Sophie Rosie

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I'm neglecting the basics of self-care, but I just can't snap myself out of it.

I'm neglecting the basics of self-care, but I just can't snap myself out of it.

Things are a bit sh*tty at the mo. There's a lot going on and I really, really just want everything to be ok again. I'm trying my best, though. I'm trying to keep myself busy and throw myself into work and do the best that I can in every other aspect of my life. However, when you're feeling this down and low, there's a whole other side and part of you that people don't see. There's the 'normal-and-happy-Soph', that turns up to work with a coffee in hand and smile on her face, tricking the world into thinking that she has her shit together. There's the 'social-media-Soph', that continues to tweet and post on Instagram as if nothing's wrong. And then there's the girl that no-one sees. The girl that's neglecting the very basics of self-care, but just can't snap herself out of it.

Things are a bit sh*tty at the mo. There's a lot going on and I really, really just want everything to be ok again.

I'm trying my best, though. I'm trying to keep myself busy and throw myself into work and do the best that I can in every other aspect of my life. However, when you're feeling this down and low, there's a whole other side and part of you that people don't see.

There's the 'normal-and-happy-Soph', that turns up to work with a coffee in hand and smile on her face, tricking the world into thinking that she has her shit together. There's the 'social-media-Soph', that continues to tweet and post on Instagram as if nothing's wrong. And then there's the girl that no-one sees.

The girl that's neglecting the very basics of self-care, but just can't snap herself out of it.

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Neglecting basic self-care.

- It takes all of my energy just to clean my teeth in the morning & before bed.
- I couldn't tell you the last time I wore make-up.
- Or did any kind of skin-care.
- I only wash my hair when it's absolutely necessary (i.e once a week. I just don't have the energy.)
- If I don't have any absolute plans, I can not get out of bed in the morning.
- I haven't tidied my room in weeks.
- Or opened the curtains.
- It takes me days to reply to text messages. Sometimes I just never do.
- I have 10 million things to do but haven't done any in forever.
- I get home from work and get straight into bed.
- The only meal I have is lunch. Other than that I'm currently surviving on coffee.
- I cry. A lot. Basically any time I'm not actively doing something.

Everyone loves to read and write about self-care in more complicated and postive ways, and I've done it myself too. Writing about things like treating yourself when you go shopping or lighting candles and running a bath.

But what about those days and weeks when you don't have the energy or the motivation to clean your teeth or brush your hair, never mind get yourself in a bubble bath or get yourself dressed to get to the shops.

This phase will pass, eventually. I know it will. I'm heading home for Christmas next weekend which will do me a world of good. I'll be out of London and back in my favourite place with my favourite people. I'll be back with my family who never fail to make me laugh and put a smile on my face. I'll be reunited with our dog, Jake, who makes the best therapist and is too bonkers to not make anyone smile.

I know that I'm not alone in feeling like this, and I guess I just wanted to write this for myself, as well as anyone else. To say that those days where you get up, clean your teeth and brush you hair. When you get yourself dressed and out the house and make yourslef a cup of tea and a hot meal. Those days can be as much of an achievement as any other day.

Soph

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