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Simple Self Care Ideas: Lockdown Edition

In a time where the world is full of negativity, we need to help our own mental state as best as we can. Having a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about what you eat or what you do to stay active. There should be a huge focus on how you feel mentally. 

If this is what you’re struggling with, we have put together some easy self care ideas that you can implement at home, whilst in lockdown.

Ideas That Take 5 Minutes

  • Write 10 things you’re grateful for
  • Smile!
  • Message someone you love
  • Watch a funny video on Youtube
  • Listen to an upbeat song
  • Light a candle
  • Make yourself a warm drink
  • Buy yourself some flowers online
  • Spend 5 minutes doing focus breathing
  • Take in some fresh air from outside

Ideas That Take 15 Minutes

  • Go for a walk
  • Stretch
  • Make a healthy smoothie
  • Have a shower or soak in a bubble bath
  • Pamper yourself
  • Meditate
  • Do a workout
  • Put on a facemask
  • Call someone you love
  • Write down positive affirmations
  • Write a poem/story
  • Have a nap
  • Watch the stars or clouds pass by
  • Organise your business cards

Ideas That Take 1+ hour

  • Binge watch a funny show/series
  • Create a vision board
  • Cook a special dinner
  • Bake a cake
  • Read a book
  • Start a new hobby
  • Yoga
  • Paint/draw a picture
  • Read a book
  • Watch a film
  • Go on a hike
  • Do some DIY
  • Organise your wardrobe
  • Internet shopping
  • Unplug from technology
  • Start a blog

If you have any other ideas on how people can help with self care during lockdown, please comment below for readers to see.


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