With the pandemic still going on, we’ve all probably had our fair share of stressful situations come out of it. But here at Nanacoco, we want to remind YOU, our Nanacoco Crew, that even saving just a little bit of time for yourself is important too!
Often, we get caught up in handling what’s only in front of us, that sometimes we need to take a step back and recharge by relieving some of that stress. So, we’ve compiled 5 things you can do at home to help take a step back from the pandemic pandemonium!
Turn on your favorite music and sing and dance like no one is watching.
Okay, so you might live with family, friends, or even college roommates, but it can still work out! If it comes down to it, you can always go into a room and lock the door so you have your own space to let loose. There is a reason why music is the language of the soul, not only can it overtake the mind and body, but it absorbs the feelings expressed in a song. It doesn’t matter if you can’t hit every note (ha! We surely try), or if your dance moves may be a bit rusty, all that matters is that you’re having fun getting lost in the music! The best part is, there is no wrong way to do this! All you have to do is queue up your playlist, and the rest will come to you naturally!
Try cooking that recipe that you've been thinking about.
Some people might say that cooking is stressful, but the key here is to not focus on cooking for other people but to cook for yourself. If you cook for yourself, you’ll be able to enjoy the whole experience instead of worrying about doing everything perfectly. Let's face it we aren't trying to bring those fancy food commercials to real life! So, don’t worry if your food isn’t Michelin star caliber.
Even making a simple breakfast can feel therapeutic and rewarding, plus we all know the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach! So, feel free to relax, go at your own pace, and maybe even use that spatula that you bought but never used!
Have your own spa time.
There is much needed time for you to relax during your busy day, and feel good while doing it too! It doesn’t have to be super grand, just as long as you’re able to take some time for yourself and relax for even just a little bit! Only have 30 minutes to yourself? Don’t worry, just turn on your favorite TV show and slap on a face mask! (No, not that one!) Pick your favorite sheet mask, wash-off mask, or a peel-off mask like our Glacial Water Hydrating Peel-Off Glow Mask. While your skin is absorbing the treatment, you can sit back and enjoy your favorite shows! You’ll have some time to appreciate your show, while your skin appreciates you!
Light a scented candle and get an adult coloring book.
It's time to put your phones away and do some good old-fashioned coloring because coloring is not just for kids anymore! Light a candle, sit down someplace comfortable and release your inner child. There's just something serene and peaceful about coloring with a scented candle to ease your senses. Coloring books are widely available on sites like Amazon, or if you don't want to spend money, there are some free printable adult coloring pages online as well!
Call or video chat with a friend.
With FaceTime, Discord, Skype, and a plethora of messaging apps, video chatting is widely available. During this time, it may be hard to meet up with all of your friends, so take some time to call your best pal or group of friends to chat and catch up! Sometimes just spending time with friends is all we need to feel supported, positive and revitalized.
This is just a small list of many things you can do to relieve some stress. You can find whatever works for you and makes you feel good because at the end of the day it's all about YOU!