Your Quarantine Self-Care: 8 Ways
With the pandemic bringing us all down, it’s very easy to spiral into neglecting yourself and your needs. In our second lockdown in 2021, making a conscious effort to take care of yourself is on the agenda. If you don’t know where to start, Botanic Hearth has 9 tips to help you be more mindful of your self-care routine this summer. Keep reading to find out how to make the most of your time at home!
- Make a List
Lists can be a helpful way to organize your thoughts and motivate yourself. Traditionally, making lists has been associated with mundane tasks. However, there’s no reason why you can’t make one suited to your needs. Even if the list constitutes something as simple as the things you’re grateful for or the tasks you want to accomplish in a day, it’s never too small. You could even list the things you will do to incorporate self-care into your routine for example the skin and hair products you want to use.
If you have reservations about doing funny yoga poses or buying a luxurious yoga mat, don’t! The truth is, meditation is not just yoga. It’s about taking a few moments out of your day to relax and breathe it all in. This could be as easy as sitting on your bed, crossing your legs and closing your eyes for 15 minutes. This helps you keep calm and focus your thoughts. Don’t be afraid to light a few scented candles while you’re at it to promote a relaxing ambience.
- Eat Mindfully
If you’re separated from your family at this time due to the pandemic, meals can get pretty lonely. One way to alleviate the pain of being away from home is to focus on your food while you eat. Laying out the table especially for yourself and sitting down to have a good meal can be an excellent way to care for yourself. Maybe making some decadent desserts to indulge your sweet tooth wouldn’t hurt either! And if you’re with family, an excellent way to feel inner warmth is to sit down with them for every meal.
- Drink Water
Drinking water is essential to your well-being. Ensuring that you are hydrated is an important step in self-care and in adulthood. When you’re hydrated, you’re refreshed and energized. Moreover, it does wonders for your skin, hair and nails. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day can be incredibly beneficial for your health. If you don’t like the taste of water, mix it up by adding lemon slices or berries in your water to improve the taste.
- Take Regular Baths
This may sound like a no-brainer but with the lockdown, a lot of us aren’t on good terms with our shower. A nice way to make your baths more interesting is to incorporate products that smell and feel wonderful on your skin. Bath bombs and shower gels really elevate the bath experience. Moreover, hot water feels really relaxing at the end of a long, hard day.
- Put Your Phone Away
Nowadays, we’re using our screens almost all day. With constant Zoom calls, online classes and working from home, our phones are indispensable. However, they’re potentially making you more and more anxious. One way to counter this is to designate a time in the day where you put your phone away. Whether it’s to spend some time with family or meditate for a few minutes, taking a break from your phone is an act of self-care.
- Skin Care
Skin care is a wonderful way to give yourself a little extra love. The best part about skin care products is that you can play around with them all you like so they’ll never get boring. Putting on your favorite face mask, scrub or moisturizer is a great way to take care of your skin. Alternatively, if you’ve never tried any products before, browse online to find some that suit your skin.
- Hair Care
Lockdown is the perfect time to work on your hair. You can explore different kinds of oils and hair masks to your heart’s content because no one is watching!
Oiling your hair regularly promotes hair growth, shine and strength. Moreover, oiling your hair, or getting someone to do it for you, is a relaxing process that feels really good! Hopefully, these simple tips will help you find a way to give yourself a little more tender loving care in quarantine.