Self care Ideas for those difficult lockdown days

April 24, 2020 in Lifestyle, The Lockdown series - No Comments - 3 min read

We are very lucky to be able to spend time at home and be safe. However, I really do recognize that mentally, it can be a bit of a struggle. I’m usually a positive person but I can understand why this lockdown and pandemic can be taking its toll.

So here’s a few suggestions on how you can practice self care during this time. I recognize that none of these options will fix our mental state just like that but taking the time for self care (that works for you) can be a real moody change, even if its just for a few hours

HAVE A FULL ON BEAUTY DETOX DAY

If you’re like me, your usual beauty regime can be very rushed and very much an express one. Spend at least half a day having a full on at home beauty salon treatment.

From your hair, all the way down to your toes, just spending time refreshing yourself can just make yourself feel that little bit better. So cleanser, exfoliate and facemask all you want.

TURN IT ALL OFF

The news is a lot right now. It’s hugely negative and overwhelming, I really feel that. This past weekend, I made the conscious effort to not watch or look for any news on the pandemic. Sometimes just having a couple of days living in a little bubble can really help me feel less anxious for a few days.

FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO

There are so many things we cannot do right now, they are beyond are control and that is just a fact. So turn your attention on things that are in your control and you can do. Anything from sitting out in your garden to cleaning out that messy cupboard. You can control that and if it makes youo feel better to tackle something, do it.

START A FUN LITTLE PROJECT

This one is of course, only if you feel up for it. Do something practical that could be really fun. On my to try lists is currently building a miniature house (I bought it on a complete whim & love the idea of it). I also have some cross stitch to try, which is something I used to love doing.

SET UP A WEEKLY CHECK IN WITH YOUR GROUP

At a time like this, we are really stronger together. I know this isn’t easy for everyone, but I really do encourage you to share your how your feeling with your nearest and dearest from feeling good to having a shitty day. It is good to share, its cathartic and can be really healing for your mindset.

Maybe set up one day a week where this is discussed just so its not too overbearing on everyone and yourself. Wellness Wednesday could work as a midweek check in.

I hope this gives you a few self care ideas if you’re currently stuck on what might make you feel that little bit better. It’s a trying time and I’m sure your doing your best. Stay home and stay safe.

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