PUTTING SELFCARE FIRST THE LOCKDOWN WAY

It’s easy to lose yourself in times like this, your routines may have changed, friends around you may be distant and you may have heard more rumors than facts. You may feel anxious, nervous, stressed, uncertain and overwhelmed. Staying at home has bought you more time to engage in thoughts that would otherwise be avoided by the distractions of moving around. Whenever necessary, make it a point to relax, disconnect and unwind from the chaos around you. 

We’ve come up with 8 ways to put self-care first, the lockdown way.

PUTTING SELFCARE FIRST

THE LOCKDOWN WAY

It’s easy to lose yourself in times like this, your routines may have changed, friends around you may be distant and you may have heard more rumors than facts. You may feel anxious, nervous, stressed, uncertain and overwhelmed. Staying at home has bought you more time to engage in thoughts that would otherwise be avoided by the distractions of moving around. Whenever necessary, make it a point to relax, disconnect and unwind from the chaos around you. 

We’ve come up with 8 ways to put self-care first, the lockdown way.

  • Keep your phones out of sight for at least 1 hour out of your day – There’s no debating social media’s toxicity. Scrolling through feeds, reading disturbing news or spending excessive time on the internet can have an effect on your mental health, it’s important to manage what you consume.
  • Perform a ritual every morning, open your curtains for sunlight, stick your head out your window to take long deep breathes, or try a special tea to detoxify. Taking time out to care for yourself reminds you that your needs are important and contributes to long term feelings of well being. 

Keep your phones out of sight for at least 1 hour out of your day – There’s no debating social media’s toxicity. Scrolling through feeds, reading disturbing news or spending excessive time on the internet can have an effect on your mental health, it’s important to manage what you consume.

Perform a ritual every morning, open your curtains for sunlight, stick your head out your window to take long deep breathes, or try a special tea to detoxify. Taking time out to care for yourself reminds you that your needs are important and contributes to long term feelings of well being. 

  • Stop when you need a break. Remain sensitive to even the slightest changes in the way you feel. Paying attention to emotional, psychological and even physical changes is an important step and even more important is knowing what to do to help yourself. 

  • Eat a fruit today, fruits are packed with antioxidants, exactly what your body needs in these times. 

Stop when you need a break –  Remain sensitive to even the slightest changes in the way you feel. Paying attention to emotional, psychological and even physical changes is an important step and even more important is knowing what to do to help yourself. 

Now is a perfect time to experiment with your hair! No one is looking – whether it’s changing your hair color or recreating a style from the 80’s, do it now.

Eat a fruit today, fruits are packed with antioxidants, exactly what your body needs in these times. 

  • Sing your heart out in the shower – Listening to music or singing helps release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that controls our emotional and physical well-being and makes us feel good. Check out Ozoza Playlist to see some of our favorite feel good music. 

  • Now is a perfect time to experiment with your hair! No one is looking – whether it’s changing your hair color or recreating a style from the 80’s, do it now! 

  • Buy your favourite bottle of wine and unwind after work – Even if you’re working from home, making time out to relax is important, as is learning to differentiate between weekdays and weekends.

  • Reach out and reconnect with an old friend – Communication will make you feel alive, get in touch with old friends, colleagues and family you haven’t seen or heard from in a while. No matter how chaotic everything around you seems, there’s always something to be grateful for, focus on those things..

 Buy your favourite bottle of wine and unwind after work – Even if you’re working from home, making time out to relax is important, as is learning to differentiate between weekdays and weekends.

Reach out and reconnect with an old friend – Communication will make you feel alive, get in touch with old friends, colleagues and family you haven’t seen or heard from in a while.

Sing your heart out in the shower – Listening to music or singing helps release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that controls our emotional and physical well-being and makes us feel good. Check out Ozoza Playlist to see some of our favorite feel good music. No matter how chaotic everything around you seems, there’s always something to be grateful for, focus on those things.

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