Self-care is about keeping your mental health as safe as the rest of your body

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Self-care is very important, and it’s not about a beauty routine either, it’s about body, mind and soul. With COVID-19 cases rising exponentially in the country, it’s easy to get lost in the mire of dire news but something as simple as trying something new every day is a form of self-care.

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Here’s how to self-care during this period.

Schedule and discipline

If you are working from home, the important thing to arm yourself with is a schedule and self-discipline. Without these two things, you might find yourself overworking or not working at all.

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Engage your brain

Don’t suffer from boredom when they’re a multitude of things you can do to keep your brain engaged. If you’re not working from home, you can read a book, take up a new hobby or try one of the many quizzes that are floating around social media.

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Take a break from social media

There’s a lot of information about COVID-19, all the time, every day and it is easy to get unhappy from reading too much negativity. Take a break from scrolling and do something else. Fancy cooking something instead?

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Try out a home beauty routine

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There has never been a better time to find out what beauty regiment works best for you. Now with less sun and skin irritation from pollution to worry about, you can see and measure uncompromised results.

Eat healthier

Without the option of going out to eat, you can skip ordering in, and try eating healthier. If you’re trying to support a local food business stay afloat this period, you can choose to order healthier options. However, you don’t have to conquer Rome today, you can start with a smoothie and move up from there.

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Give your hair time to breathe

Without the constant need to change your hairstyle, its time to let your hair take a break. This could also mean trying out a home care routine to see which one you can manage from the house. This goes for your nails and eyelashes too. Your hair might appreciate staying at home, more than you realise.

Relax

The whole world is dealing with a pandemic, no one is asking you to be the best you can be, it’s okay to take a load off and just relax. Learn to just be.

And if you can, stay at home.

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