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I’m taking car of myself at home

By 9 April, 2020No Comments
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At Velarte, we are being responsible in the face of this health crisis and staying at home with our loved ones. Only together can we win the battle against the virus. That’s why we want to do our bit and help you take care of yourself during this difficult time.

First of all

The most important thing right now is to avoid being over-exposed to information. Of course we need to be informed, but we need to try and limit the hours we spend being bombarded with news.

Keeping a routine

All psychologists are stressing how important it is to develop a routine during this period, a schedule of activities to keep our days organised and to keep us busy in an orderly way. You should set out your tasks each day so you know what you’re going to do and what time you’re going to get up, and keep schedules for meals and sleeping.

I have no time right now

How many times have have you said this? Well now is the perfect time to take advantage of this opportunity to do all the things that you didn’t have time to do until now: Reading those books that you had no time to read, watching those series that you had no time to watch, finishing that painting you started, organisingyour home, even reorganising your wardrobe. Well now you can.

Chez moi

If maintaining a diet is important under normal circumstances, now it’s even more so, considering how few calories we’re burning while being stuck at home. It’s a good idea to make an organised shopping list, to avoid going to the supermarket too often and only when it’s really necessary. To avoid forgetting anything, experts recommend separating the list into groups and then categorising the different foods accordingly.  Healthy foods are obviously important to meet the needs of all members of the household. Food with a long shelf life is also important, as are healthy non-perishable products, and avoiding highly processed and unhealthy frozen foods.

If you’re looking for further advice, you’ll find more tips here to help you shop as effectively as possible.

Burning time, but also calories

Going from the kitchen to the sofa and from the sofa to your bedroom is not much of an exercise routine. This is why all nutritionists, trainers and doctors recommend exercise routines at home, to maintain daily physical activity. You can find advice and free plans on any professional website, and you can even exercise at the same time with people on YouTube or in the stories of a qualified professional.

We’ll leave you with five YouTube channels so you can keep in shape.

Something new every day

Now more than ever, thanks to the Internet and all the smart devices we are surrounded with, we have constant access to an endless flow of information. But also, due to everything that’s going on right now, there are a large number of institutions, universities, trainers and experts who are releasing courses of all kinds, for free. We therefore recommend that if you have any spare time between the exercise, the recipes, organising your home, take advantage of the opportunity to learn new things that otherwise you wouldn’t have been able to.

My moment

Whether you live with your children, parents or a partner, you need space to take care of yourself, pamper yourself and relax, and why not? Give yourself a little treat.

Take advantage of this opportunity to give yourself a massage on your face, legs or arms with creams and oils, or if you are lucky your partner or a family member may do it for you. Pamper yourself a lot because your body will thank you. Accompany this moment with relaxing music to help you switch off from everything around you.

Here is a link where you can find different natural products to order online.

So now you know, the best thing for you and for this period of time, is to take care of yourself at home.