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With a global pandemic running rampant, being shut at home has taken its toll on each of us, physically and mentally. With an overload of information available, it is easy to get lost in all this noise. At crucial times like this when uncertainty and anxiety are looming over us, self-care should be at the top of your quarantine to-do list. We have compiled a list of things to help you care for your body and mind as we make it through this together.
With your mind racing with an overload of news and updates, taking time to unwind and give yourself a break. Meditating every day for even 10 minutes is proven to help with relaxing yourself every day. Paying attention to your breathing and focusing on only that is essential to improving your mental health. There are several videos and classes available online and it is easy to find one that interests you. Including meditation into your daily routine will alleviate anxiety, stress and will make sure you get some time to unwind by yourself every single day.
Build your Immunity
Being mindful of your immune system and working towards making it stronger is ideally recommended by health professionals at the moment. We’ve got an easy DIY recipe for an immunity-boosting drink. Starting off your day with this will not only assist in building up our immunity but will also help you detox from within.
1 cup lemon juice
3 teaspoons of turmeric powder
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
1-inch piece of ginger, crushed or thinly sliced
1 cup honey or jaggery.
Boil the ingredients until they reduce to a slightly thickened mixture. Once it has cooled down, strain and then store it in a bottle and refrigerate.
Mix 2-3 spoons of it into a cup of warm water each morning. Add a spoonful of apple cider vinegar if available.
Take a Break
With our phones in our constant reach and the news at our fingertips, a sensory overload that will overwhelm you is on its way. Taking a break from the news and social media will shield you from getting stressed and overwhelmed. Instead spend time doing an activity that will not only keep you busy and distracted but will also help you feel productive.
Pamper Your Skin
Now that we have all this time on our hands, the best thing to do is use it to do all those things you want to do but never find the time to. Indulge in a luxurious skincare routine with your favourite products and DIY masks to help pamper your skin. We’ve come up with a few easy-to-make 2-3 ingredient masks to get you the healthy skin you always wanted.
- Bentonite Clay + Apple Cider Vinegar – Cleanses pores deeply.
- French Green Clay + Aloe Vera Gel + Honey – Works wonders on dry skin, fights acne scars and helps with tightening.
- Turmeric + Bentonite Clay + Apple Cider Vinegar – Perfect for acne-prone skin.
- Rosewater + Cucumber + Yogurt – The go-to for glowing skin.
- Rosewater + Honey – Intensely hydrates your skin and helps seal in the moisture.
Each of these masks is super easy to make and comprise skincare MVPs. So take your pick, put on your face mask and go take a break while you let it work its magic.
Staying at home all day shouldn’t turn you into a couch potato. Make sure to get 30-40 minutes of exercise daily. Working out not only helps keep you in shape and helps you stay healthy, but it also releases endorphins that make you happy and play a crucial part in your mental health. There are various classes and videos online so go and discover your favorite kind of workout and make it a part of your daily routine. There is everything from yoga and aerobics to Zumba and kickboxing. Take your pick!
While this quarantine is looming over our heads, it is important to remember why we are doing it. Thank yourself for playing your part and keep yourself busy and distracted as you care for yourself and your loved ones. This is the time to discover new things that relax your body and mind.
Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.