2020 has brought a huge amount of disruption to us all. Whether you’re a key worker who’s rushed off their feet, or have suddenly found yourself with plenty of time on your hands, we know how crucial it is to maintain a routine that keeps you feeling good.
Here, we roundup our five favourite ways to find a moment of calm during lockdown.
- Cooking slow
Many people have found themselves working at home over the last couple of months, and cooking has provided much-needed solace. Methodical stirring, chopping and whisking can bring you into the moment with a bit of mindfulness, and allows you to create something tangible after a day sitting at a desk.
- Extra skincare time
Night-time skincare rituals have become more important than ever during lockdown. A soothing routine can help prepare you for a restful sleep and gives your skin a bit of pep for the next day.
- Focusing on breathing
Yoga helps counteract stressful periods in life by bringing you back to your breath, a really helpful practice for any anxiety. Whether you prefer a bit of meditation with apps like Headspace, or a more intense workout with pilates, breathing is key.
We’re enjoying a bit of yoga every morning with Adriene.
- Hydrating everything
Without the normal office routine, it’s easy to slip into bad habits. But ditching your water bottle now you’re at home isn’t a good idea. Keeping as hydrated as possible inside and out is a small thing that really can make a difference.
We’ve been juicing a bit of ginger for a morning wake-up and adding lemon and cucumber to our water to encourage us to drink as much as possible. For a hydration boost throughout the day we’re using our refreshing Hydro Mist.
- Reading a comforting classic
Taking a break from our screens is a helpful thing to make time for, and can boost wellbeing and reduce stress levels.