Now that we are all barely allowed to leave the house, it is becoming increasingly difficult to take care of ourselves. If our only foray in one day is to move our bed into our own living room, that’s not really motivating to look good. That is why we are increasingly settling for half-dressing ourselves, or having an unhealthy breakfast, because yes, there are no stimuli from the outside world, so what difference does it make? But we shouldn’t think of it like that! Once we get into this rut, it is difficult to break out (but not impossible). And taking good care of ourselves is important. Being physically cared for also has a major impact on people’s mental state. If we want to get out of this situation in a healthy way, we have to take time for ourselves mentally and physically.
It’s in the little things
Even if you don’t feel like you have the energy to take care of yourself, you can still do a few things at the start of your day. If you already complete a small task in the morning, it gives you a good feeling. And it can also motivate you to do a little more for the rest of the day. If not, at least you had a good feeling! For example, make your bed when you get up, it takes less than a minute, and then you have already done something. And a big tip is to at least get dressed yourself. Hanging around in your pajamas all day only makes you feel less inclined to do something.
Take care of your body
We all have more time to spend, so we should spend it on ourselves as well. For example, take a bath more often. That is very relaxing. If you don’t have a bath, you can pamper yourself with a nice scrub. Also put on a mask or take good care of your skin, for example with Zo Skin Health. If you look well-groomed, even though you may be the only one who sees it, you still feel better about yourself and about your day.
It’s so easy to neglect yourself a bit in these times, but that’s a shame and you end up only having yourself with it. Remember, looking good is always primarily for yourself and not for others. So why should that be any different now?