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Real Self-Care: Soft Things

This post is part of a month-long series on Real Self-Care for world-changers. It’s about the experimentation: figuring out what works for you and following your heart. Simple, messy and everything in between. Self-care should be custom, intuitive, feasible and kind – to serve your actual life.

Soft Things

Today’s self-care prompt is about two things. On the surface, it’s about surrounding ourselves with soft, cozy things–it’s about keeping ourselves warm and paying attention to texture. But I’m also interested in how soft and tender we ourselves can be, and how we can honor this vulnerability.

I’m an absolute sucker for soft, warm, fuzzy things. I’ve always been a chilly person, temperature-wise, so I’ve designed my apartment to honor that. In every room, there’s some sort of coziness in which to wrap myself. Vintage sheepskins, wool blankets, cashmere throws.

My interior design instincts point toward having a cardigan on the back of every chair. One of my favorite belongings is my wool blanket that comes from Prince Edward Island. Oh, and my boiled wool slippers. (They’re a game changer for keeping your feet warm at home, especially if you have hardwood floors.)

I love cozy things. I just do. I have been in the process of really paring down my belongings. But I still like layers and softness and one too many blankets.

When I’m feeling a little tender, I ask:

How can you make it feel just 10% cozier?

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Because this is how I want my home to feel: welcoming and warm and tender. It’s how I want to feel when I’m at home: wrapped in softness and delicious texture – protected so that I can be vulnerable.

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