Your three-step guide to unlocking your wellbeing warrior
If there is ever a time to unlock your inner Zen and finally subscribe to that mindfulness app, it’s now. To help guide you on your journey to ultimate calm and maximum tolerance of home schooling, we are bringing you a few ways to dial up the self-love. You’re not the only one who’s googled ‘how to stay sane in iso’, we promise.
Step one: Rejuvenate your zone.
With a little extra ‘home time’ on your hands it's the perfect excuse to indulge in some feel-good extras for your abode.
If calming your household is on the agenda, you should check out these diffusers online from Mecca Maxima, Farmers, New World. You can mix and match your scent to suit your needs, or create your own delicious cocktail of soothing essential oils:
Lavender: A real life stress reliever. This purple plant’s healing powers have a high-level relaxant and an equally delightful scent for the home.
Chamomile: A sleep time hero. This scent is a great way to induce bedtime and switch off your brain. Chamomile has a calming affect, perfect for an overactive thinker!
Rose: Your very own happiness hunter. Rose oil is shown to help reduce stress, anxiety and depression. If iso has you feeling down, infuse, sit back and take some time to, quite literally, smell the roses.
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Step two: You time.
Whilst we might not be able to spend a Saturday night wining and dining, we can still treat ourselves with life’s tiny pleasures in the form of face masks, bath salts and hair serums. Read on for a few tips and tricks to get you walkin’ out of iso glowing from the inside out.
For a juicy face mask or oil, we can’t go past these Neutrogena, Sukin, Natio and L'Oreal Paris goodies, available at Life Pharmacy and New World. These products have all kinds of good stuff inside to keep you fresh faced and feelin’ fine.
If your locks are feeling a little lack-luster during iso, we recommend a hair serum or two from Life Pharmacy or Ippondo. A hair serum is the perfect way to wake up feeling fancy; even a top knot can look tame with a spritz of serum, trust us.
With your face and hair covered, it’s time for some skin love. With the winter months creeping on, you are bound to be blasting the heater a litter harder than iso round #1. A bougie all over body moisturiser is absolutely something to invest in. Whether it’s Dove Body Lotion Essentials Intense from New World or Aveeno Skin Relief Daily Moisturiser available at Life Pharmacy we recommend a good daily moisturise to keep you skin feeling fresh.
Step three: Pump the brakes.
Now is not the time to reinvent yourself. Putting extra pressure on yourself to learn Cantonese or deep dive into a 6-week course on break dancing for beginners is not going to help anyone, so focusing on yourself and those you love in your bubble is the best way forward.