We have entered unprecedented times in our world’s history, and you may stumble and fumble to cope. It is more vital than ever that you take steps to tend to your mental and emotional health, but you may need a bit of insight to help you along the way. Counselling with Care wants to help you thrive, so keep these tips in mind to look and feel your best, no matter if you venture outside as it’s feasible or remain inside your home.
Tend to Your Personal Appearance
Maybe you do not see too many people these days. Despite having fewer or briefer interactions with others, take pride in your appearance, even if you do not leave the house. Put on your favorite outfit, style your hair, apply a bit of makeup and wear accessories like earrings and bracelets for no one else but yourself. When you look good, you are bound to feel good, which is exactly the energy we all need in our lives right now.
Consider Talking With a Counsellor
If you are experiencing depression or anxiety or suspect that you may have a mental health condition, consider counselling with an experienced professional like Counselling with care, or reach out to a support service.
You may feel hesitant about opening up to a therapist, but being brave enough to take such a vital step can help you more than you think and in ways you never imagined. Therapy and life coaching give you tools and resources that help you become the best version of yourself that you can be. You could have obstacles limiting you from reaching your potential that you don’t register, obstacles that a therapist can help you identify and overcome.
When was the last time you soaked in a warm bath or enjoyed a cleansing facial? Now is the perfect time to indulge. Exfoliate and revitalize your skin with a sugar scrub, improve your complexion with a charcoal face mask, keep your skin moisturized with oatmeal lotion or shea butter and use bath salts to create a luxurious escape for your senses. It may surprise you at how much more relaxed and invigorated you feel when you pamper yourself. Never underestimate the power of a day at the home-spa.
Dispel Tension Inside Your Home
While sanitizing your home to lower your risk of infection, Redfin suggests taking time to rid your space of lingering tension that you or your family may have created inadvertently. Open a few windows to invite fresh air into your home, light a few scented candles or scented oils for their aromatherapy benefits and change intense overhead lights to soft your interior illumination to give your eyes a break and create a warm ambiance.
Another way to rid your space of tension by checking in with yourself and your family. We all need a bit of patience and understanding right now. Staying connected to yourself and those closest to you can make physiological burdens easier to bear.
Take Care of Your Home
Living in a cluttered space can gnaw at your mental health and peace of mind. If you don’t already, Living Well Spending Less recommends getting into the habit of regularly cleaning your home. Wash, fold and put away laundry sooner rather than later; wipe down your bathroom counters, toilet, sink and bathtub; wash and put away dishes in the kitchen; and dust and vacuum throughout the rooms in your home.
Make housekeeping easier by breaking tasks down. For example, you can focus on one room at a time, and you can tackle cleaning tasks in five- or 10-minute increments rather than all at once. When you clean here and there regularly, you may find it’s easier to keep your home clutter- and dirt-free, which can help keep the peace among you and your family.
Be kind to yourself and others during these taxing times. Feeling and looking your best inside and out helps you remain resilient and grounded. And remember to connect with Counselling with care for professional services for yourself or your family.
By Cheryl Conklin