COVID-19 came without much warning and quickly became a worldwide pandemic, marking 2020 the most unpredictable year of the century. In order to continue to live a positive + healthy life during this new year, it is important to explore healthy rituals and habits. This freeing way of life will help you to stay calm, and it will improve your mental health for years to come. PBE believes everyone should promote their well-being by giving themselves the self-care and love they deserve. Your mind and soul are essential to you and to the universe, so let’s create positive waves of energy together that will last all year.
Self-Care/Skin Care Routine
As we spend more time at home, we have more opportunities for personal care + love. Going to the spa or booking an appointment for a facial can be a huge risk for many these days. Instead of getting exposed to the anxiety of Covid, you can sit peacefully at home and give yourself a self-care or a spa day! Treat yourself to an at-home facial with your favorite face masks, exfoliants, and/or serums to give your skin the perfect glow. Not only will you feel clean + rejuvenated, but you will also feel calmer and more in tune with your body and mind.
On your self-care spa day, don’t forget to give your lips the nourishment, hydration, and love they deserve as well. Our Lavender Lust Lip Scrub + Lavender Tinted Lip Butter is the perfect addition to your self-care routine. Lavender can help relieve tension and anxiety, while also healing respiratory problems and aiding in sleep. The earth is full of riches, and lavender is one of those gifts we should always utilize and cherish.
Healthy Sleep Schedule
Having a 7-to-8-hour regular sleeping schedule is incredibly beneficial to your body + spirit. Not only will having a regular sleep schedule reduce stress and improve your mood, but it will also help you fight off negative vibes and sickness. Studies have shown that waking up at the same time every day will help you sleep better each night. You will find that getting into a regular sleep routine is easier than you think, and it will make you feel energized! Also, remember to drink water as soon as you wake up in the morning. You are always your most dehydrated after a night's rest! Replenish your body so that you can start your day and live by the sun. You are wild and free at heart, so give your body what it needs to spread your essence for life with others.
The practice of manifesting is becoming more and more popular since COVID-19. Manifesting allows you to become more optimistic and accepting of outcomes. You can manifest positive vibes by journaling about what you look forward to in a day or even in the future. You can even manifest feeling better about yourself by speaking out affirmations every day. While there are several ways to get started in your manifestation journey, a good place to start is the 3-6-9 method. The first step is to either think or write down, “I am so happy and grateful that...,” and follow with the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about your desires for the future. Do this 3 times in the morning, 6 times in the afternoon, and 9 times at night for 10 straight days. See how it makes you feel at the end of the 10 days. You might just love it enough to make it a routine! We think that after these short 10 days your soul will shine so bright that others will wonder in the secret of happiness that you have found.
Another way to stay calm during these pressing times is to practice your spirituality through meditation! Yes, meditating can be confusing and frustrating, but you can make it easy. Set your own path that is most comfortable and true to you. Quieting your mind and meditating even for a few minutes every day is beneficial to your mental health. Streaming meditations on Spotify or YouTube that help guide you in your early stages of trying out meditation will help greatly. We recommend taking a look at Guided Meditation playlists on Spotify that consists of different types of short meditations that are easy to incorporate into your everyday routine! Honor the light, love, truth, beauty, and peace within you by giving yourself time to practice meditation.
Physically moving your body is so important to your well-being and behavior. There are so many different free work-outs on YouTube that will help get you started. A popular fitness YouTube channel worth checking out is POPSUGAR fitness, which has a wide range of at-home workouts. Maybe working out isn’t for you, so try something that doesn’t feel like a chore. Take a walkout in nature and feel the sun on your face. In the 20 minutes you walk, you will get nourishment from the sun and also help your body to feel alive! You’ll find that moving your body, going outside, and being active every day has a positive impact on your overall mood and motivation. You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to others.
You absolutely deserve to be your best self, while staying calm and healthy! PBE cares about your well-being and believes that incorporating these recommendations into your everyday lifestyle will help you to become your best self!
Comment below and tell us how you’ve stayed calm during COVID-19! Have you tried any of our recommendations above?
Peace + Love