I rarely paint my nails because I'm constantly trying to kick the habit of chewing them, but something about just diving into nail polish today - however sloppy - makes me feel a little lovelier and more put together. All of a sudden, cleaning my room, doing laundry, and writing my daily 500+ words for Camp NaNoWriMo all seem easy and downright exciting. Also, painting my nails always discourages me from biting them - don't want to have to redo them, after all. I hadn't really thought about the practical and emotional benefits of this act, but they're certainly there.
So...if you find yourself in a rut, maybe a good first step is a very small touch of special self care.
Copyright Alexandra Lucas 2015