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self-care friday

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Happy Friday! This is a reoccurring post I’ve thought about doing for a while, and now seemed like exactly the right time to start it. Every few Fridays, I’ll share a few self-care tips to get your weekend started off right. Cool?

To Buy // New Underwear

Y’all, I may have started this series just so I could share my love of buying new underwear. It became a self-care strategy back in my hotline days, but has become one of my favorite things to do. Buy a pretty pair, replace your ratty or too-tight old pairs, buy 10 pairs at once so you have literally more than a week’s worth. I am a huge fan of these from Gap, but also love buying a pack or two of Calvins to mix things up. My favorite shapewear undies are by Yummie, and I like them because they’re not at all constricting, don’t show lines, and are super soft. Lastly, since Valentine’s is just around the corner, you can’t go wrong with something pretty and lacy from Natori.

To Listen // Process by Sampha

Sampha is an artist I’ve been following through his features on other artists albums, like Solange’s latest. He finally just dropped his first album, Process, last week, and I’ve been listening to it non-stop since. Some of the album feels like meditation, while other songs make me cry, so fair warning that his beautiful voice may bring you the therapeutic tears you didn’t know you needed. My favorite tracks so far are Blood On Me and No One Knows Me.

To Follow // Motivational Tattoos

My latest illustrator crush on Instagram is an account called Motivational Tattoos, which is exactly what it sounds like. Their claim to fame are definitely the band-aid-shaped temporary tattoos, stickers, and even enamel pins, but the account is full of encouraging illustrations to help combat the yucky feels scrolling through Instagram can sometimes give us.

To Read // A Beginner’s Guide to Reading Palms

I’m actually in New Orleans for a little work trip as you’re reading this, and one of the things we’ve got planned is a palm reading. As I was poking around the Internet for something fun to share, I happened upon Refinery29’s palm reading guide for beginners. If you’re into that sort of thing, it can be a cool way to get in tune with yourself from a new perspective. If it seems a little out there for you, the distraction of learning about something new certainly doesn’t hurt!

To Watch // Cupcake Icing Gifs

I’m going to share this without commentary because it’s just that good. Especially number 10.

What self-care practices did you do this week or have planned for the weekend?

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