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5 easy self-care tips during lockdown

 Lockdown is something we’ve all had to adjust to and integrate into our daily lives over the past two years. That, of course, doesn’t make it any easier. Homes have become offices, freedom of movement has been curtailed, boredom and anxiety have turned into all-too common feelings for so many of us. But it’s essential that we preserve some normalcy for the sake of our mental and physical well-being. 

So how do you stay positive in self-isolation?

We’ve got five easy tips to follow. The one thing they share: self-care. Now more than ever before, it’s important to look after yourself at a 360 angle. Stay strong, read up, and know you’re not alone! 

Get moving 

Exercise should already be part of your lifestyle  -- we all know how great it is for both physical and mental health. In lockdown, it’s a fantastic way to create a routine. Whether you’re starting the day with a yoga session, or finish it with a HIIT workout, make sure to have a little gym plan in place for yourself and the fam. It’ll help you stay fit, give you a channel to let out any stress, and injects you with a good dose of endorphins. 

Not sure where to start? There are tons of free online workouts run by personal trainers. Try The Body Coach by Joe Wicks and Yoga with Adriene. 


Make time for friends

Ok, lockdowns aren’t the most conducive to socialising. But living in isolation -- especially if you don't have housemates -- can lead to loneliness, and that’s exactly what you don’t want right now!

So find ways to stay in touch with your loved ones. Hop on Zoom, send some voice-notes on WhatsApp, arrange an impromptu FaceTime call with your best buddies, wherever they are. Make an effort, and you’ll feel all the better for it. 

Practice some R&R 

Take out your face roller and massage your skin with some Moringa Oil, moisturise (yes, you can also use our little serum for that!) your whole body, indulge in a long bath, meditate or do a hair mask (Moringa is good for that, too). Some self-care can do wonders for your mood, concentration and stress. So every week, take a few hours for yourself. 

Pick up a new hobby -- or an old one

Bread-making might be getting old (it’s very 2020 pandemic if you ask us), but picking up a hobby or passion to dedicate yourself to can be an excellent way to pass the time, get distracted, and expand your skills. A win-win situation, right? 

So have a go at painting, poem-writing, or gardening. 

Or, alternatively, go back to any of the hobbies you’ve been neglecting in the ‘before times’ (we sure have a few!).  Get lost in a novel for a few hours, discover a new podcast to get addicted to, revisit old movie classics you loved growing up -- or explore some you’ve always meant to watch. 

Declutter

Facing more time at home, it’s important that you create an environment that feels good to you. So reorganise your bedroom or living space, get rid of old tat (Marie Kondo would approve!), create a neat workspace, or start with your kitchen.

One drawer at a time, you’ll feel lighter, more focused, and as if you’re in a completely new home.