How To: Self Care During Quarantine
I’m not going to lie, these past couple months have been rough! The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has uprooted all of our lives and has been devastating for so many. With the build up of fear and uncertainty it is easy to allow feelings of anger, sadness, or despair to take hold of us. This does not mean you have to give in! By taking the time to focus on your physical, emotional, and psychological well-being during quarantine you can positively impact your overall health.
Here are 5 ways to self care at home:
Maintain A Routine - it’s important to maintain a routine not only to keep yourself organized but to promote wellness and combat dips in your mood. Set your alarm, get dressed, and be intentional about your day (week). You don’t have to get stuck in rut and should certainly incorporate different activities but keeping a routine will help you maintain a sense of normalcy.
Pamper Yourself - Give yourself a facial. Put on your makeup. Style your hair. Maintaining your beauty routine may seem frivolous but feeling good about yourself can help boost your self confidence. So even if you’re stuck in the house, throw on a pair of Klass Act Beauty lashes or quench your skin with organic body butter. If it makes you feel beautiful, then do it.
Virtual Dates Are Everything -there are so many advances in technology today that it has become easier than ever to stay connected. Virtual meetups is a great way to chat with your loved ones and still receive social interaction. So whether you’re joining your family for morning coffee or your ladies for weekend mimosas take advantage of these awesome tools.
Exercise - daily of exercise of at least 30 minutes is recommended to help boost and support your immune system. Exercise is also a great outlet to release stress and manage anxiety. Incorporating meditation into your exercise routine is also a great way to improve your mood and foster a positive impact on your mental health.
Give Yourself A News Break - it’s important to take breaks from watching or reading news stories (this includes social media). It can be upsetting to continuously hear about the pandemic and can increase your stress or anxiety levels. Make a conscious decision to do something else and protect your peace!
Until next time,
Kristina (with a K)