7 Ways to Adopt Self-Care at The Comfort of Your Home
Most of us nowadays are homebound or at least home more often than usual, our mental health has become a top priority. Me-time is sometimes last on the agenda, we can sometimes feel guilty about taking the time required to take care of ourselves. Changing your routine doesn't have to be very drastic, however, self-care during self-quarantine can be exciting and something to look forward to. Here are some golden tips to get you started with your self-care routine.
Find joy in mindful cooking
Try paying attention to the smells, textures and taste of everything you’re chopping up and prepping. Taking care of yourself comes in many forms and finding gratitude for the food that nutrify you is an easy way to aide in positive thoughts and joy. Try this delicious Roasted Pumpkin Soup for a hearty dish that adds lots of nutrients to your meal.
Hydrate, and make it fun
Mocktails are trendy these days and you can go beyond with them by adding products from like açai, probiotics, and more. Tune-up your body with hydrating drinks that may include antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. You can pimp up regular water by adding carbonated water for a fizzy kick. Drop-in some berries and fresh slices of lime, lemon, or cucumber for a refreshing flavor. Hydration is key, so take it on a whole new level.
Declutter your fridge
Give your fridge a break and toss anything that's been sitting there for so long. Or don’t. Do whatever you want as long as it brings you joy and peace of mind. Our advice, a neat and organized fridge will do.
Turn your bathroom into a spa
Brighten up your bathtub and bring yourself happiness by scattering flower petals into your bathwater. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils, we recommend using soothing flowers like lavender, jasmine, geranium and orchids. Don't forget to turn on your favorite chill-out music playlist on your speakers, and most importantly, to light up some candles for a better relaxing experience.
Exercise daily or at least 3 times a week
It is universally agreed that exercising is good for us, but do we know how good it is? Daily exercise can help you both physically and mentally, boost your mood, and lessens stress and anxiety. Not to mention, it will make you look extra sexy.
Take care of yourself to be able to take care of more things
Taking care of plants or growing potted herbs can bring us comfort. Not only will you feel satisfied watching something grow under your care, nurturing plants can be a reminder to stop and smell the greens. If you’re growing basil, rub the leaves between your fingers for quick aromatherapy. Don’t know where to start? You can easily regrow some herbs and fresh produce at home. We’ve already gathered some pro tips to get you you started.
Develop a better sleep routine
Sleeping can have a big impact on how you feel both emotionally and physically. Getting less sleep can lead to major health issues. By making sure your bedroom is the best perfect place in the house, you surely will be able to have a goodnight's sleep. Drink noncaffeinated herbal tea, and make sure you have stopped eating at least 2 hours before you head to bed. In addition to that, do not distract yourself with your cellphone, you can silence it and turn on your sleeping mode once you put your head on your pillow.