If you’re turning to comfort food and Netflix marathons to get you through self-isolation, you’re not alone. As difficult as this time may be, there are steps we can take to maintain our physical, mental and emotional health. The state of our physical health relies on our emotions and mental health and vice versa. So, it’s important to maintain a healthy balance of all three aspects of our health to keep us looking and feeling great.
If you’re finding self-isolation hindering your ability to maintain a healthy balance in your life, follow these simple tips!
1. Create Structure
Even though you are spending your days at home, it is important to maintain structure in your day or simply recreate a new routine. If pre-quarantine you would wake up and apply your skincare, continue to do so. Plan your meals for the day just like you would if you were going to work, this will minimise any mindless snacking while at home.
Wake up at the same time you would if you were going to work, but instead use the time you would usually be commuting to work doing an online exercise or a walk around the block. Maintaining a sense of structure in your life will keep your mind alert and prevent you from developing any bad habits.
2. Stay Hydrated
Reduced puffiness, improved complexion, smaller pores, tighter skin – these are just a few of the many skin benefits of staying hydrated. However, as we are not commuting to work, traveling between appointments or school drop offs or even socialising we may not be finding the urge to drink water. Drinking enough water every day is not only vital for our skin health, but our physical, emotional and mental health!
Be sure to always have a glass of water by your side whether you’re working on your laptop or watching tv. If you want to mix things up, you can add frozen berries, fresh citrus or cucumber or even herbs like mint or lavender.
3. Channel Your Stress
We have all been directly affected by current circumstances in one way or another. Whether it’s affected your finances, employment status or your health it’s important to remember that we are all in this together. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, don’t hide it, reach out to someone and ask for advice.
Remember to check the sources of where you’re getting your information. Reliable and accurate information include government websites and world organisations like QLD Health (https://www.health.qld.gov.au/) and WHO (https://www.who.int/).
4. Stop Over-Thinking and Seek Professional Advice
You may not be able to physically leave your house for non-essential reasons, but you can still access professional advice in virtual ways. Don’t let your mind wonder or get trapped into the deep realm of Google, professionals still exist and are adapting to serving their patients during self-isolation!
If you’re worried about a specific skin concern or simply have a question about how to use a product, I am still available to help. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any enquires or to set up a virtual consultation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0407631816