Have you tested positive for needing a vacation?
I think we are all suffering emotionally and physically during this latest round of lockdowns. Our vacations are being cancelled, more and more people are testing positive, the kids are home AGAIN, and on it goes....
Below are some ideas for taking a mental health break right in the comfort of your own home to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit, while you dream of your next holiday.
Plan your ME day. Think about what you hope to accomplish. It is rest and relaxation, rejuvenation, exercise, pampering? Some ideas may include:
-reading ( perhaps a travel guide to a destination you want to visit)
-taking a steam shower or a long hot bath
-watching a travel related movie or tv show
-taking a walk or hike
-doing an online cooking class (think Italian, Greek, Caribbean dishes you've been wanting to try)
-booking yourself in for a hot stone massage to help reduce stress and anxiety and relieve muscle tension.
Set the scene in a calming area of your home. Ocean scented or coconut scented candles, soft nature inspired music, surround yourself with plants (palm plants are my favorite), a throw, some pillows and a soft rug. Having a facial roller, a microwave heat bag, a facial oil or facial mist on hand is like having a little spa at home.
Finally, don't forget the healthy snacks and lots of water to hydrate and perhaps a Pina Colada or two just to keep with the travel theme...lol.