PMS SURVIVAL PACK

To contrast the previous playlist I made about anger, I’ve made one on being cheerful, a sort of medicine for pms. The songs are happier, the colours I’ve used are lighter and the drawing on the front is calmer.

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The album was made to go into my PMS survival pack, which I finally constructed! The sandwich tin was my decided container, as it has a sentimental value to me that brings me great joy, and so is appropriate in times of stress.

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Here are some photos of it’s various stages and organisations. Each time I did a shoot the content was organised different but with a similar structure, for example the cd’s and pads go in first, and the chocolates are placed one on top of the other along one of the sides of the tin.

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Stop motion gifs might be my new favourite thing,,, it only felt appropriate to make one of my kit.

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PMS survival pack: analysed

  • camomile tea – an effective, natural way of putting me to sleep, for when I’d rather be asleep than deal with life
  • yorkshire tea – a temporary content calm
  • sentimental oversized t shirt – for wearing, super comfy and doesn’t require any other restricting layers- optional extras may be mens boxers and an oversized sweatshirt. this is a simpsons top my boyfriend gave to me to wear to my first festival, he’d grown out of it from childhood.
  • people who love you – you need to be reminded that you’re loved, but asking for it is annoying so have a reminded, family photos, photos of your friends
  • happy photos – to remind you of happier times
  • familiar films – there’s no point watching something new or complicated, there’s always the risk that it will trigger a mood swing or bore you to tears, so old, familiar films that you’ve seen a thousand times help. for me, howls moving castle and harry potter.
  • diary – to write down every mood swing and every emption you feel, rather than telling the whole world.
  • pens – to write down these feelings
  • happy playlist – to cheer yourself up/keep angry mood swings at bay
  • angry playlist – to fuel anger if that’s what you feel appropriate
  • alcohol – to drink with a friend who you’ve synced with, or a friend who’s willing
  • music – joy
  • black pants – incase it comes
  • pads – incase it comes
  • tampons – incase it comes

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