While self-care is always a good idea, due to recent events it’s something that’s necessary now more than ever. Since almost everyone has shifted into a new normal routine of working from home, there are a few things to keep in mind while these changes are taking place. Achieving a healthy work/life balance from home isn’t as complicated as you might think. Since all of us are practicing social distancing, it’s imperative to make the most of your time at home while taking care of your mind and body. Keep scrolling to read steps that you can take towards accomplishing a nourishing self-care routine while at home.
Did someone say multi-mask?
It’s true that how we spend the first few minutes of our day can really set the tone for how we feel for the rest of the day. As humans, it’s natural instinct to immediately pick up the phone upon waking, start scrolling through Instagram, checking emails and reading news updates. But what if we were to start the morning off in a completely different way? A simple self-care idea is morning medication. Morning meditation is a perfect way to get centered before the workday begins, and you don’t need to be a master to accomplish this task. Whether you need to repeat some calming mantras, sit and practice deep breathing, or take some time to stretch and wake your body up, there’s something for everyone with guided meditation apps, and all you need to do is hit the download button. Apps like Headspace, Calm, and Stop, Breathe & Think are all great resources to get your morning off on the right foot.
Create a Spa Experience Right at Home
Having self-care items on hand at home that create a relaxing environment like your own personal spa is key for maintaining a healthy self-care routine. Since the majority of self-care happens after a long workday, it’s good to have your go-to treatments in place so you don’t have to think twice about it.
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Want to keep going? Draw yourself a bubble bath, put on your favorite face mask, and light a candle that smells nice to help you wind down and decompress. Diptyque’s Feuille de Lavande candle is great to light during a bath, due to the fragrant lavender scent. Sit back, relax, and let all the calming benefits sink in.
Get Video Chat Ready
If you’ve got a day of video conferencing calls ahead, there’s a few easy self-care things you can do to get ready that take little to no time at all. Before hopping on Zoom, apply GrandePOP Plumping Liquid Blush to the apples of your cheeks. This will wake up your skin in seconds, and adds the most beautiful flush of color. Plus, it’s infused with VinUplift which gives a nice cooling and tightening sensation on the skin for a fresher looking appearance. Applying a volumizing mascara such as GrandeMASCARA will help you achieve a wide-eyed awake look, even if you’ve only been up for 30 minutes. If you really want to fool your colleagues into thinking you spent a lot of time getting ready, your final step can be GrandeLIPSTICK in shades “Mauve Along” or “Red Stiletto”. Infused with the transformative power of lip plumper, you’ll be more than ready to go.
Hang Out With Your Furry Pals
Whether you’ve got a dog, cat (or both) it’s proven that hanging out with your furry friends can help lower stress levels, be a great source of calming energy and immediately put you in a good mood. A simple self-care idea is to carve away some time to cuddle, pet, or play fetch with your animals to get your mind out of work mode. Just having an animal around while you binge your favorite show or enjoy a cup of tea will put your mind at ease. Your animals are most certainly loving that you’re home more and now is a great time to give them some extra attention.
Embrace a New Hobby
It’s never been easier to start a new self-care activity. Been wanting to learn how to paint? Maybe try out a new recipe? Now is the time to come up with some new hobby ideas that might have been put on the back-burner due to a busy social schedule. Whether it’s finally mastering your book list or experimenting with baking some fresh bread, you’ll love the fact you’ve got the time to explore new ways of being creative around the house. Lastly? Be sure to cut yourself some slack and don’t put too much pressure on yourself to get it all done. Now is an important time to love yourself, spend time doing things that you enjoy and make your health a priority.
Take great care of yourselves-
Ashley Rebecca, Makeup Artist