I like online shopping, a lot. Its quick and easy and you don't have to change out of your pj’s. But sometimes you just have to get out of the house, even if you really don't feel up to it.
Your tired and cranky, you don’t know what to wear because it’s hot and the reason your going shopping in the first place is because none of your shorts fit. But you get up. You shower so feel a little more human and you find some comfy shoes so your feet don't start to hate you after walking around the first shop.
After you walk into that first shop and you look around at whatever occupies it, you start to feel better.
For me the shop that instantly makes me feel better is paperchase!
I went shopping with my mum. And it made me feel better. I found a pair of shorts that fit! They aren't so short that you can see my bum and they aren't too tight around my thighs that they constrict blood flow to the rest of my legs.
Throw in a few tops and some birthday presents for people; it was a successful shopping trip.
Even though my knees started to hurt after the second shop and I was utterly exhausted as we were shopping for around four hours, I really enjoyed myself.
If you are feeling down or not 100% and you think you could manage a few hours (or even just one) out of the house, I would recommend some retail therapy.
Treat yourself to something nice.
You deserve it.
P.S. I have recently discovered a poet, and the second I read this it hit home for me. I thought I would share it with you.
You are fierce. You're a survivor.
You're a fighter through and through.
Little brave, breathe.
There is a warrior within you.