Have you ever wonder how you can take care of yourself, especially during this pandemic? It is no doubt that these uncertain times feel overwhelming. We are surrounded by stressful news, long work-from-home committed hours, and even caring for yourself and your family. What do we have in response to these things? Anxiety, fear, sadness, and even anger are some of the emotions we may feel, alongside feeling helpless, unmotivated, and sometimes out of control. These reactions are just the tip of the iceberg. Physical responses can also be manifested, such as headache, fatigue, sleeplessness, and muscle tension.
This is why it is extra important to look after yourself from time to time before taking care of the people you love. While much stuff we usually engage in is no longer applicable these days, there are still many simple routines. On top of eating healthy, we can do things to maintain our well-being, which, by the way, can be done at home.
It is pretty well known that exercise provides many benefits to both our physical and mental health. Since most fitness establishments remain closed, many people started working out in their homes’ comforts, thanks to YouTube and other apps. So if you are thinking about joining the bandwagon, you can search up Chloe Ting or Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. They could really help in building your home-based fitness routine. You may also check out fitness instructors who adjusted to the new normal to teach you and monitor your workout online.
Practice self-care with essential oils
If you are one of those who are not enticed by essential oils, it is time to reconsider. Using essential oil does not only give your room a better aroma, but it also helps you concentrate on your wellness. Essential oils have been shown to lighten up moods and bring on a feeling of peace. Here are some types of essential oils and their benefits.
- Peppermint: To boost energy
- Lavender: To relieve stress
- Rose: To improve mood and reduce anxiety
- Chamomile: To relax
- Jasmine: To help with depression
- Lemon: To aid digestion
Drinking a lot of water every day is crucial for many reasons, especially during this pandemic. Having enough water will help maximize your physical performance, positively affects brain functions, and eliminates toxins and other bacteria. If you want to tweak a bit how you stay hydrated, you can infuse your water with natural flavors such as lemon, lime, cucumber, or mint.
Enjoy a refreshing body scrub
After working the whole day, would you not crave a relaxing bath? Add to your bath ritual a good body scrub! Body scrubbing is one of the trending ways to pamper your skin. Removing your dead skin cells leaves your skin smoother and softer. There are a lot of affordable body scrub products and variants that you can buy in the market. You can also make a homemade body scrub by mixing lemon, sugar, and honey for whitening or coffee and honey for skin softening.
Relax with the beauty face mask
Pretty sure you can relate that when you wear a face mask every time you go out, it sometimes causes an acne breakout. Why such irritation? Well, our face also needs to breathe! This is why having a moisturizing face mask at least two times a week would help maintain and maintain our skin hydrated. You can try the clay mask, sheet mask, or a home remedy mask. It is simple, but it guarantees relaxation and a lot of good benefits.
Need we say more? It is not new to say that good sleep is highly required than everything else. Just take this as a reminder. Getting enough sleep helps our brains function usually. Our body has enough power to be inspired and do something every day. So, get at least 7-8 hours of sleep daily!
A lot of things are happening right now, and they are in a way stressful. But the good news is, we can actually do something to take care of ourselves as we strive to lessen the physical and emotional effects of the pandemic. Do not forget to take extra care of your body and mind with the tips mentioned above. Staying fit and healthy nowadays is a must.