Five fab things to do during self-isolation or home-quarantine.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has, in one way or another, impacted us all and it is, without doubt, a time of fear, anxiety, and stress. So, it’s important to find a little relief where possible. With self-isolation and at-home quarantine being the global norm, we wanted to share with you five ideas of things you can do to find mental rest and the chance to recharge. If you’ve got any other great suggestions on things to do, be sure to share them with everyone!
# 1. Have a DIY spa day
It’s finally time to get jazzy with all of those amazing CAIM & ABLE products and indulge in a day of well-deserved pampering. How about mixing one of our dry clay blends with your favourite, nourishing hair treatment or conditioner. The clays are great for getting rid of dry hair and scalp. Whilst you have the clay, why not apply a face mask at the same time! And speaking of scalp, did you know you can give yourself a scalp scrub? Mix our AWARD-WINNING Coconut & lime, Nourishing Salt Scrub with a little shampoo for lathering, rinse and behold your killer looking hair!
With 14 plus days to fill, spread the self love out with another day of just bathing in magnesium richness, blast your cells with stress and anxiety supporting magnesium.
# 2. Do a huge clear-out
Admit it, you've been meaning to do a huge clear-out for almost a year now but keep putting it off. With 14 more days of self-isolation and, potentially, longer, why not get stuck into it now. BE BRUTAL - if you haven't worn it in the past 12 months, let it go... and make-up, if its older than three years, chuck it. Now go through all of your clothes, throw out those that are beyond use and putting aside those that are fit for donation. Next do the same with all the cupboards in your house, do your best to de-clutter and reduce the number of things you have. Clearing out the old is a great way of getting rid of any items that actually cause us feelings of guilt or regret, for example, and creates space for ‘the new’ to enter!
# 3. Get out in the garden
If you are lucky enough to have a garden - even one that needs a lot of love, head outside and reconnect with nature by getting your hands dirty. Water your garden, pull-up weeds, propagate some new plants and give your garden a little TLC. It’s a great way to feel grounded, especially as our phones and their newsfeeds are such a constant source of anxiety and stress. Instead of being indoors, scrolling through social media, pop on some great music and get outdoors for some fresh air and sunshine, provided you can do so safely, of course. In this time of economic uncertainty, growing your own vegetables is not only rewarding - it is healthier, safer (minimising exposure to other hands), cheaper.
4. Start a journal
For anyone needing an outlet, this is the perfect time to start a journal. Start documenting all you’re experiencing at the moment or find some great writing prompts online to help you get going. Journalling is a powerful tool for working through thoughts and feelings, it’ll help you make sense of anything going on whether it be related to the current situation or things you’re experiencing in other aspects of life. Either way, keeping a journal is a great use of time and will give you something to look back on in years to come. What we’re all going through at the moment is a huge moment in history and having a journal to look back on will be pretty amazing.
5. Listen to some great podcasts
Podcasts are a really good way to tune in and bliss out. There are so many out there to choose from! Maybe you want to do some self-improvement, in which case the Tony Robbins Podcast is a good spot to start. An hilarious podcast is ‘My Dad Wrote a Porno,’ not for little ears, wait for the kids to be all curled up and fast asleep.