The world is a strange, stressful place to be right now as most of us are stuck at home during these uncertain times. Because of this, it is extra important to take some time for yourself to relax and calm your mind and body. Not sure where to start? Here are our five favourite ways to keep calm and carry on!
Nothing beats a bubble bath
Now that you have some extra time on your hands, take your self-care to new levels by having a luxurious bubble bath more often. There is no better feeling than lighting your favourite candle, dimming the lights and soaking your body in warm, soapy water for a while. According to a 2019 study, bathing can actually improve your skin and overall health as well as decreasing fatigue, stress and aching muscles.
You’ve probably heard by now how beneficial meditation can be, but have you actually tried it? When done for just a few minutes daily, meditation can help with stress, negative mindsets as well as blood flow and inflammation. If you’re not already convinced, it can also slow down the ageing process because of its ability to reduce stress and anxiety, so not only will you feel better, you’ll probably look it, too.
Hello from the outside
During times like these, especially if you’re working from home, it can be so easy to be cooped up inside all day. Spending too much time indoors can actually increase your skin’s sensitivity and have a huge impact on your mood and stress levels, so make sure you’re getting fresh air at least once a day, whether that be a walk around your garden or taking your office outside. Oh, and don’t forget to apply your SPF.
Move your body
This one might be pretty obvious to some but while we’re all stuck inside, it can be easy to forget to move your body. This daily ritual is so important for your mental health, strength and wellbeing, plus it improves circulation and encourages the flow of your lymphatic system, which is what detoxifies and regenerates tissue. So, do that at home workout or get out that dusty yoga mat – your mind and body will thank you for it.
Have a cuppa
Does anything warm the soul more than a hot cup of tea? Not only does tea feel like a hug in a mug, it can also benefit your mood and lower stress levels. Teas such as Chamomile and Lavender can also help you get a good night’s sleep which will allow you to wake up feeling more refreshed and relaxed, plus it’s perfect to sip on whilst reading a good book to pass the time.
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