prioritize & practice self care! i recently went through a difficult time where i felt very insecure, but i decided to list daily goals & self-care projects to accomplish. i focused on cleaning / organizing my environment first, then i focused on my physical self. there’s tons of things you can do for self-care! for me, i like to do things for my skin & hair so i bought new oils to try.
taking care of yourself is important & in doing so, you remember that you’re doing what you need to do to reach your goal! why compare yourself to others when you’re in the process in leveling up & every day you ascend?
*looks in the mirror*
I’m going to get everything I want because I deserve it because I am a wonderful person. I am kind, caring, intelligent, inspiring, giving, beautiful, talented, selfless, focused and ambitious. I deserve everything I want and I will get it. I will get it because I speak it. I will speak it into the universe and it will materialize via hard work. I will never stop working.
Honestly.. When PoC get to an age where they are able to deeply realize and internalize how intensely and directly racism affects them, as well as able to recognize the little racial microaggressions against them, it truly IS a traumatic experience. Its draining and depressing and painful and scarring. It can very easily make you lose the will to do anything or dream anything. And that is something that whites will never experience, thus never understand how deep this goes.