As we go through these trying times, having to stay home on ‘lockdown’ can make things pretty stressful to say the least. We are either working from home, (which take an immense amount of willpower and patience especially if we do not have a quiet space to work) and have kids running around screaming. Or we might be the parents homeschooling our kids, thinking up games and more to keep them entertained and happy.
There are those of us who are tackling home projects we had left by the wayside while we were too busy to tackle them. Or, we are caring of sick or aged parents trying our best to keep them comfortable and calm with everything else around us. So in these trying times as I mentioned above, are we taking a little time to ourselves each day to relax, read a book or take a nap and pamper ourselves? I think for many of us the answer is no.
Well, how about making a weekly plan? As we set up our weekly plan, lets think of all the things we want to accomplish and plan a day and time for them. Apart from Virtual schooling and meetings, projects and work, I’d like to share are a few healthy tips to implement into your family plan for the week: Eat healthy & plan your meals ahead of time. Going to the stores just anytime we like is actually not a wise option these days, so to minimize the possibility of getting infected, planning daily meals a week ahead is a good option so you only go once a week.
Get the family involved. Each adult in the household can have their cooking day and express what they would like to make. If you have kids, involve them in any way you can as well. Make large pitchers of Spa Water each morning. This can contain your favorite fruit pieces with lemon, or things like ginger, cucumber, mint and such.
Encourage the family to drink this spa water throughout the day. Staying hydrated is key and much better for everyone than soda. Exercise and play games. This can be doing an exercise video together, playing ball in the yard or having a swimming competition if you have a pool. Go bike riding or walk around your neighborhood. (As you do so, don’t forget your mask and practice social distancing.) Most importantly, get some “Me” Time: Set aside at least an hour each day for yourself as I had mentioned above. You can do different things each day. Remember to add it to the weekly plan. If you do so, you will be more inclined to stick to it.
Set the stage for a quiet Spa-like feel. Soft music, a quiet place and your favorite scented candle. Begin with a relaxing steam treatment. Add a couple of Chamomile teabags to a bowl of hot water. Lean over the bowl with your face and cover your head with the towel, trapping in the steam. Close your eyes and breathe in and out slowly. Do this for about ten minutes. It will not only open your skin’s pores but steam is beneficial for congestion. Follow with a good Charcoal Mask to take advantage of those open pores.
Apply the Charcoal mask to your face, leaving out the area around your eyes. Either use a little eye Gel around your eyes or a slice of cucumber. A good tip as you wait for the Charcoal Mask to dry, is to lie down and relax for a few. Once dry, wash the mask off with a soft warm facecloth. Wipe gently and do not rub. Your face should now feel smooth and clean. Apply a good CC Serum to your face and Cucumber Eye gel around the eyes.
Let dry for a bit before applying a face moisturizer. And there you have it. A nice relaxing enjoyable facial regimen that won’t take up much of your time but will relax you no end while doing your skin a world of good. Take a long relaxing bath with bubbles and salt. Put on your favorite relaxing music and some candles. Find a quiet place. Relax and enjoy your favorite book. Its mani-Pedi time. You cant go to the nail salon, so bring it home. With a nice glass of wine and a footpath, choose your favorite color and give your hands and feet some love. Put your earbuds in and go for a nice walk. These are some of the things you can do to take a break and enjoy your time at the home Spa.