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Promoting self-care while at home

Self care at home | Photo by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian

Given the current situation, most of us are surrounded with some extra downtime, which can either be deemed a blessing or a curse.

It’s easy to feel lonely and lose motivation when your daily schedule has been picked apart and running errands has become a battle.

It’s important during times like these to make sure you’re keeping up on your health. Although your physical health is important, your emotional and mental health are key as well.

Here are some ways to use your spare time and improve upon your health.

Get outside and enjoy the fresh air

Some sunshine and clean air can make a world of difference when it comes to how you’re feeling. Take a walk, ride a bike or just soak up some sun. Getting up and moving is essential.

Start a new project

Being creative and starting a project that has an end goal will give you something to look forward to. Move around some furniture, paint your room or reorganize your closet. Getting rid of clutter and changing the way a room feels can give you a more welcoming feel and a more satisfied outcome.

Start a skincare routine

Stress and worry can really take a toll on our skin. Face masks, baths and a little moisturizer can go a long way. Taking a few extra steps can make you feel a world of difference; your skin will thank you later.

Getting on a regular sleep schedule

At this point it’s hard to even determine what day of the week it is and sleep schedules are paying the price. Getting a good night’s sleep and staying on a schedule is beyond beneficial to your wellness. Your focus increases, you get sick less often and your stress levels are significantly reduced.

Overall, it’s important to stay hopeful. Staying positive and looking at life with a new perspective when things aren’t ideal can improve your wellbeing greatly.

Your health overall can be viewed as a chain reaction. If one part of your health is lacking, it can greatly affect your overall wellness. Taking a break from the hustle and bustle gives you the opportunity to create a balance that’ll benefit you greatly.

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