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How to Practice Self-Care as We Come Out of Lockdown

Self-care should be a key part of your life when it comes to maintaining your health and wellbeing. The past year has been difficult for many people around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With socialising with friends and family off the cards, work situations uncertain, and many of the things that we enjoy doing closed down for the time being as the country works to try and get in control of the situation, looking after yourself and practicing self-care as the UK makes steps towards coming out of lockdown has never been more important. Here are some ideas to consider.  

Book a Massage 

One of the most exciting things about the roadmap out of lockdown is that by April, we’ll hopefully be able to enjoy health and beauty treatments once again. Whether you’ve been stressed out with home schooling or have a bad back from working from home at your kitchen table for months, there’s nothing like a good deep tissue massage to get rid of all those knots and help you relax. In April, salons like utopiabeautique.com will be reopening with safety measures in place to ensure that you’re protected from COVID-19 while being able to enjoy your favourite health and beauty treatments once again.  

Stay Social 

Lockdown has kept us apart from our families and friends, whether you’ve been unable to meet up with your friends for some time or have been missing out on seeing elderly parents and grandparents due to the pandemic. Those who live alone have had a particularly hard time when it comes to socialising, so it’s important to take some time to get in touch with the people who mean the most to you in life. In the next couple of months it’s going to be possible to have people around to visit in the garden as long as you social distance, so it’s worth planning some spring and summer meet-ups to look forward to.  

Exercise 

Working from home and staying indoors as much as possible hasn’t helped many people with staying physically active, especially if you’d normally work out at the gym and your local gym is closed. However, physical activity is good for your body and mind and it doesn’t have to be boring either. There are plenty of fun things that you can do at home to work out more often, from dancing in the living room to playing active games on your gaming console.  

Get Enough Sleep 

Finally, being at home all the time can wreak havoc with your routine, especially if you don’t have to get up as early in the morning to commute to work since you can just roll into the next room and open your laptop. However, not getting enough sleep can have a big impact on your health and well-being, so it’s important to put a relaxing night-time routine in place that will encourage you to get 7-9 hours of shut-eye every night.  

The past year has been tough for many of us, with life as we knew it coming to a standstill. As we prepare to finally wave goodbye to lockdown, it’s important to take things slow and focus on self-care.  

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