Don't forget to breathe. 🌾

Written by Frankie and Friends General Store - January 21, 2023

slow fashion, slow living, minimalism

Don't Forget to Breathe.

Have you been holding your breath for better news these past few months?

If you are like any of us, I want you you to know that being a little overwhelmed with everything going on around us this year is probably the only normal thing right now. Waking up to uncertain times is hard, especially when you're going through it alone. A big part of that anxiety is because of the lack of control we have over what comes next. So here are a few things that help me embrace slow living and realize that maybe control was never there in the first place so we can come to terms with the beauty of the present. Exhale. You are going to be okay. 

1. Feel Nature

Take off your shoes and set up a space in your garden or balcony where you can can do a light stretch while touching and smelling plants and flowers. Take back your mind from the what ifs, to what you can actually see, feel, and touch right in front of you. It will bring you to the present moment, and help you enjoy the little things.

Shop this handy hand-loomed Round Towel
We love this ethical handmade piece by Wvn! This handwoven towel was created by a community of local weavers in La Union, Philippines. 


2. Inhale Goodness

Dwell on the positive. With so much noise taking up our mental space, take every thought captive and focus on what is good. Know you are loved, taken care of, and never alone. Supplement it with lowering your stress hormones by inhaling all-natural essential oils that help you relax and believe that good things are coming your way.

Tip: The Scent of Sweet Orange brings about a positive mood and relieves anxiety
Enjoy slow living by adding hints of natural essential oils to your day by using a diffuser, or creating your own oil blends with any carrier oil.


3. Take a Warm Shower

While saunas and hot tubs may be closed, try to linger and decompress by taking longer showers. If you have a tub or a basin, you can also soak your feet in these pink himalayan and charcoal bath bombs. This makes for good detoxification of mind and body.

Click here to enjoy your next bath with these Bath Bombs
We are obsessed with these detox bombs that help us relax and clear the mind. Take on a more holistic approach in clearing the mind and body from toxins.


4. Write it Down

Jotting down your thoughts can really help ease anxiety. When you put your thoughts into writing, there's a sense of releasing and lifting up to prayer. Hope is something instilled in all of us. Let's take this time to pause and reflect on who we actually put our faith in these trying times. We might just end up finding real Joy and contentment, one that isn't bound to our circumstances.

Shop the Undated Daykeeper Journal: Comes with Stickers and Post Cards

This undated planner starts with an area of your life that you want to change first, before breaking it down to goals, habits, and tasks. We love the frequent prompts to be grateful for the little things too. 


5. Change it Up

Put on your best-looking self and chat with your friends over a video call, Sometimes self-isolating can make you forget about taking care of you, and how you look. Put on that dress you've been saving for your night out, spray on your most expensive perfume, glam it up with a little sparkle and a glass of wine. Celebrate light and easy conversations with your best friends to give you that inner glow boost you need.

Get that glow: Shop Glow Bombs in Stardust and Solstice 

This cruelty-free glowgasm highlighter is one of the cult favorites of 2020. We love using it even on casual days.

Shop entire Self-Care Edit Collection 

Whatever your choices for self-care may be, know that you are wonderful and ready for such a time as this. You are not alone in the struggle. Have a restful weekend ahead.

Jammy 🎇

P.S Send me an email at if you ever want to chat about how you're coping with 2020, and if you have any suggestions as to what you want to read or see in Frankie and Friends General Store. 

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