Many of us have found more time to stay-in with recent events. Yes, it is *interesting* to say the least, but there are many ways we can focus our energy into something positive. Between course-work and remote-work, I have been focusing on self-care.
These products take care of my skin and help me unwind. Something about the floral and citrus scents put me in a more relaxed state.
I believe self-care is not only “beauty rest”; it’s also taking care of your mental wellness. Personally, I enjoy taking the time to reflect by writing journal entries. I also like to pick up a Jaqueline Susann novel or flip through a Cosmo or Vouge.
It feels good to do these things out of personal interest. I know too often I can get stuck reading because I have to and not because I want to. I find it valuable to take the moments I can to just crack a spine or write a verse for myself. It helps me to work through my thoughts and generate some creativity.
I asked on my Instagram what others do to practice self-care. I appreciate everyone that responded and hope their thoughts can give you some more self-care ideas! I know they inspired me to try some new things:
“journaling! tech free nights, movie nights, things that help be to distress! reading, etc” @mnpfeifle
“lighting candles and watching a movie” @katesmovingmountains
“bubble bath & skin care!” @siarahmaz
“writing in my journal or making an uplifting playlist” @nauticajanaee
“drinking a hot cup of tea” @sofabulousandfun
“remembering to give myself a mental break and be a little selfish every once in a while!” @maggie_galo
“listenin’ to music” @anmcclain
“I normally sleep or listen to a true crime podcast. I’m binging True Crime Obsessed rn.” @beautifully_avery
During this time it’s of utmost importance that you take care of yourself (and stay safe!). We are all in this together.