The coronavirus has altered life as we know it. From being active, going to work, and constantly being in public to suddenly being stuck inside, people everywhere are struggling to get used to the new way of life. The situation is stressful enough now that your movement is limited, but things just seem worse when you turn on the TV or start thinking about the future of the economy after the pandemic.
You don’t have to succumb to stress and spend every day in quarantine as if you were in a cage. This is the perfect time to focus on self-care and to give yourself the home spa you deserve. Here’s exactly how you can relieve stress during the quarantine, regardless of where you’re from.
1. Take a nap
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is to just take a nap. Let’s face it, we’ll all be stuck in quarantine for a while so we might as well get some rest out of it.
A well-rested body makes for a happy mind. You’ll find it much easier to handle things and feel less stressed when your brain is fresh and can process all of the information it’s receiving rationally. There’s no room to panic after a nice nap.
2. Party with your friends
Okay, you can’t actually party with your friends like you’re used to, but there’s no reason you can’t have a virtual hang out. Staying in touch with those we care about and keeping up with our friends’ lives are the best ways to stay level-headed and stress-free in today’s circumstances. You feel less alone because you know they’re going through the same thing and you’re always there to have a laugh or support each other. What could be better than that?
If you’re feeling wild, the party doesn’t have to stop at a group video call. Open up some wine or beer, play some music, and dance right in front of your camera. The silliness of the situation will be enough to distract you from its seriousness. You can’t be stressed and worried when you’re dancing and laughing your butt off with people who you could never be embarrassed in front of.
3. Take up a new hobby
A new hobby is just what you need now that you’ve got some extra free time. There are no more excuses and you can finally focus on your interests and passions. Luckily, you can still order everything you need online so there’s no reason not to get the party started. You can start painting, discover some new recipes, or simply take up a new show.
If you’re someone who wanted to do something that would traditionally require a teacher, like dancing for example, you can always find courses online. In fact, many companies today are offering their courses and lessons for free because of the pandemic. Take advantage of that and you’ll come out of quarantine like a brand-new person.
If you’re feeling cooped up but full of energy, this is the perfect time to start exercising. You might not be able to go to the gym or for a run for the time being, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find many amazing exercise plans and regimes online. A good old-fashioned home workout is just what you need to break down the tension in your muscles and say goodbye to stress.
If you’re not someone who exercises regularly, you might want to start slow. We know you’re probably eager to stay productive and use all of that energy up, but if you overdo it at the beginning, you won’t be exercising in the long run. Instead, start slow and get to know how capable and strong your body actually is. Build up the intensity of your exercise routine and always keep it challenging without overdoing it. This will help you stay motivated to exercise but will also ensure you don’t accidentally injure yourself with more than you can handle.
5. Take a bubble bath
A bubble bath is just the thing to take the edge off and make you appreciate the situation you’re in. Thanks to it, you’ll be feeling fresh both physically and mentally. Soaking in hot water has the power to completely relax our bodies and bring us to new levels of serenity. Add fragrance and colour to that, and you’ve got a cocktail of happiness right in your bathroom.
If you really want to be transported into a world of relaxation, add a glass of wine and some candles to set the mood. This will make the bathroom seem somewhat fancier and create an alluring atmosphere you won’t be able to resist. You can finally slow down a little, why not take advantage of that with a hot bath?
6. Build a fort
One of the best ways to relax is to go back to your childhood days. There’s no reason you can’t be a kid again and build your own fort! The only difference this time is that you don’t have to keep things small. Instead, you can use all the cushions and blankets in the house to convert the living room into your new kingdom.
Quarantine won’t seem so bad when you create a whole new world for yourself in your fort. You can spend the whole day hiding from the news and getting lost in a book. Add some fairy lights and play music in the background and soon you’ll be feeling more relaxed than ever.
7. Invest in a massager
The spa may be closed but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a massage. In fact, most brands like Relax For Life offer a lot of different massagers you can use daily. Why not bring your quarantine life to a whole new level? We were all stressed before the pandemic happened, and that hasn’t changed now. This means you should choose a massager depending on the sorest spot of your body.
You can finally give your feet a rest with a brand-new foot massager, or you can release the tension in your neck with a neck massager. Whatever you choose, you’ll just love sipping coffee in the afternoon and enjoying a high-quality massage.
8. Walk the streets of the world
Just because you’re stuck in quarantine doesn’t mean that you can’t explore the world…from your computer, that is. You can visit any city you ever dreamed of if you just dare to visit Google maps. The site offers a street-view feature, which basically lets you see the streets from a first-person view, making you feel like you were actually there.
This is also an excellent way to remember how beautiful the world can be, even if times are rough right now. You’ll get to escape this reality for at least a little while. On top of that, you’ll finally get to feel relaxed and at peace again.
As you can see, life doesn’t have to stop completely just because you’re currently in quarantine. Things may seem dark now, but they won’t always be that way. The world has survived worse things than this pandemic and will survive this, too. We’re confident these ways will help you relax and unwind, as well as that you’ll find some inner peace.