5 Ways To Relax At Home During The Quarantine
During the current worldwide pandemic and the highly increased risk of infection with a dangerous pathogen as the SARS-CoV-2, people across the planet are staying home, quarantining, and practicing social distancing as an effort to slow and hopefully stop the spread of coronavirus. Despite the constantly increasing death cases and the fear we are all seized with, we are only now given the opportunity to stay home, work on being better versions of ourselves, be productive, create, dream for a better world we all deserve to live in and rethink our behavior so far, attitude toward each other and toward the planet. Many of us have found ourselves with a lot of time on our hands right now and we should use it wisely. Being productive and getting things done is as important as unwinding, destressing, and relaxing. So here are some relaxing activities that will give more structure to your quarantine days.
1. Doing Yoga
Practicing yoga is said to come with many benefits for both mental and physical health. Studies have shown that yoga can boost your mood, decrease stress and symptoms of anxiety, promote relaxation, and may reduce inflammatory markers in the body and help prevent pro-inflammatory diseases. Finding the time to practice yoga just a few times per week may be enough to make a noticeable difference when it comes to your health.
2.Taking a bubble bath
Taking a bubble bath right before you go to bed can considerably improve the quality of your sleep and help you unwind after a productive day. Transform your bathroom into a steamy oasis, put music on, arrange some candles, grab a good book and something to drink, and you are ready to soak!
3.Creating a pamper routine
Having a routine that makes you feel relaxed, happy, and satisfied is so important for your mental health. From skincare, face massages, long showers to preparing yourself healthy nutrient-dense meals- all of these activities will make you feel good about yourself.
Meditation can help you reduce stress which will result in less anxiety and anxiety-related mental health issues. Starting your day with a meditation session will create a more positive outlook on your life.
5. Using a weighted blanket
Wrapping yourself around with a weighted blanket can significantly reduce anxiety, stress and even boost your mood. The blanket is perfect for those chilly nights spent around the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate.