As I sit here to write, we are in week 5 of social distancing. Self care looks much different than it used to even a few short weeks ago.
I know first hand how hard “YOU” time is between home schooling, working from home, taking care of your family and pets and keeping your house clean and un-cluttered. I’m speaking to myself as much as I am talking to you when I say, find at least a half hour a day daily. It is crucial to have quiet or to do something you enjoy especially now.
It used to be much easier to grab some alone time, a quick run or even a spa treatment. All of these things are not possible RIGHT NOW so I wanted to come up with a list of things that you don’t necessarily need to leave the house to do.
-Wake up 15-30 minutes before the rest of the house and establish a morning routine.
-Take a 1/2 hour walk/jog around your neighborhood.
-Use a fitness app to do a quick workout, yoga or whatever exercise you like.
-Learn to meditate.
-Light a candle and take a bubble bath.
-Color your hair.
-Do a mini-facial with one of those cool paper face masks.
-Buy a fashion magazine and read it cover to cover.
-Take a ride in the car by yourself.
-Create a custom perfume with essential oils.
-Give yourself a mani and pedi with a bright spring nail polish color.
-Go to bed early and read a book in your favorite genre.
-Buy a puzzle and work it on daily.
-Buy colored pencils and an adult coloring book.
-Find a craft on Pinterest that catches your eye and have fun making it.
-Take a nap in the middle of the day.
-Watch your favorite teen movie from your youth.
-Do a make-up makeover on yourself.
-Create your own high energy music mix and then dance like no one is watching.
-Find a mind-numbing tv show to binge watch.
-Make chocolate dipped strawberries and eat them.
-Have a zoom call with a friend.
Hopefully you can find a handful of things up your alley in this list.