We want to help you make sure your wellness cup is full, not only through this challenging lockdown time, but always.
During lockdown, we have been asking you to share what is helping you to get through this time and stay well.
Here are your (and our) tips:
- Meditation – Suze says it is her go to and absolute saviour. She uses a free app called Insight Timer that has thousands of free guided meditations, and recommends the podcast meditations of teacher Tara Brach.
- Hot detox baths – Margarita recommends a regular bath with epsom salts or bicarbonate of soda and an aromatherapy blend.
- Sunset walks with loved ones (Cat)
- Endless cups of caffeine-free tea with sweet oat milk (Cat)
- Phone calls to all your friends (Cat)
- A walk on the beach (as well as chicken-flavoured biscuits, which balanced it out, says Natalie!)
- Finding purpose despite the challenges of this time, journaling, keeping living, and connecting to people. As well as, ‘boundary-ing’ Covid, so having times when you don’t listen to the news or talk about it – recommendations from NZ psychologist Jacqui Maguire (Watch this video interview) via Suze
- Staying hydrated with positive thoughts says Marisa
- Smiling at yourself in the mirror, says Marisa, “Then you can’t help laughing, and laughter cures all ills!”
- Writing down three things you are grateful for each day before bed (Jo)
- Drinking apple cider vinegar in water (Margarita) “I found I was taking in a lot of toxic cleaning chemicals through skin and respiration… in addition to missing my weekly infrared saunas. All messing with my endocrine system and getting cysts. So 1 tbs of apple cider vinegar in a big glass of water in the morning on an empty stomach. Wait half an hour before eating.
- Stretching and twisting in bed before you get up (Margarita)
- Focussed breating exercises (Margarita)
- Spending time in nature (Suze)
- A “ME DAY”! (Tracy)
- Self-care in-home facial treatments (exfolliating and hydration bamboo sheet masque) So soothing and relaxing. (Joy)
- Telling yourself “no eating in front of the television” to eliminate snacks (and mindless eating!) @littleluxuriesmelbourne
- Looking at cute dog photos (Kareen)
- Therapeutic online shopping! (Suze)
- Bliss balls (Suze)
- Yin Yoga (Margarita)
- And doing the Just Believe Fit classes, of course!