  • keep a small hand cream in your purse to keep your hands from getting dry after washing them
  • maybe keep a cuticle cream in your purse too? (it really helps me stop picking at my cuticles because this motion is actually a good kind of fidgeting instead of harmful, and it keeps them from drying out in the process)
  • paint your nails a light beige/pink neutral color. it’s subtle but looks so elegant and goes with everything

body:

  • moisturize!!!!! after every shower!!!! whether it be lotion or coconut oil or what, it’s important!! dry skin is uncomfortable and does not make you feel better
  • find a perfume you like and spray it on whenever you need a lil pick-me-up. smelling nice = feeling nice
  • take a multivitamin every! day!
  • and take your medications! don’t forget!
  • try to incorporate eating something kinda healthy every day (maybe just one fruit! that’s all!)

Reminder that tumblr is not ‘anti recovery’ so much as full of really fucking bitter nd people for whom recovery has been either extremely difficult or flat out impossible.

The whole ‘suffered for a few years, gained access to therapy and meds, and then got better within months’ recovery story is not everyone’s story. It’s great, and I’m sure we’re all happy for the people whose recovery was that straightforward, but it’s not everyone’s story.

Some of us have fought tooth and nail pretty much our entire lives.

Some of us have had access to therapy and meds since pretty much the beginning, it just didn’t help.

Some of us have lived a life full of brief semi-recoveries followed by hard relapses.

Some of us have tried all of these recovery ideas multiple times and failed to improve (because surprise, they don’t work for everyone!).

Some of us have had to listen to the ‘eat a better diet’ ‘fix your sleep schedule’ and ‘exercise/do yoga’ shit from condescending nts (including therapists) who just can’t understand why their amazing advice isn’t working for us over and over and over again for years on end.

Because it works for most people? Why isn’t it working for you? You must not be trying hard enough… You just have to push yourself more! Do you even want to get better?

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no I have never heard of the date tech volleyball club I swear I do not know who they are

Person: “This character’s design is unrealistic. You said they’re an adult but they look like a highschooler, that’s bad design. :^/”
Me: *A person in my mid-20s who is still mistaken for a Highschooler on a daily basis* *Looks at half my friends in their mid 20′s still mistaken for HS students.* *Looks at my friend who in High School was always handed the Children’s Menu at restaurants* “Look, buddy–”