Because sometimes you really need them
I know I'm a person who every once in a while becomes overwhelmed in a debilitating way and I have always felt irritated and ashamed of it. But I've come to realise that there are simple ways I can remedy it - one thing I like doing is getting a GIANT white piece of paper and making a haphazard mind map of all the things I have swimming around in my head. It is good to get them all out and implement a new perspective. A little pick me up is good too - a short moment to soothe the self before the first thing is dealt with.
I decided my pick me up would include some of my favourite things:
The smokiness of Russian Caravan tea
The the tart sweetness of Swedish jam
and softness of ricotta cheese
the silkiness of Kitten's fur
when she rubs up against the clothes basket
The morning sun through the ferns
and the warm prickle on my toes
And here I am now. Feeling calmed and so much much less whelmed then I was before. I'm drinking a tall glass of water and I've already made a few phone calls. My headache is clearing and I'm actually smiling at how ridiculously worked up I was in bed with the covers over my head.