December 16, 2020 4 min read
While we are in a life-altering season filled with quarantines, lockdowns and many additional stressors, practicing self-care is more important than ever. Whether you’re finding yourself busier than usual or with more time on your hands, it’s vital to set aside a moment just for you. So, we have compiled several ideas for self-care that are easy to incorporate into this ‘new normal’; simple tricks that draw your focus away from stresses and back to happiness.
Interested in learning how to boost your self-care routine? Keep scrolling for some great tips to start trying today.
Just because it feels like everyone on Instagram is perfecting their headstands or running daily 5ks, that doesn’t mean you have to follow the same exercise routine – it’s all about personal preference. One person’s soothing barre class might be another’s muscle-twanging nightmare, which is why it’s important to find a workout that challenges your body but calms your mind.
It can take a few tries, but once you’ve got it, you’ll experience that endorphin-releasing high. Plus, right now, there’s a host of free exercise classes you can explore on Instagram and YouTube. Use this as a chance to trial a mix – from boxing and dance to pilates and tai chi – and you’ll soon see why the most rewarding fitness goal is better mental health.
Communication is key right now, so reach out to supportive friends and family whenever you need to talk – even if it’s just to tell them about your latest bake. (Ours is CBD brownies.) Talking your feelings through can lighten the load and help you see your worries in a new light. Plus, with video calls, simply glimpsing a familiar face can give you a pick-me-up. If you don’t feel like talking to someone you know, you could also look to online support groups, like Turn2Me, where the groups are completely free and run by qualified professionals.
When you’re running on empty, it’s natural for bad sleep habits to form. You get up, you go to work, see your friends, travel home, then only have a small window of time to relax and unwind. Cue late nights and poor sleep (Which can lead to insomnia, which CBD has been shown to help with.) For many, lockdown has changed all of that; you’re not spending evenings doing long commutes, and you might not have to get up as early as you used to.
Instead of using this as a chance for long lie-ins, see it as an opportunity to reset your sleep, swapping late nights and early alarms for early nights and waking naturally. You might struggle to drift off at first, so try winding down with a book and a cup of chamomile tea an hour before bed. Try adding a dropper of CBD oil to your tea, like our Liposomal CBD Oral Drops.
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