March 26, 2020

6 Self Care Ideas to Boost Your Mood

We think it's safe to say, when we were all popping champagne last New Year's Eve, we never thought 2020 would go like this! But we are practicing gratitude and focusing on what matters - staying healthy, happy, and connected with others. So, while you're laying low for the time being, use this time to give yourself a little TLC. Here are our top 6 ways to get some self care into your new normal! 

1. Get Active

It's been really cool to see how many fitness influencers and studios have been doing IG Live videos, right? It's so important to get that body moving and those endorphins high, and these Lives and YouTube videos keep us motivated from our living rooms. Some of our faves: Lindsey Harrod, Katrina Scott, Dana Landgren, and Maddie Lymburner. Another favorite way to get moving? LIVING. ROOM. DANCE. PARTY. And we've got the playlist just for you.

2. Virtual Happy Hour

Missing your girl gang catchups? Schedule a group call together, grab your glass, and catch up over FaceTime. Better yet, share a cocktail recipe with the group so everyone can recreate it. One of our faves right now? Monica's Fiery Margarita - salud! 

3. Practice Meditating

We know, we know, you've heard it a million times - meditation is good for you. But really, it is! It's been proven to increase attention, help with anxiety, and improve overall wellbeing. So there's no time the present to give it a go. Some of our favorite apps to help with meditation are Calm, Headspace, and Smiling Mind.

4. Learn About Something New

Take a virtual museum tour thanks to Google Arts and Culture - tour the Met in New York City, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris or the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. They also have virtual tours of many National Parks! You can also watch free nightly performance streams from the Met Opera. Or sign up for Masterclass and watch specialty online courses from experts in fields like fashion, interior design, and film. So many choices, we don't even know where to begin! 

5. Have a Skincare Day

Doing good things for your skin is the ultimate form of self care, right? We always try to go for skincare that's clean, yet potent - and our team has curated a whole selection of sun-kissed products from up and coming brands we love! Light up your favorite candle, throw on a face mask, and treat yourself to a good body scrub. Follow it up with a self tanner and you'll be feeling (and looking) like a million bucks. 

6. Help Someone Else

Look, if recent events have taught us anything, it's that we're global citizens who are truly all connected, and we have to look out for one another. Helping someone else who is in need is the ultimate act of self care because it helps create a better world for all of us. If you're in a position to make a donation, please consider making a charitable contribution to an organization like:

Feeding America

Meals On Wheels

World Health Organization

No Kid Hungry

 

What are YOU doing for self care right now? Tag us using #whatsyourL and @lspace on Instagram! 

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