Self-isolation can be difficult and exhausting, we’re all learning an unfamiliar routine with a wave of new emotions to deal with.
Your productivity and mental health could be affected and that’s totally normal. However, now is the perfect opportunity to start taking care of yourself and giving your body and mind some well needed TLC. If you have kids like me, then there are still ways to practise self-care at home. Here are some tactics to help you get through the lockdown.
Skin and body care
Who doesn’t like a nice warm bath with some candles and music? I know I do! However, it’s not always easy to achieve that, especially with children. One way to treat your body to some love is to invest in a good face mask. Sheet masks are pretty good and relatively cheap, but they’re not as effective as cleaning your skin properly, I would advise buying a mask that suits your needs and skin type, you can find great ones on Body Shop for example. If you’re really trying to save some money, try a DIY mask!
If you have a moment to spare, now is a great time to get started on that recipe that you’ve saved on Pinterest 2 years ago. You could learn how to bake more advanced cakes like a Black Forest Gateau or a Lemon Meringue Pie with your kids, maybe challenge yourself to vegan or egg-free recipes. If you don’t feel like baking then you could totally jump on the post-Easter offers and get some Easter Eggs.
Missing your friends and family can be tough at times, there are now loads of apps to help you connect with them, you can chat and even play games. However, if you’re overwhelmed with the constant need to connect and socialise, it’s totally ok to take some time for yourself and recharge your social battery. You don’t have to be on your phone talking to your friends every night and taking screenshots to share on social media, it’s fine to enjoy some alone time. It’s all about finding a middle ground that works for you.
Meditation and yoga can be a great way to learn to let go of any anxieties and worries you may have. You don’t need much to start with, you could simply spare 5-10 minutes every morning, before the day starts, to sit and take some deep breaths. You’d be surprised how much it can help you to tackle the day with a good mindset. Yoga can take a bit more of your time and dedication but will help release any tensions that you may have, it also helps with more restful sleep.
And you, how are you spending your time?
Disclaimer: Collaborative post