How Coronavirus Has Changed My Self-Care Routine

Like all of you, I’m trying my best to stay sane and focus on my self-care and health. I’ve had to make some shifts in my daily routine and something I’ve put an emphasis on is my self-care routine. I get a lot of questions about my self-care routine and honestly it’s changed so much in the last couple of months so I wanted to share how coronavirus has actually changed my self-care routine. Keep on reading for everything I’m currently doing!

Intention-Setting

I’m a firm believer in telling yourself the things you want to hear first. This all starts with setting your own intentions. How else will you get what you want out of life if you’re not setting that for yourself and if you’re not recognizing your own self worth? A lot of us don’t start with looking within first, and seek validation from others, but that’s not the way to do it. I’ve been practicing self-care by writing my intentions on my mirror every morning and tracing them to embed them into my brain. This works for me because I can literally see them and remember them. For others, that might be writing them down in a journal or elsewhere, which I also love. I use this journal on days when I want to get it all out. But again, do whatever works for you, but setting intentions is super important! 

Meditation

I’ve talked time and time again about how much I swear by meditating with Ryan Blair every day. I like starting my day with his sessions because they’re effective and set the tone for a productive and positive day. Each session is about 25 minutes long and all faiths are welcome–it’s a judgement-free zone. Trust me, there’s nothing more refreshing than getting in a good meditation session: all I do is either sit up in my bed or sit on this yoga mat, get comfy, and breathe. To try Ryan’s meditation out for yourself, you can find him on Instagram at @realryanblair.

 

Running

Let me start by saying that I  used to hate running. I refused to do it… until coronavirus hit and I decided to do things that were a little out of my comfort zone.  I’ve started running more to step out of my comfort zone. Running is a challenge and it’s a new way for me to appreciate my body and all that it does for me. I also find that going out for a run helps me clear my head and feel more refreshed once I’m wrapped up and back home for the day. Just like everyone else, there are days where I’m feeling slumped and not in the mood to do anything, but staying active genuinely puts me in a better mood and helps me remain as positive as possible, especially during these difficult times. If you’re looking for good and affordable workout gear, I loveee these pants, this loose top, and this sports bra

Self-Sufficiency 

If there’s one major thing I’ve learned about myself during quarantine it’s how self-sufficient I am! Seriously, I must’ve doubted how resourceful I am my entire life. Just like all of you, I love stepping out for a manicure, blowout, massage, etc. However, since the 3D world paused in March, we’ve all had to turn to doing these things ourselves and honestly it hasn’t been so bad! I’ve been doing my own hair, nails, lashes, and skin care right here in the comfort of my own home. Yes, I’ve even bought some things to upgrade all of these things while I’ve been at it too! It’s honestly been kind of fun to try some new things at home, and since we have no idea when this will be over, I have no other choice than to get used to it. I am a firm believer that if you look good, you feel good–even in quarantine!

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