Is it a rest day for you? A recovery day?
Do you ease up on all the typical daily self care items Lipedema requires, or do you find Sundays are the only days you can squeeze them all in?
Mine included Retail Therapy today. Which actually started last night (and for the past couple weeks, if I’m honest, not the buying, but the mental shopping), when my world got quiet, and the stress began melting away, I began the actual buying…
Funky new sneakers by @converse an incredibly fun purse by @studiocult.co (yea, it is a binder clip design 🤯with a cool school paper print lining), and artwork by one of my favorite artists @josielewisart
I LOVE CREATIVE PEOPLE
I use art as therapy, something I found lots of people with chronic illnesses do, it is a way to cope, heal, and remember that we are more than our condition.
I think retail therapy is similar. Seeking out items that attract you, and bring you joy to see, that can take your mind off stressful situations, or vulnerability you feel.
Buying funky shoes and a purse for fashion sake, is not something I have done in a while, I’m usually looking for items to make living with Lipedema easier.
But fashion is a big part of me, it is what I went to school for, and Art is a big part of me.
Not letting go of those parts of me is healing, and what Self Care Sunday means to me today.