Long before we had to self isolate, my weekends went two ways. The first would be a super packed couple of days filled with brunches and happy hours, leaving little time for all the things on my to do list. Then Sunday would come around and I would feel guilty on top of the Sunday scaries, for all the things I didn’t achieve. The second kind was me sleeping late into the afternoon, then bingeing Netflix and Youtube videos until way into the night, followed by some self flagellating thoughts as I looked at my to do list on Sunday night with nothing accomplished. My point being, I’ve always been bad at managing my free time.
Cut to self isolating in New York city and with more time that I could’ve ever wanted, and I find myself with a long list of tasks to accomplish by the end of the quarantine. It’s been almost three months since I wrote the list and I’m yet to complete it. Instead my anxiety has gone through the roof and I’ve spent the past few weeks trying to keep it in check. In honesty, It’s hard to maintain a sense of productivity when we’re cut off from our normal routines and have all these external voices telling us how insanely productive we should be. For me it’s worse at night so I set out to calm my mind and have used skincare as a form of self care and a variety of products through which I’ve made my room a calming space. Read below the products I use to calm me and keep my anxiety at bay.
I have my diffuser with Bergamote essential oil drops running during the weekday to provide a sense of focus and then lavender oil at night to calm me.
8 Greens supplements
I take these to make sure that I’ve gotten all my greens for the day. 8Greens is a key source of antioxidants. Each tablet contains as much vitamin B5 as 15 cups of broccoli, vitamin B6 as 6 cups of spinach, vitamin C as 6 oranges, and vitamin B12 of seven cups of milk. By taking it, I’m checking off a big nutritional task on my list.
CBD oil & Supplements
I sometimes have trouble sleeping and find that CBD oil is a great for me and helps relax me while I try and fall asleep.
Chanel La Creme Main Hand cream
No one likes being ashy but this hand cream does more than eliminate those ashy corners. It leaves my hands super soft before I go about my nightly or daily routine.
Lavender essential oil
I have a spray bottle of pure essential lavender oil that I use to spray on my pillows and on my pajamas before bed as research suggests that lavender could be helpful towards treating anxiety, stress, & restlessness.
I’m obsessed with things and rooms smelling great. Baies by Diptique is my favorite room spray and I find that whenever I spray it around my apartment, it makes me feel more comfortable.
What are some ways that you’ve found to help get you through these anxiety inducing times?