If you're doing your part to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) by spending more time at home, here are a few self-care ideas to support your health in a positive way:
Try New Self-Care Strategies
Does your self-care practice need a makeover? Experiment with some new strategies by downloading a new meditation, trying an online yoga class, or testing out a new recipe. Need some new ideas? Grab the Self-Care Starter Kit or this list of over 300 self-care activity ideas here.
Claim Your Sacred Space
Thinking about designating a space for reading, yoga or meditation? Claim your sacred space in a spare room (or corner of a room) to serve as a self-care zone. Gather your self-care essentials, like journals, meditation pillows and candles, and decorate your space in a way that feels good.
Have you been thinking about writing a book? There’s no time like the present. Creating is good for the soul. Whether your artistic outlet is painting, knitting, making music, writing poetry, or working with some other medium, devote some time to creating something beautiful.
Does your closet need a little TLC? How about that overstuffed garage? Invest some time in getting organized so there's more space to enjoy your life. Set aside any items you no longer need and sell or donate them to someone who does.
When’s the last time you cleaned the baseboards and windows? Or how about the fridge, oven and microwave? Now’s the perfect time to get to those not-extremely-fun-but much-needed cleaning tasks done. You’ll be ahead of your spring cleaning schedule in no time.
Plant a garden, stain the deck, or get an early start on yard work. By getting the work done now, you'll have more time to enjoy the summer.
Do you need to catch up on your continuing education? Whether it’s an online course required to maintain your professional credentials or just something you’ve been interested in for a long time (like guitar lessons or learning a foreign language), take advantage of the downtime by learning something new.
You know that giant stack of books on your nightstand? Maybe it’s time to start reading them. Stay connected to your friends by starting a virtual book club. And if you’re looking for something new to read, check with your local library to see if they have digital borrowing options. You might also want to sign up for Kindle Unlimited*, or better yet gift someone you love an Audible membership.
Plan a Vacation
While travel may be questionable right now, it doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your next trip. Make a list of the places you’d like to visit, do a little research, and map out some potential itineraries so you’re ready to pounce on tickets when the price and timing is right. Take a look at 50 popular bucket list travel destinations here.
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