7 Ways to Practice Self-Care at Home

Lockdown restrictions are easing however it's still a good idea to stay at home as much as possible. We know it's so easy to get sucked into social media and get lost down the online rabbit hole so here are 7 ways you can Practice Self Care at Home.

1. Read

There has been some research to say that reading is a great way to overcome stress and it makes you smarter. Reading can calm you down and it helps you tap into your imagination which then helps your creativity. You can download the Amazon Kindle App on your phone and sign up to Kindle Unlimited. For only $9.99 p/m you can choose from over 1 million titles and borrow up to 10 titles at a time. They also give you 30 days as a free trial. Sign up here.

2. Listen to a Podcast

Depending on your fancy there are so many great podcasts out there. If you have an iTunes account you can download podcasts for free. There is quite literally something for everyone. Whether you like celebrities, self-help, true crime, comedy, business, fitness or almost anything else - there is something for everyone. Browse the categories here. 

3. Watch Your Favourite Movie

Between Netflix, Amazon Prime and Showmax you can take your pick on streaming services. All have free trial periods so you can decide which one you prefer. Showmax is also free if you already have a Premium DSTV account.

4. Meditate

Meditation helps to ground you and be in the moment. Modern day living is fast paced and it can be difficult to remember to take a moment for yourself. There are so many great apps available that offer guided meditation that you can do in the comfort of your home so you can feel comfortable. UCLA Mindful has a great App with step-by-step guides on meditation as well as a podcast focusing on mediation to help with all the crazy challenges we're facing at the moment.

5. Take A Dance Class On YouTube

You can literally dance like nobody's watching. ;) Music makes you feel better so why not incorporate some fun moves to go with it? And literally no-one is watching you so you can go wild and do your moves with abandon. Check out this beginners Hip Hop class.

6. Write Something

There's still something about putting pen to paper. Whether you feel like putting your feelings down, writing a story or maybe even just doodling. Putting pen to paper will give you something to focus on. And who doesn't love stationary? Typo always has the best notebooks and journals.

7.Cook or Bake Something

Maybe you want to try something new or make a yummy treat. Our very own Abbi has just started an Instagram page of all her delicious, healthy and easy to make recipes. Check it out here.

June 14, 2020 — Bianca Asher
Tags: wellness

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