Depression is easy. You don’t have to do anything to be depressed. You can just lay in bed wearing the same sweatpants for a week. In fact, you probably will. Self care, however, is so annoyingly difficult. You have to meditate, and drink green juice, and love yourself, and do hot yoga in a room filled with other people’s farts. Can you guess which way I’m swinging on the depression/self care meter?
It’s okay to oscillate between depression and self care. It means you’re human. It also means you’re not giving up. That’s the most important part. Slipping back into depression after you’d been doing so well taking care of yourself isn’t the end of the world. You got out once, and you’ll get out again. Okay? Okay. Now that we’ve established we’re all okay and doing our best, let’s enjoy this list of tweets we can all relate to on some level.
someone: so how's life going?
— Elly Belle ? (@literElly) September 11, 2017
me too bitch you ain't special https://t.co/FhnXbPSJAM
— beef romanov (@NECROMANClNG) September 2, 2017
Me taking underserved breaks in the name of self-care after doing bare minimum. pic.twitter.com/XEMPKWgF68
— ? (@ThirdEyeShawty) October 1, 2017
all I do is say "no worries" and worry about things
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) August 24, 2017
I feel you, vending machine, I feel you. pic.twitter.com/FlwDGkp61K
— Chris Pramas (@Pramas) September 10, 2017
When you're dying inside but you have to keep on smiling pic.twitter.com/7vvaernvOP
— First World Pains (@FirstWorldPains) September 12, 2017
self care is the MOST important thing !!! ? wear a facemask. drink water. take a nap. take a bath. quit ur job. post 500 times a day. gossip constantly. alienate urself from anyone that disagrees w u even remotely. wear a hazmat suit. move 2 a bunker underground.
— Brandon Wardell (@BRANDONWARDELL) November 15, 2017
No sign has ever encapsulated my life more than the one this woman is wearing pic.twitter.com/eWFVita7Dx
— Tim (@Playing_Dad) September 7, 2017
new self care: talk to myself the way I talk to dogs.
-hi sweet girl
-want a treat?
-ur so chubby & cute
-need a nap?
-what a good girl
— Mackenzi Lee (@themackenzilee) September 4, 2017
when everything that could go wrong goes wrong, but youre still ok pic.twitter.com/NwcCAF7Bhn
— Natalya Lobanova (@NatalyaLobanova) May 6, 2016
BACK TO SCHOOL
OR IF YOU ARE AN ADULT
THE WHEEL CONTINUES RELENTLESSLY SPINNING LARGELY WITHOUT CHANGE
— NOT A WOLF (@SICKOFWOLVES) September 5, 2017
self care is listening to the same song on repeat for 12 hours
— common sad girl (@sadgirlkms) April 30, 2017
sorry for the delay in getting this to you! I waited until the guilt of putting it off started to keep me awake at night
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) September 4, 2017
Me, talking: Self care is so important!!!! ???
Me, thinking: It's funny that you think you've earned even a second of rest you worthless sa
— Studio Glibly (@NoTotally) April 29, 2017
me tweeting pic.twitter.com/HuHl7nSCsg
— Adam (@adambyrne_) September 4, 2017
*tries to balance self destruction and self care*
— attitude (@chevleia) April 17, 2017
THERAPIST: do you want to talk about
ME: no no nO doc that's a load bearing neurosis, you move it and this whole thing comes down around us
— meth lab for cutie (@AliceAvizandum) August 29, 2017
me: *eats one piece of fruit for the first time in weeks*
me: self care is so important!! love urself!! ur body is a temple??
— indie (@INDIEWASHERE) April 8, 2017
hey button, guess who is president right now pic.twitter.com/6a9n1sloqL
— Scott Wessman (@scottew) August 30, 2017
[spends hundreds of dollars on indulgences]
[spends days without doing any work]
[sleeps all day]
it's self care
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) February 26, 2017
took a DNA test and found out I'm 100% back on my bullshit
— root beer float fan account (@chelseaamac) August 24, 2017
when you find a regular self care routine that gives you room to stabilize and decompress from work and the drama of personal relationships pic.twitter.com/BIAXCyJdyR
— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie) April 6, 2017
Me, 8AM: O Universe hear me as I set my intention of self-care and discipline for the day.
Me, 6PM: pic.twitter.com/pRGqNzlTpN
— Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff) July 8, 2017
15 years ago, the internet was an escape from the real world. Now, the real world is an escape from the internet.
— Noah Smith (@Noahpinion) August 28, 2017
SO MUCH of my self-care advice is “get drunk and watch Independence Day.”
— Kendra Alvey (@Kendragarden) February 2, 2018
i can't wait for the winter depression to end so i can get a start on the spring depression
— thedayofthedot (@thedayofthedot) February 10, 2016
To manage my deep stress, I am making a list of things that are okay pic.twitter.com/MBnhpmx39L
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) January 29, 2017
Depression isn't just about being sad. It's also about questionable late night Amazon purchases.
— H. Alan Scott (@HAlanScott) April 2, 2015
I'm assuming self-care is lighting candles before you masturbate.
— Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) May 3, 2017