With most of us staying home quarantined due to the worldwide pandemic, self care is now more important than ever.
These times can be stressful for many. However, with all this time on our hands during quarantine, we finally have the opportunity to treat ourselves to self care! Why not? Lack of time can no longer be an excuse. Whether it be our mental or physical state, we must take this opportunity to focus on our well-being.
Why self care?
Self care is necessary as it allows you to sustain a healthy relationship with yourself mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Putting yourself first occasionally will not only improve your relationship with yourself but your relationship with others as well. Paying attention to your own needs and attending to them will allow you to be the best version of yourself, which can uplift others around you.
A Few Self Care Tips
Give Yourself a Break
Take a break from work or school. Yes, during this time, it can be hard to stay motivated to get your work done, whether it is for your job or school. However, constantly sitting in front of your computer working without taking a break can be very stressful for your mind. Take a few breaks while doing your work to help relieve your mind from being overworked.
Divide your tasks up and take breaks in-between. Whether your responsibilities include running errands, cleaning the house, or doing the laundry, do not try to get them all done at once. Space your tasks throughout the day. For example, once you finish cleaning the house, take a break, and do anything that relaxes your mind by yourself. Whether it is reading, taking a walk, or quietly sitting down and closing your eyes. Take that time for yourself to unwind and recharge.
Explore a New Hobby
Try out that new hobby you keep putting off. Has there been a hobby that you always wanted to try, but never had the time to explore? Now is the perfect time for you to get out of your comfort zone. Whether it is gardening, sewing, baking, painting, or playing an instrument, discover a new hobby that you are passionate about and allow your mind to be at ease.
Try it out with a friend. What better way to connect with your friends while social distancing? Sharing a hobby will help keep your friends connected during a time when many may be falling out of touch due to the lack of seeing one another. Compete, compare, or simply share with your friend your process and progress of your new hobby. You and your friend may both take on gardening, in which case you can share how your flowers or vegetables are growing. Not only will this improve your relationships, but it will enrich your well-being by finding a new hobby you enjoy.
Take a Walk in Nature
Walk to the park. Constantly staying at home can make you feel confined, lazy, and unmotivated. Taking a walk through nature can rejuvenate your energy. Just stepping out of the house and getting a few moments of fresh air can revive you. A walk to the park, observing your surroundings, feeling the fresh breeze, and the sun on your skin can clear your mind and help to put it in a state of serenity. Taking a walk in nature, while maintaining a safe distance from others, will stimulate your physical and mental health.
Simply walk or jog in your neighborhood. Not everyone has a park near their home. That does not have to stop you from getting your daily walk in nature. By simply walking or jogging in your neighborhood, you can gain the same revival of energy. You do not have to walk to the park to feel nature’s touch and benefits. You will be able to have the same breeze, warm sun, peace, and comfort of devoting time to yourself.
Watch the sunset. It may sound silly, and you may ask, “How is watching the sunset connected to self care?” For one, watching the sunset gives you a reason to go outside and rejuvenate your energy. Furthermore, sunsets can be extraordinarily beautiful and breathtaking. Just by watching the sun slowly disappear behind the horizon with the beautiful colors blending to create an unforgettable picture, you become lost in time and begin to appreciate the Earth. Watching the beauty of one of the world’s many natural phenomena can be soothing and peaceful to our mental and emotional state, putting us in a better mood.
Take a Bath
Bring out the bath bombs. Taking a bath can be very relaxing. Not only does the warm water hydrate your skin, but it also allows your mind to feel secure and relaxed. Whether you choose to listen to calming music or read your favorite book, being alone in the tranquility of a bath will ease your mental state. Don’t forget to throw in your favorite bath bombs, salts, and soaps and soak your worries away.
Add other elements and essentials to your preference. You can add items such as flowers and candles to create a serene, calming atmosphere. Other elements you can bring along that will satisfy your taste buds can be a cup of tea, a glass of wine, or even some snacks. Taking the time to create a peaceful bath environment can enhance the experience.
Set up a spa setting at home. While taking a bath can be a part of a home spa, you can further your pampering and self care by setting up a more relaxing environment. Clean up your bathroom, light the candles, soak some hot towels, put out your favorite flowers, and turn on some calming music. If you want to create a more spa-like experience, put on your comfiest robe.
Give yourself face and body skin treatments. Pamper yourself even more by giving yourself face and body skin treatments. Throw on a face mask, clean your body with exfoliating salt scrubs, massage your feet, knees, and elbows with LeChat Spa CBD foot balm, and put on moisturizing lotion. And of course, don’t forget to place cool freshly slice cucumbers over your eyes to complete the home-spa experience.
Give Yourself a Manicure
Tend to your nails. With quarantine in place, when was the last time you got your nails done? Pamper yourself by tending to your nails. Clip and file your nails, clean up your cuticles, and then moisturize your nail beds with LeChat Spa CBD cuticle oil. Not only will this make your nails feel and look better, but you will also feel more confident and positive with the gorgeous nails you created yourself.
Treat yourself to a set of nails. Is there a set of nails that you have always wanted to try out, but never had the chance? Get out of your comfort zone and paint a new set of nails on yourself that you would not normally wear. Looking for nail inspiration? Check out some of the most popular Fall nail trends here!
What Steps Will You Take?
These tips are not the only way to treat yourself to self care. You can boost your physical health by eating nutritious meals or sticking to a daily exercise routine. You can tend to your mental and emotional health by writing in a journal or letting go of toxic relationships. During this quarantine, take time for yourself and enrich your well-being to keep yourself motivated.