Ultimate self-care tips for you to stay sane at home -
Self-care tips at home

Ultimate self-care tips for you to stay sane at home

We know… Trust me, we know… Staying at home until June 4th is not ideal for anyone! But for the sake of Singapore, it is what we have to do. If you’re anything like us, you’re bound to feel stir-crazy after being cooped up at home for days after days. So, if you’re running out of things to do at home, we’ve created a list of a few things you can try to do! 

Shake it up a little and create your new routine! Have you been wanting to try out meditation? Perhaps it’s 30 minutes of quiet reading? Take some time in your day for it. If you don’t have time in the morning, you can make full use of your lunch break! Or even do a little something after work. There’s all the time in the world now since we don’t have to leave the house so take this time to explore your interests and find what works for you.  

1. Mediate first thing in the morning

Mediating can be as simple as sitting on your bed, closing your eyes for a few minutes and thinking about absolutely nothing. It is a great habit to incorporate into your morning routine as it helps to clear the mind, increases your self-awareness and reduces stress (which you totally need during this turbulent period). 

The best thing about this is that you don’t need any equipment for this – just that teeny weeny bit of discipline to get started on this. 

2. Try out that exercise regime you’ve been putting off! 

Try out that exercise regime you've been putting off!

Whether it is running, pilates or a HIIT workout, why not try it? Without the extra time needed for commuting, you have more time to try new things and maybe even create new habits!

The virus is an excuse to not report to the gym but it definitely isn’t an excuse to not keep your body moving. Or if you’ve always wanted to get into the habit of working out, here’s your chance. There are tons of workout videos on YouTube for you to choose from and they are free! You need a personal trainer no more. 

If you are looking for a new pilates workout, check out Blogliates! If you prefer something more intense, why not look at F45? A lot of these workouts are equipment-free and the choices are endless, from simple full-body stretches, yoga, to high intensity workouts to make sure that you’re getting your sweat on. The type of workout doesn’t matter. Just get that body moving and refrain from becoming a couch potato because that doesn’t bring any good for your immune system. 

3. Look up recipes online and get down to preparing your own healthy dishes

You know how people say that the key to a healthy body is actually only 30% exercise and 70% diet? Well, that’s true, but it’s easier said than done. Especially with the hustle and bustle of life, the last thing that we want to do after getting home from a long day at work is to cook. 

But now that you’ve got the extra time at home, why not make full use of it and start looking up healthy and delicious recipes online? Believe us, healthy food doesn’t have to taste bland and boring if you find the right recipes. 

4. Learn something new! 

I’m sure you’ve all seen the articles about online platforms offering free classes… Well, why not try it out? If you are a student who is still thinking about what to study in university, why not try a subject in your field of interest and see if it works for you? If you are just someone who is interested in learning, well, it’s your time to shine! There’s so much you can learn online whether it is academics, business or hobbies so why not try it out? 

5. Read

Reading tips for you to stay sane at home

All of us need some humour and positivity in our lives right now. For some of us, reading is a great way to add get some good stuff into our brains. We’ve all been through bad times, some of us might be going through a tough time right now. So why not take advise from some of the best-selling authors? 

We recommend “Advice on love and love from someone who’s been there” by Cheryl Strayed and “Notes To Self” by Emilie Pine. These are really humorous and motivational reads that we’re currently reading and loving. 

6. Marie Kondo your space

“Declutter” is somewhat one of the most-heard word these past two years. If you are a procrastinator and decluttering your space is the last thing that you want to do, you should think about it. Getting rid of the stuff you don’t want anymore brings more good than bad to both your physical and mental health. 

Practicing personal hygiene is an important thing to do during this period of time. You can also take the time to clean up while decluttering the things that aren’t useful to you anymore. 

Here’s a pro tip from a microbiologist. Don’t wipe off the sanitising liquid right away after sanitising a surface. Leave it to dry because that’s the time when all the bad stuff are getting destroyed *evil laughter*

There you go. These six self-care tips are more than enough to get you through the day. Remember that life still goes on, albeit a little different right now. Well, staying home is the new “normal”! But it’s still important to take care of your health, build up your immune system and stay positive. 

There is honestly so many things you can do right now so there is literally no excuse for you not to explore your interests now! Just remember, 10 minutes is better than nothing. We are all going to get through this together. Meanwhile, we have a few more articles lined up for you so make sure to subscribe to us!

Text by Jamie Lee and Sin Yee Toh
Cover Image by Max van den Oetelaar on Unsplash

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