Your three-step guide to unlocking your wellbeing warrior
If there is ever a time to unlock your inner Zen and finally subscribe to that mindfulness app, it’s now. To help guide you on your journey to ultimate calm and maximum tolerance of home schooling, we are bringing you a few ways to dial up the self-love. You’re not the only one who’s googled ‘how to stay sane in iso’, we promise.
Step one: Rejuvenate your zone.
With a little extra ‘home time’ on your hands it's the perfect excuse to indulge in some feel-good extras for your abode.
If it’s a mood boost you are after, get your hands on a salt lamp from Target. These giant crystals are not only super pretty to look at, but induce relaxation and calmness in your home. If calming your household is on the agenda, you should also check out these diffusers from Dusk or Myer. You can mix and match your scent to suit your needs, or create your own delicious cocktail of soothing essential oils:
- Lavender: A real life stress reliever. This purple plant’s healing powers have a high-level relaxant and an equally delightful scent for the home.
- Chamomile: A sleep time hero. This scent is a great way to induce bedtime and switch off your brain. Chamomile has a calming affect, perfect for an overactive thinker!
Rose: Your very own happiness hunter. Rose oil is shown to help reduce stress, anxiety and depression. If iso has you feeling down, infuse, sit back and take some time to, quite literally, smell the roses.
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Step two: You time.
Whilst we might not be able to spend a Saturday night wining and dining, we can still treat ourselves with life’s tiny pleasures in the form of face masks, bath salts and hair serums. Read on for a few tips and tricks to get you walkin’ out of iso glowing from the inside out.
For a juicy face mask or oil, we can’t go past these Sukin goodies, available at Priceline or Coles. If you are yet to hop on the Sukin bandwagon, jump in! These products have all kinds of good stuff inside to keep you fresh faced and feelin’ fine.
If your locks are feeling a little lack-luster during iso, we recommend a hair serum or two from Hairhouse or Mecca. A hair serum is the perfect way to wake up feeling fancy; even a top knot can look tame with a spritz of serum, trust us.
With your face and hair covered, it’s time for some skin love. With the winter months creeping on, you are bound to be blasting the heater a litter harder than iso round #1. A bougie all over body moisturiser is absolutely something to invest in. Brazillian Bum Bum Cream from Mecca or Aveeno Skin Relief Daily Moisturiser available at Chemist Warehouse we recommend a good daily moisturise to keep you skin feeling fresh.
From left to right: Go-To Very Useful Face Cream, Aveeno Daily Moisturiser, Braziliam Bum Bum Cream
Step three: Pump the breaks.
Now is not the time to reinvent yourself. After being tried and tested, we can guarantee that putting extra pressure on yourself to learn Cantonese or deep dive into a 6-week course on break dancing for beginners is not going to help anyone. We are well versed in how this goes now and focusing on yourself and those you love in your bubble is the best way forward.