Our favourite at-home self-care & wellbeing habits With Covid-19 causing all of us to feel stressed, low and like every day is the same, we need to up our self-care habits. Our working from home wellbeing agenda needs some TLC of its own and we need to make sure we’re including daily self-care habits in everyday life. Taking care of your wellbeing at home, without booking a spa weekend, or a trip to the hairdresser, can leave you feeling lost. But we’ve got the best at-home self-care and wellbeing habits that you can adopt. 1. Journal Journaling has scientifically proven health and wellbeing benefits. We really recommend this is high up on your working from home wellbeing plan. Why? Because you’re probably sat at a screen for hours on end. Instead, you can grab a beautiful journal and pen, snuggle up on the sofa, and pour out your thoughts. There’s no right or wrong, it’s the mere act of writing that helps. 2. Get a massage at home You don’t need to go to a salon or spa for a massage. In fact, having a massage at home can feel so much safer at the moment. You won’t have to go out and mix with anyone, potentially increasing your exposure to Covid-19. Instead, book your massage at home and let the relaxation come to you. Why not book it for the middle of the week so that it really adds to your working from home wellbeing. 3. Meditate Light a beautiful scented candle and do some mindfulness meditation. If you don’t know what you’re doing, try the Headspace App. Meditation is packed with wellbeing benefits and anyone can do it. It’s perfect for doing at home. 4. Go for a walk It may be winter, but wrap up warm and head out for a walk. Getting some exercise and breathing some fresh air, as well as communing with nature, is one of the easiest self-care habits most of us can introduce. Especially if you’re working from home, this is a chance to change the scenery and take yourself away from the same four walls. 5. Have a bath Baths are woefully underrated. In our digitally connected world, a bath forces you to log off and unwind. Grab some divinely scented bubble bath, dim the lights, and soak in the tub. We promise you’ll come out feeling soothed. 6. Get your nails done Are you neglecting your beauty regime because you’re working from home? The problem is that this can leave you feeling flat and unloved. Show yourself some care by having a manicure or pedicure at home. By having your nails done at home, you can glance down at your perfectly groomed hands and remind yourself that your beauty is worth your attention. 7. Read a good book Of all the daily self-care habits there are, reading is something that you can fit in around your routine. Instead of mindless scrolling on your phone, how about using the Kindle App and reading a book? If you prefer to listen instead, what about Audible? Being transported to another world or situation through reading is one of life’s guilt-free pleasures. 8. Have your hair done Hairdressers are currently allowed to open under all tiers, but we know that many people are still quite anxious about having their hair done. Again, who says you have to go out to get your hair done? At Secret Spa, we offer hairdressing at home. You can go for a new look to add some excitement to the everyday, simply have a tidy-up or your roots done, so that you feel good again. 9. Switch off A primary working from home wellbeing tip is to make sure that you aren’t gradually increasing your screen time to domineering levels. You need to have defined work and home times, even when you are working in your living room. Try to ensure that you don’t switch on your computer until you are ready to work, and switch it off again at the end of the day. Also, with no walking around the office, make sure you get up and walk around occasionally. 10. Enjoy fresh flowers It is winter, everything is grey, and you’re fed up of the same walk in the same park. Inject some vibrant colour and wonderful scent into your home by treating yourself to a bunch of flowers. Life is too short to wait for someone to buy them for you. But just being able to gaze upon the blooms will cheer you up. 11. Get enough sleep Daily self-care habits should include some attention to your sleep needs. Make sure you have a bedtime routine which helps you to wind down to sleep. This should include going to bed at a similar time each day and waking up at a similar time each morning. Have a tidy bedroom, clean comfy bedding, and maybe add a spritz of lavender spray each evening. 12. Practise yoga Whether you’re an experienced Yogi or a novice, yoga is a wellbeing wonder that can be done at home by everyone. There are tonnes of YouTube videos ranging from beginners to advanced, and if nothing else, it will help you to breathe more deeply, take time out and keep physically healthy. 13. Cook up a storm With evenings drawing in and the chills outside, it’s easy to turn to heavy take-aways and stodgy nursery food. Whilst these meals have their place, it’s also important to nourish yourself with veg-laden vibrant dishes which boost your wellbeing. Get in the kitchen and choose some healthy recipes. 14. Declutter With us all spending even more time at home than usual, we need our homes to be our havens. Did you know that decluttering can actually make you feel good? Pick a cupboard or a corner and spend 20 minutes blitzing it. 15. Pick up the phone Friendships are the ultimate self-care habit and at the moment they may be struggling due to the pressures of social-distancing and Covid regulations. Pick up the phone and call a good friend for a natter. Or maybe share a glass of wine together over Zoom. If you can, meet a friend for a socially-distanced walk or a hot chocolate in the park. Your working from home wellbeing agenda needs to be given some attention. Build in the self-care habits above and you’ll be feeling revived and rejuvenated, and able to make it through the winter.