It’s All About You: Self Care Basics

It’s All About You: Self Care Basics

Posted on by Jenny Ho

With the global pandemic going on right now (COVID19) UK Government have recommended we all self-isolate, social distance ourselves and to avoid social gatherings, restaurants, pubs and clubs. During these times, having our routines disrupted can be extremely worrying and stressful, not to mention it affecting our mental well-being.

Working on our mental health needs to begin immediately, not only is it important for this moment in time for ourselves but for long term health and wellness of society at large. Act now and help prevent the spike of mental health during the novel virus, coronavirus (COVID-19). Together we are stronger – let’s flatten the curve.

Below are a few things we recommend during this bizarre and dividing times.

Self Care

With so much going on in the world right now, it is the time to up your self-care game. Do it for you, for your own mental health and wellbeing. From exercise, beauty and mindfulness it’s important to incorporate things we love into our lives. Whether it be running a bath, challenging yourself to a new exercise, practising applying false eyelashes and trying out a new cake recipe, we all need to do something we love. 

Lastly, limit the amount of news you are reading on social media. If you’re an anxious person, it’s important we stay informed on what’s going on, but vital they’re from trusted resources. Give yourself a break.

Remember, it’s not selfish to take care of yourself. 

Life Admin

Take this opportunity to reassess your life journey. Not just the ‘to-do’s’ of the day but the to do’s of life. This can vary from life cycle events to getting on top of your finances.

Remember that challenge you set yourself? Now is the time to hack into it and prioritise you over others. Don’t like certain things taking over your life? Change it. The only way is up girl. Also, stop procrastinating. It’s easier said than done, but we believe once you focus on your perceptions on what you have to do to complete the task, you can.

Strengthen Connections

There’s nothing more soul destroying than being isolated from your community and loved ones, and now is the time to reach out and strengthen your connections, and for those whose families are on lockdown, now is the opportunity to spend quality time with them.

With coronavirus spreading like wildfire it’s crucial we stick to the guidelines of social distancing and self-isolation. There’s no excuse to not connect with each other in this digital age. Set up a phone call, facetime, do what it takes to check up on one another.  

Fresh air

With the government announcing non-essential contact with others during this outbreak it’s still essential we go outside to get fresh air – Just remember to maintain your social distancing of two metres in public. It might be a good idea to go out in the garden and to avoid crowded areas.

Don’t let this virus get to you, and practice self-care.

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