The number of cases in the City is once again uncontrollably rising. Listening to the news, long hours of work, and caring for the entire family all in one day can be quite overwhelming. Today, more than ever, it is important to pause for a moment, breathe, and relax.
“It is normal to feel stressed or overwhelmed during uncertain times. Emotions in response to uncertainty may include anxiety, fear, anger and sadness. You also could feel helpless, discouraged and, occasionally, out of control. Physical responses may include headache, muscle tension, fatigue and sleeplessness,” this is how Sarah Reichert, a clinical social worker in Minnesota, addressed the effect of the pandemic to most people. In the midst of all this chaos, you should not forget to take care of yourself too. To boost yourself during these uncertain times, here are a few things you can do once in a while.
Declutter your room. Anxiety can rise when we open a messy closet door or take a look in our garages. Science has shown that unnecessary stress and anxiety can lead to unforeseen health issues. Life is stressful enough, our homes need to be calm and peaceful places for us to recharge. While you are at it, make sure to clean and disinfect too. Instakart has a home care section where you can have much needed cleaning and disinfecting bundles. Organize everything and enjoy that light, happy feeling when it is all done.
Try out new recipes. Sometimes, self care looks like this: simply going barefoot to the kitchen and innovating your way around. Tinapa pasta? Carbonara with Luncheon Meat? Why not. Forgot some key ingredients? With Instakart’s complete kitchen essentials, “me-time” can be so easy. Why cooking is so soothing may be because it encourages creativity. "Cooking is a great destresser because it serves as a creative outlet," says Debbie Mandel, author of "Addicted to Stress." And while stress can numb your senses, cooking activates them.
Have your very own skin care routine. This can greatly boost your self confidence. Plus, proper skin care is also important because the skin is the largest barrier against infection that we have. Keeping our skin healthy and moist helps keep this barrier strong. Cracks in the skin make a person more prone to infection too. So bring out those facial cleansers, gentle soap, and moisturizing lotions. Out of stock? No problem. Instakart also has a Health and Beauty category where you can shop for whatever you need. Baby powder? Gel? Lotion? All these and so much more are in store for you.
Have relaxing essential oils on your body for a restful sleep. Sometimes, all we need is a long sleep that nourishes the tired body and mind. One of the most trusted essential oil by Filipinos is the Efficascent Oil. Dash out some and you’ll have a relaxing night before you know it. If you need one, Instakart also has this conveniently available. We understand that there are now many titos and titas who need it more than ever.
We can be so busy at times that we forget to take some time for ourselves. Treat yourself to some of these gifts to help you become more grounded and resilient even though these uncertain times.