The pandemic scares got you all stressed and worked up? Picture this: a subtle lavender aroma cascading from your living room and soft music playing in the background while you indulge in some TLC for your skin. Just the thought is so relaxing, right?
As taxing as the coronavirus anxiety might be for so many of us, it is time to practice some gratitude. The fact that you have a roof over your head, food on your plate, and internet to read this story should vouch for it. It is also time to slow down and understand that we still have so much to be thankful for. Lastly, it is time to practice some self-care, to indulge in activities that ease our anxiety, and to pursue overall health and wellness.
Well, we thought of giving you a hand with the last one and have thus curated a wellness kit that is sure to soothe your soul and make you feel like you are on a relaxing retreat. Seeking some respite from all the distressing news and happenings? Get set to switch on the zen mode in 3...2...1...
While we do love monsoons for all the rainbows, the music of the downpour, and the petrichor, the humidity that comes complimentary with all of this is a sure-shot deal breaker. And while sitting in ACs might solve the problem for you, it isn't exactly the best solution. It's a great time to sit in your balcony, sip on some steaming chamomile tea, relish the rains, and absorb the calm. However, there happens to be a way to be at utmost ease--wearing soft, breezy cottons! Think of pristine pastel kaftans and culottes that let you breathe and sit as light as the breeze on your skin. Also, flowy silhouettes, loose sleeves, and drop waist garments must be your cue here.
Here's something that might interest you:
And now that we are sorted with the apparel, might we suggest some squishy slippers to optimise the feel-good experience and hit the ultimate levels of cozy? Here's what we liked:
Picture this: Rain pouring through your window screen, a book in your lap, and a tea of hot herbal tea in your hand! We know, we made our case right there! Herbal teas like chamomile, peppermint, and lavender are known for their calming properties and can work wonders by reducing your stress and anxiety in addition to taking care of your overall wellness. Also, you can try some desi blends like Kashmiri kahwa and the good, old masala chai to boost your immunity while you sip in the comforts of your tea.
But wait, we have something for the coffee fam as well! Coffee kombucha: the cooler and healthier way of indulging in your caffeine love that boosts your gut health. And while you can always order a nice indulgent bottle of regular kombucha from a reliable source, you can also brew your own batch at home. Whatever you choose, we have you covered for both:
The right kinds of course! Our bodies at a given time might have a number of deficiencies like iron and calcium deficiencies. This is exactly why doctors recommend supplements that work by making up for these deficiencies, regulating our body functioning, and thus restoring our overall health and wellness. A basic multivitamin can do wonders for your mood, health, and stress levels simply by regulating your metabolism. Also, you can right now focus on supplements that further boost your immunity like those rich in vitamin C and thus, eases all the infection anxiety. We also recommend some Omega 3 supplements that are great for your hair and skin, work almost instantly and will help you feel better about yourself. Life's a little better and stress-free when that face glows and the hair's healthier, right?
Consult your doctor before buying your supplements.
In this season (or any), few things happen to be as calming as a cold sheet mask that smells like a million bucks and comes with the assurance of healthier, softer skin. Now that so many of us are working from homes, it would be a great time to indulge in some TLC and slap in that nice, luxurious mask.
Most of us are definitely having a lot of screen time and a soothing eye mask to add on to the sheet experience wouldn't really hurt, right? Extra points for something that smells awesome! I can already feel that stress going away.
Plus, all the coronavirus anxiety has had us all frantically washing our hands, a habit that has seriously dried our hands. The sanitisers don't help either and thus we strongly recommend slathering a smooth hand cream to lock in the moisture.
Ever explored the calming magic of essential oils? From treating headaches to inducing peaceful sleep, essential oils happen to be wellness treasures that are absolutely worth investing in.
Some smells and fragrances can have a calming effect and this is why scented candles, aroma diffusers, and incense sticks hold such a coveted space in contemporary households. We think that an aroma diffusing kit is a must must-have in your wellness kits and here's our pick:
Once you are snug in your breezy kaftan with skin all plumped up and soaking in that calming aroma, it is time for some gratitude.
Well folks, wasn't just scrolling through our creations calming enough?
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