I'm trying to fill my schedule at home with as many healthy things as possible. Anyone else? I have seen the saying on social media about quarantine 15 or quarantine lean. I want to use this as an opportunity and that means keeping health a priority. Keeping yourself healthy is hard work and takes a certain discipline even when we don't have these types of restrictions.
I understand it can be much easier to let things go, eat unhealthy food, and watch awesome Netflix shows but for physical and mental well-being turning to healthy activities can really make a difference in how we feel.
To help myself during these unprecedented times, I'm trying to keep to a weekly schedule when necessary but also have learned to give myself grace too. I think its important to find a healthy balance. With so much stress, worry, and fear of the unknown being shared in the media we just can't forget to take care of ourselves as a way to reduce those emotions that are so connected to our immune system.
Self-care can look different to everyone. Some things that may help your mental and physical well-being may be meditation, mindfulness, a streamed shower, yoga, laying or sitting down and breathing, walking in the woods, or being outside.
Personally, I have found myself turning to yoga more often as I social distance at home. I embrace time on my mat. It brings my brain clarity as I decluttered thoughts and it brings my body calmness as I put focus on my breath or how I feel physically in each stretch. Please don't let me fool you, I'm not all that good at yoga but that's OK. In adulthood, I have found love in yoga because it can be whatever you need it to be on any given day and with each practice you can see improvement. Everything in yoga can be modified to fit your ability.
If you do not practice yoga yet, I hope you give it a chance and even try to add essential oils to your practice. Whether your looking for flexibility, strength, power, mindfulness, stress relief, balance, or even energy, I believe there is a practice for you.
Since I have been using my yoga mat much more in the last couple weeks, I made this DIY Yoga Mat Spray to help keep things refreshed and clean on the mat. It's nice to have a mat that doesn't smell stale as I begin in child's pose.
Simply use this spray after each practice but even feel free to give your mat a spritz before you start too.
Ingredients for DIY Yoga Mat Spray:
Directions for DIY Yoga Mat Spray
How to use DIY Yoga Mat Spray
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My name is Missy and I am the owner of Essentially Well LLC and the primary author of "The Oil Sister". Challenging myself to learn about natural health and wellness has been a life-changing experience for me. I want to share what I have learned with YOU!
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