Taking care of your mental health is essential during quarantine. It's easy to feel overwhelmed while the world is in an unsure state. So while self-caring your skin and hair can be fun, self-caring mentally is just as important and cam be just as fun. Here are some quick tips on how to take care of your mental health during quarantine!
1. Watch something you love
Whether it's that movie you never got to watch, or rewatching Gossip Girl for the 16th time, watching something to lift your mood up is always a good idea. You don't even have to pay full attention to the show, just having the background noise of a TV show or movie you love can make a difference in your mood.
2. Contact loved ones
FaceTime dates, Zoom parties, or sending a letter, are all great ways to keep in contact with your loved ones while social distancing. Talking to someone will help allow you to feel connected to your friends & fam even if you can't see them yet IRL.
3. Dress up and take a selfie
I don't care how superficial this sounds. Getting ready and taking a selfie is a form of self-care ok and you know it.
4. Listen to podcasts
Podcasts are a great way to distract yourself and listen to something you genuinely enjoy while doing any activity you feel like doing. Whether you're putting on a hair mask or attempting to do at-home gel nails, a podcast can really entertain you and put you in a good mood.
5. Order or cook your favorite food
This isn't a time to be lame about food! Order from your fave restaurant or cook that dish you always wanted to try. Don't make yourself feel bad about eating something you love. It's a pandemic, you're allowed to eat a McChicken once in a while.
Reading is relaxing and can get you out of a negative headspace at anytime. Indulge in some good reads and give your mind a break from the real world!
Try out these tips to take care of your mental health, and make sure to follow us at @Fanola and DM us on how you're self caring!