Self Care During Lockdown
Show Yourself Love During The Lockdown With Karen Wright Salon in Thornton Heath, Croydon
There's no doubt that this latest lockdown has hit many people hard, whether that is lockdown fatigue or the colder weather, it's certainly felt more challenging this time around.
Self-care is essential if we are to get through this period with our mental and physical health intact. By prioritising our self care, even if it's simply for ten minutes each week, we will be better equipped to take care of others.
Below are some of our favourite self-care ideas to help you to feel better during the lockdown...
Show Your Hair Love
It has been said that our hair is the crown we never take off, so let’s treat it that way! If you've caught sight of your worn out lockdown locks, don't despair! We have the products to show your hair the loves that it deserves.
We are proud to stock Davines vegan hair care products and these are available to order online from our shop. If you aren’t sure which Davines products would work best for your hair concerns, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to advise you.
Nourish Your Body With Healthy Foods
Nothing makes us feel better about ourselves than a healthy glow and with Spring around the corner, now is the best time to give your self care routine a shake up. Use this time to make a meal plan of delicious healthy foods, create a simple skin care routine (and stick to it!) and drink at least 2 litres of water per day. Take before and after photos and you’ll see a remarkable difference in a short time.
A healthy diet is critical to keep you physically and mentally fit. If you consume high levels of processed foods, your body will not be getting the vitamins and minerals it needs to work to its potential. Do not "punish" yourself though, lockdown is hard enough without depriving yourself of pasta and pizza!
Find The Perfect Gift For a Loved One
If you're looking for a way to cheer up a friend, or yourself, during the lockdown, we’d recommend our online gift vouchers to use when the salon re-opens. The gift vouchers can be purchased for any amount and can be sent directly to your friend. They are an excellent way to show your love at this time and can be purchased here.
You could also plan a fresh new hair cut and colour for when we re-open our salon.
Stay in Touch With Friends and Family
Coping with loneliness during the last year has been incredibly hard for many of us, whether that is because you're shielding or unable to visit loved ones. Whilst ‘Zoom-Fatigue’ is a phenomenon caused by the Covid-19 Lockdown, it’s important that you remain connected to your friends and family however you are able to at this time.
If Zoom calls aren't for you and you'd like something more traditional, why not write a letter to a loved one? If you are struggling with loneliness, the NHS have some great tips on coping strategies here.
Plan a Family Game Night
If you are fed up with the never ending cycle of working from home, struggling with year 4 maths and the same shows on repeat, why not plan in a fun family game night?
Turn off the television, arrange snacks and choose something that the whole family will enjoy. There's so many board games, jigsaws and even charades style games to choose from, you could even make it a weekly event!
Create a Peaceful Space in The Home
Has your house become a one stop shop for a home office, gym, restaurant, art studio, classroom or all of the above? Lockdown has meant that there are plenty of distractions at home that can leave you feeling a little more than overwhelmed, claustrophobic and disorganised.
Our advice is to create your own little sanctuary in your home and adorn it with your favourite scented candle or reed diffuser (and maybe some headphones!) – scents can transform the energy of a room. Removing clutter, dirt and unwanted items from your environment will also help to create a peaceful area for you.
If you have family members at home why not challenge them to clear their own zen space in the home too?
Look After Yourself
Lockdown is a difficult time for us all but there is help and advice available. If you need more information, visit the NHS’s One You website here.