Little Ways to Help You Stay Joyful During Lockdown
Taking a moment to pause is a small yet vital way to help you to stay positive and happy (not to mention sane!) during lockdown. It’s a challenging time for all of us, but the key thing is to learn how to recognize your feelings, acknowledge them, and find ways to help get you out of a bad mood, or provide a silver lining in a day that might be a little bit crummy.
With all this in mind, we wanted to dedicate this blog to a space where we can share our favorite, neat little ways that you can use during your day to help you stay joyful and embrace the positives in each day.
Taking a pause (whether it’s from work or just the family!) with a tea break is a wonderful way to unwind and perk up a bit. Why not try making your own homemade herbal infusion? Just boil up the kettle, then infuse the water in a pan with different herbs and spices. Check out recipes online for base recipes, if you want some ideas to start out with. These can include things like ginger, honey and lemon, or we love a cup of peppermint and licorice tea. Experiment with different recipes and flavor profiles, to create something really delicious, and super relaxing too.
Order fun little treats online
We mentioned herbal teas above, but if you’re looking to get a caffeine fix, ordering some yummy posh coffee varieties online might be just the thing you need. Or, you could buy treats to be delivered to home. These could be bits like delicious choccies, luxury beers or wines, clever online subscription boxes, or even a lovely fragrant candle - things like these help to keep you happy and you can even support independent businesses while you’re at it. Win-win!
Keep a journal
Take up the practice of starting a journal, where you can write everything that you did that day (good and bad alike!) and then make a designated space in your entry to focus on three things that you were thankful for that day. It’s a brilliant, mindful way to appreciate all the positive things that you’ve experienced every day.
We can’t wait for everything to get back to normal, and to see all of our customers again. We’re a private, luxury spa based in Oregon, and so, once lockdown is lifted, we’ll be on hand to provide you guys with some wonderful treatments to help you feel rejuvenated, refreshed and super chilled. Until then, we hope that these little points of inspiration from us help you see the bright side in each day left in lockdown.