Rêveuse Wellness: The Quarantine Issue

Rêveuse Wellness: The Quarantine Issue

This whole quarantine period has been a strange experience to say the least. We’re soon approaching the 3 month mark, so we wanted to share our top 5 tips to stay sane and positive all within the perimeters of our home during these tough and uncertain times. They are small thoughts to help you adjust to life easily and hopefully these tips can come in handy for the foreseeable future. 

Introducing plants and greenery to your home not only helps to connect oneself to nature, but has also proved to reduce stress and improve wellbeing. Biophilia means ‘love of nature’ which focuses on human’s innate attraction to nature and natural processes. Incorporating any type of greenery has massively helped us both get through this quarantine; we hadn’t left the house in nearly 6 weeks during the beginning of the lockdown so creating a biophilic space helped in curating an ambient and comfortable space to live and work in.

It's important to live a balanced lifestyle when it comes to food and wellbeing. Ashamedly, our snacking habits has gone through the roof, and although a treat here and there never hurt anyone, we try to incorporate healthy greens and fruits whenever we can. We always have a bunch of sad looking fruit at the end of the week, so our favourite way to utilise them and not let them go to waste is by blitzing up an icy cold refreshing smoothie. Alternatively, you can chop em up and freeze them and then incorporate them into a smoothie bowl, which we have found ourselves doing recently. 

Making sure to keep hydrated is also key, as the hot summer days are fast approaching, drinking a good volume of water will help to keep the body functioning well. We both keep a large waterbottle by our desks which we will refill at the start of each day. It has really encouraged both of us to drink more water, especially during those times when we happen to forget about it. 

Spending a birthday, anniversary or special occasion at home definitely weren't on most of our lists this year. However, that's not to say you can't make it exciting at home! Myself and Liz planned a small birthday party for our sister, which definitely went down a treat. We were thoroughly surprised at how well it came altogether and this can all be done on a budget. We prepared a lovely grazing platter, chocolate birthday cake, a passionfruit and elderflower cordial drink with some really simple balloons and bunting to tie this altogether. Remember, you really don't have to go all out and spend a fortune; it's these very simple touches that really made the success of the surprise and will be an occasion to remember for years to come.

Our skin has been feeling significantly dry, particularly during the beginning of the lockdown where we avoided going out at all costs and ultimately, never got any of that healthy Vitamin D on our skin. We have both done a cheeky skincare haul since, so that we can look after our skin, but also to get into the daily habit of our skincare regimen. I have definitely noticed my skin feeling more refined and healthy, which has helped my confidence increase and has allowed me to develop better health habits all around.

This is the perfect time for most of us to pick up any new or old hobbies we have been meaning to get into. We have found it enjoyable being able to spend time focusing on drawing and playing the piano, both of which we had always found an excuse to put on hold. Revisiting an old skill may spark a new joy that you had thought had once been lost, so even maybe making a small start may turn into something that will enrich your mind and being. 

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