Whether you are hoping to emerge from quarantine being a better version of yourself or just looking for a way to fill your time, here are ways to treat yourself without having to leave the house.
Treat your skin: Creating face masks and lip scrubs from products in your cabinets are a simple way to keep things fresh. By combining half a tablespoon of cane sugar and half a tablespoon of honey, you have a gently exfoliating lip scrub in just a few minutes. Apply this scrub once a week and use Vaseline after for hydrated lips.
Face masks can also be made using ingredients at home. By combining one tablespoon of Greek yogurt, one teaspoon of oatmeal and one teaspoon of honey, a hydrating face mask is complete. Spread evenly over the face and remove after 10 minutes.
Treat your mind: Over time, it can be easy to lose motivation for classes and studying. Thankfully, there are many ways to keep your mind sharp at home.
Playing board games and building puzzles are two simple ways to easily challenge your brain and boost creativity. Drawing and coloring is also an option that treats the brain.
Treat your nails: Taking care of your nails is a one-way ticket to your quarantine glow up.
Simple actions like applying almond oil or Vaseline after removing nail polish will keep your nails moisturized.
Applying a fun pop of color on your nails is also fun way to show your personality and treat yourself. For those that prefer no color on their nails, softening the nails with a buffer and applying a clear coat will give the nails a nice shine.
Treat yourself emotionally: Prioritizing mental health is important and can be fun. There are simple actions we can take to improve our mental health and relieve stress from our lives.
Communicating about the thoughts and emotions on our minds is a step in the right direction. Whether it be by journaling our experiences, calling a friend or speaking with a UAB Counselor remotely, communication can be a way to understand the emotions we are experiencing.