Daily Luxuries and Self-Care Tips
During our regular life, it can feel like life moves so fast that there isn’t time for life’s little joys. The days can move so quickly that you don’t even know where the majority of it has gone! Even though we would all like to return back to normalcy, now is our opportunity to appreciate all of life’s small details that we’ve been overlooking. If getting cozy on the couch while watching Netflix is your jam, then we’re here for it. However, if you need a little inspiration for how to spend your days, we’ve got you covered.
Stop and Smell the Roses
Whether you live with a large family, a few roommates, or a pet who begs for constant attention, working from home definitely comes with a load of new distractions to deal with. Sometimes, it can feel like we are overloaded with so many things to do that keep us from getting our work done. Nonetheless, we can’t forget about the most important luxury we have during this time: time itself. If you’re feeling unproductive, remember how much time you’re saving by not driving to work and sitting in traffic. If you’ve had the discipline to remain focused on your work, think about how much extra time you have to share with the ones you love. Even if you’re sticking this quarantine out as a team of one, there’s nothing wrong with giving yourself a little extra TLC. Want to spend an extra 10 minutes enjoying your morning coffee, or watch an extra episode of your favorite show? Don’t worry about it! We’re with you, experiencing life’s daily luxuries together.
Self-Care Tips and Tricks
Keep this in mind: self-care is selfless, especially right now. In order to be your best for those around you, you need to take care of yourself first! Self-care is a wide category, but face masks are a good place to start. If there’s a face mask in your cabinet that you’ve been waiting to use for a special occasion, now is that occasion! On the other hand, if you are fresh out of your favorite remedy, you probably have ingredients in your kitchen to prepare a homemade face mask! This is the perfect time to try a homemade facemask, as it’s a fun (and sometimes delicious) activity to pass the time. By using ingredients you have at home, you have the luxury to know the exact ingredients of your skin-care elixir.
Here are some of our favorite ingredients to give your skin some extra love:
Avocado: Soothing hydration.
Honey: Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Egg-yolk: Skin tightening.
Freshly squeezed orange: Brightening and lightening.
Tea tree oil: For those with acne-prone skin.
Trying Something New!
They say that it only takes 30 days to pick up a new habit, so why not start now? If working out has been something you’ve been wanting to pick up, try starting out small and going for a morning walk. Before you know it, your walk will be a part of your everyday routine and can be used as a warm-up for something a little more high-intensity. If taking the time to stay in shape has always been a part of your day, now is your opportunity to try a totally new workout! With everyone working from home, many gyms are offering workout classes online for their members. Even if you don’t have a current gym membership, video channels like Youtube are filled with different kinds of classes to stream ranging from yoga to boot camps. Once you’ve worked up a sweat, you can reward yourself by finally making that new banana bread recipe you’ve had your eye on.
Remember, however, how you chose to spend these quarantining times is up to you. Keeping productive or trying new things can be difficult, but this list will be here for you when you’re ready. If anything, take this time to relax with a glass of your favorite chilled rosè. Stay healthy and stay safe, cheers!