A Guide to Taking Care of Yourself During the Pandemic
Yes, we know that your hands are way too dry from hand sanitiser and that your mind is burnt out from reading obsessively about covid-19. It’s time to pay attention to your mental, emotional and physical needs to re-centre your energy and revitalise that inner glow. Here is a helpful guide to taking care of yourself during the pandemic:
Release Your Inner Main Character
You are the main actress in the story of your life. So control the script, the stage and even the costumes (wink). Dress up at home, take those selfies, work on a new aesthetic if you’d like and start plotting your long-term goals. You want to learn calligraphy, explore a new side hustle or dabble in a bit of gardening? Go ahead. Release that main character energy!
Sleep Like the Queen That You Are
Good sleep hygiene exists. If you’ve been tossing and turning lately, pay attention to this bit of advice. Soak in a luxurious bubble bath using Lux body wash to relieve your stress before bed, turn off all digital devices an hour or two before you tuck in, and stick to a sleep schedule.
Fuel Your Body
We can’t stress this enough, honey – stick to a well-balanced eating plan and drink plenty of water. Eating healthy reduces your risk of heart disease and increases your energy levels. If you’re working from home, eating healthy also helps improve your mood, so family and friends will often feel uplifted by your positive vibes. An excellent mindfulness tactic is to take time to enjoy your food and appreciate its ability to nourish you.
Laugh Because it’s Good for You!
We’re talking about belly laughs, chortling, ridiculous giggling and those laughs that end up in uncontrollable snorts! Laughter is an emotion that has the power to renew and heal you from the inside out. Nothing works faster to re-centre your mind and body than a good laugh. Share jokes on a group with family and friends, watch funny clips that are doing the rounds online, or this might sound crazy, but laugh out loud when you’ve had a funny thought!
Listen to Music, Read Books or Watch Your Favourite Series
There is absolutely nothing wrong with zoning out to your favourite form of entertainment. If it’s bopping to the latest Tik Tok hits, reading a swoon-worthy romance novel, or guessing which main character survives the episode, if it makes you happy – it makes you happy. It’s as simple as that.
Don’t Shy Away from Asking for Help
Asking for help requires vulnerability and trust. Instead of reaching out feeling burdensome or anticipating rejection, acknowledge that we all need a helping hand and someone willing to listen. It is essential to adopt a mindset of ‘we are all in this together’ during these uncertain times. Helping is rewarding for many because it’s an opportunity to offer support and to connect. Please don’t underestimate the odds that others will help you.
While you’re at it, explore our fabulous Lux library for more tips on self-care, relationships, beauty and style.