By now we’re all very aware of the global pandemic that is Coronavirus and how we can help avoid the chances of catching or spreading the virus. Many countries have gone into lockdown, many families are in isolation or quarantine and during a time like this, self-care is more important than ever. Whether your area is in lockdown yet or not, it’s essential to take these tips into consideration so that if and when you’re in isolation, you can take the best care of yourself and your family as possible.
Not being able to leave the grounds of your home doesn’t mean exercise has to stop. While you might not be able to do your usual bench presses and concentrate on particular areas, you can still continue to exercise using things you can find around your home:
- Use water bottles or other objects around your home as weights to help build your core strength
- Move furniture and clean behind it and kill two birds with one stone
- Try meditation and yoga to practise flexibility
Try out new meal ideas
Now you’ve got plenty of time on your hands, it’s the perfect time to try out new meal ideas! With all of the panic buying, why not take this chance to pick up what’s left on the shelves and create new meals for you and your family to enjoy? You could get everyone involved in meal time to help eliminate some of the boredom!
Take time out for you
One thing many families are struggling with is being cooped up together for a long period of time. Take time for yourself by doing simple things such as:
- Taking a long bath
- Reading a book
- Pampering your skin with all-natural products. Synergie skin has a handy feature on their website that allows you to determine what kind of products your skin needs based on your skin type.
- Take up a hobby, or continue with a current one that you can do from home such as crocheting, blogging, or even gardening.
Get plenty of sleep
Let’s face it, most of us don’t get enough sleep every night, so use this time wisely! Sleep is one of the most important bodily functions as it helps replenish and rejuvenate the body in many ways. Go to bed early, sleep in a little longer, or even take a mid-afternoon nap and within a few days you’ll begin to feel like a new person.
Do those odd jobs
How can doing those odd-jobs around the home be considered self-care, we hear you ask? Completing half-finished jobs and taking care of repairs around the home gives you a sense of accomplishment. Not only that, but it will also help fill your time with something productive and if you’re not currently working, give you something to concentrate on where you’d usually be working.
Self-care, good hand-washing techniques, and your government’s advice is the best thing you can listen to right now. Practise these things and when the pandemic is over you’ll be feeling refreshed and better than ever!