Long before we had to self isolate, my weekends went two ways. The first would be a super packed weekend filled with brunches, leaving little time for 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, 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 NYC and with more time than I could’ve 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 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 all honesty, It’s hard to maintain a sense of productivity when we’re cut off from our normal routines. Also, all these external voices telling us how insanely productive we should be aren’t helping. For me, it’s worse at night so I created a routine out to calm my mind, using a variety of skincare and wellness products below.
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?