Feel Good From Home: Self Care Tips for Quarantine

By Emily Martin

March 6, 2020

What does your day normally look like? You might spend your time running around your spa or salon, helping clients look and feel their best. Maybe you enjoy hitting the gym after work, or kick off your morning by walking to your local coffee shop for your daily latte. People in the beauty and wellness industry, like you, are often quite social and active on the day-to-day. 

When you’re used to a certain level of physical and social activity, that means being stuck inside can be a real struggle. Since this is the temporary reality many of us are facing, we might as well make the most of it!

To avoid feeling the cabin fever, here are some of the top ways you can embrace positivity and self care during your time at home. 

Exercise, even if it’s not your normal routine!

Since a lot of people who work in spas and salons are so active throughout the day, exercise might not be regular within your schedule. Now that you’re at home, it’s important to find a way to get those endorphins going! Online workouts, like Yoga with Adriene, are a great way to get your blood moving. If you’re healthy, go for a daily walk in the sunshine! Just be careful to stay a good distance from others. 

Pick up a hobby that makes you feel happy and productive.

What’s that one thing you’ve always wanted to try, but never had the time? Guess what? You have an opportunity to do it now! Whether it’s learning to bake real French macarons, or taking an online graphic design course, give it a shot! You’ll be happy you tried. 

Do something to make you feel beautiful.

If your favorite part of your daily routine is crafting the perfect hair and makeup look for yourself, it can be hard when you feel like you don’t have a good reason to get dressed up. Spend time doing a detoxifying face mask or painting your nails a bright and beautiful color. When you feel good, you’ll feel confident and ready to conquer the day!

Find time away from screens.

We all know the news, social media, or your regular TV shows can be fun to browse for awhile, but they can leave you tired and maybe even feeling negative. Get up and get moving with some household chores, your new hobby, or some exercise to feel more upbeat!

Find ways to contribute to your community.

We all know people or organizations that might be struggling during this time. Think up some ways that you can help from home! Maybe it’s going through your closet and finding clothes to donate or starting a fundraiser online for one of your favorite local charities. Helping others is a great way to bring your community together, even if it’s from the safety of your own home. 

Schedule in daily positivity and gratitude.

When we’re all being honest, staying home for days on end is hard, and the best thing you can do for yourself and others around you is finding time every day for positivity. Start a group text with your friends or coworkers, encouraging everyone to say one thing they’re grateful for each day. Meditate for 15 minutes a day on the positive things in your life. FaceTime your family and laugh about old stories. There’s nothing more important than a positive outlook! Make a practice of letting your gratitude shine. 

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Emily Martin

Copywriter, Zenoti

A self-confessed bookworm with a passion for languages and weaving together words. Happiest when immersed in nature, either on horseback or skis, or curled up with a good thriller. Emily's writing focuses on sharing trends and insights impacting the beauty and wellness industry.

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