Whether you’re self-isolating, isolating with family, or practicing social distancing, you’re likely adjusting to this ‘new normal’ we now find ourselves in amid the COVID-19 pandemic
You’re at home more than ever and likely feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious and uncertain. This is completely normal and precisely why it’s even more important now than ever, to look after yourself, monitor your mental health and practice some serious self-care.
Self-care will mean different things to different people, and no matter what it means to you, it’s a wonderful way to keep anxiety at bay and give yourself a little extra care – we all need it right now.
So, why not use the extra time you have at home to embrace self-care during isolation?
1. Bathe your troubles away
Do you have a bath at home you barely use? There’s never been a better time to make the most of it.
Run a bath at the end of a long day at home, with the addition of candles, music, bath salts or bubble bath, and breathe as your troubles begin to melt away…Perhaps even add a glass of wine or herbal tea to the mix for optimal relaxation.
2. Practice meditation
If you’re feeling anxious about the current global crisis, you’re certainly not alone.
Whilst meditation can be difficult to begin with, the long-term benefits are incredible for your body and mind (you’ve likely got more time to practice now too).
Believe it or not, meditating actually changes your brain structure, and with it, the way your body responds to stress. This works wonders on depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.
Apps such as Calm, Headspace and Smiling Mind are wonderful aides to guide you through meditation techniques and practices. Or, simply choose one thought, image or object to focus on and keep bringing your mind back to it every time it wanders (and it will, but that’s okay).
3. Bring the serenity of the spa home
Just because we can’t go to the spa right now, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a spa experience.
With the Cocoon Luxury Australia Spa Range, you can bring the spa home.
Our organic anti-ageing body care products and home spa treatments are especially curated with only the best Australian and globally sourced ingredients, to promote holistic wellness and self-care, in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Use this time to relax, unwind and treat yourself, whilst our organic skincare and spa range resurfaces, hydrates and reinvigorates your skin – it’s all part of self-care, self-love and gratitude for the skin and the bodies we’re in.
4. Burn candles throughout your home
Nothing says selfcare, serenity or spa, quite like candles.
Not only are candles beautiful and calming to watch burn, they fall under the category of one of our most powerful, natural senses, smell... Scents can have positive effects on mood, stress reduction, sleep enhancement and physical and cognitive performance; making candles a great source of self-care.
Use this time to immerse yourself in the world of Cocoon Luxury, with the unique blend of aromas in our Scented Range. With scents of orange flower, coconut dream, essence of the woods and sage and sea salt, there’s a scent for your at home self-care routine.
5. Stay connected – virtually
Whilst we’re calling it ‘social distancing’, it’s important to stay social (albeit virtually for now) and stay connected. Connections with your family and friends are vital for your mental health – we are all social beings, after all.
How do you stay connected during this time? Plan virtual dates with your friends using various apps such as Hangout, House Party, Facetime and Zoom. Enjoy a drink or meal together virtually, or even play a game - Schedule in this connection time, as an important part of your self-care routine.
Are you ready to use this extra time at home to practice some self-care? Gift yourself a little love and make the most out of the social distancing season. Embrace self-care and take care of yourself starting now, for the health of your mind, body and soul – you deserve it.
From seed to spa, you’ll learn to embrace self-care during isolation with Cocoon Luxury Australia. We may feel like caterpillars at home now, but we promise you, the time will come when we’ll be able to go outside into the world again, as renewed beautiful butterflies.
Until then…. Embrace self-care, stay home and stay safe.