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Self-Love During Social Distancing

We talk a lot about curls, but today we want to talk about taking care of yourself during social distancing. While many of us may already be used to staying home a lot, or working from home, many people are struggling to adjust.

Parents are having to juggle home schooling AND working full-time from home. It’s understandably hectic and stressful. This is why self-love during this time is so important for our mental health and well-being. Here are a few tips!

Focus on activities you CAN do. With so many articles and social media posts focusing on what you CAN’T do, take a minute to write down what is allowed and great for your metal health.

Baths
Fill the tub with warm water, bubbles or a bath bomb, and light some candles. Close your eyes, relax, and maybe even play some soft music.

Coloring
Yes, even adults can benefit from coloring! It’s been proven to have a positive psychological impact on stress and anxiety. If you’re feeling anxious about the future, you can get an adult coloring book or just print out some adult coloring pages – Pinterest has a bunch of great ones!

Cooking
If you have the ingredients, you can experiment with new recipes. Think about your favorite comfort foods – maybe it’s spaghetti just like your mom used to make, or a family recipe for chicken and dumplings – add those to your menu for the week!

Exercise
The gyms are closed, many parks and trails will close soon, but you can still exercise! If you’re not already used to exercising at home, there are tons of great, and free, videos on YouTube. Start browsing!

Meditation or Prayer
If prayer isn’t your think you can meditate! If you don’t know how to meditate, check YouTube! Meditation is about clearing your head and melting the stress away.

Play Music
Play your favorite tunes all day! Music is always great for uplifting your mood, so try to stick to something that won’t make you feel worse or sad.

Reading
Do you have a reading list you vowed to start this year? Now’s a great time to get caught up!

Writing
Keeping a journal you write in every day, or at least a few times a week, is proven to help your brain process and relieve stress. When things are hard to deal with, writing out how you feel is a great release.

We hope everyone is feeling okay during the quarantine!