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Soothe Yourself With This Video of Sophie Stanbury's Shining, Bouncy, British Hair

Gif footage via YouTube.

Here’s how I am going to achieve calm: I am going to think about Ladies of London star Sophie Stanbury’s incredible, lustrous hair. It gives me great personal joy, and I will not apologize.

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Look at it:

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Breathe into it:

Feel your pain melt away:

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I have lately found myself trying to channel Sophie Stanbury’s effortless joie de vivre, although that has been difficult, as I am not an independently wealthy and modelesque British mother of two with perfect highlights and Prince Harry’s number on my cell phone.

Luckily, Sophie has a relatively terrible YouTube channel where I can watch her talk about her personal grooming routines in poorly lit videos, and holy shit, I could do this all day? “You want to give your hair a reeeally really good brush,” she instructs.

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You want to give your hair a reeeally really good brush.

You want to give your hair a reeeally really good brush.

You want to give your hair a reeeally really good brush.

I don’t know, I kind of feel better.

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Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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Here’s a good place to start a stress self care thread. How’s everyone doing? How’re you managing the existential dread?

Personally, I’m having frequent panic attacks and an abnormally high resting heart rate. My cardiologist has put me on a beta-blocker (which I hate because it makes me fatigued and fat), but I’m hoping to learn how to manage my stress without Metoprolol and Xanax. I take hot baths and talk to my boyfriend.

What about y’all? How do you practice self care during these times?