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SELF CARE

Lucy Mitchell

Posted on April 10 2020

Now I don’t know about you, but I’m currently experiencing the case of not knowing what to do. I’m in a position where I don’t have kids to deal with and I still live at home with my parents.

Now is the time to look after ourselves. Obviously, it’s also about checking in (virtually of course) with our friends and loved ones.

But don’t forget about yourself. The happier you feel in yourself, the better mood and mindset you’ll be in to broadcast onto others.

During the time I’ve spent at home, my creativity level has increased! I’ve been doing paint by numbers (which I probably haven’t done since pre-school), baking things I normally wouldn’t bake and countless other things. It’s actually made me realise how much I enjoy painting and letting my creative juices flow.

Another thing I’ve been trying to do (emphasis on trying) is to wear anything else but trackies all day every day. Now I’m not saying to slip into your fanciest ball gown. However, if that makes you happy, then do it. Who cares. You’re in the comfort of your own home.

Sticking to a routine is also key to get you through this time at home. It’s an important life tool.

So, here is my self-care routine that I’ve been doing on a daily to help keep myself sane.

EMOTIONAL HEALTH

  1. Call, text or FaceTime a friend or loved one
  2. Meditate for five minutes or more
  3. Relax for at least two hours before bed
  4. Plug in devices to charge fully 

PHYSICAL HEALTH

  1. Move your body for at least 30 minutes
  2. Eating healthy
  3. Drinking at least 2 litres of water

SKINCARE

  1. Morning and Night
  2. Shower or bathe

OPTIONAL

  1. Apply makeup
  2. Get dressed for the day (even something as small as putting on pants)
  3. Write a journal entry
  4. Read a physical book
  5. Tidy up
  6. Nap

I hope you find this routine and ideas helpful. Obviously, this routine is subject to be different for everyone. I would love to know what is part of your routine?

Make sure you’re following the rules and staying at home.

 Lucy xxx

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