There’s something reassuring about knowing you have more time and space to enjoy the comfort of your own home. It’s time to pick up old hobbies, or time to create a new one. It’s time to read that book you’ve left on the side and forgotten about. It’s also time to relax, take it easy and reconnect with yourself. Here’s how all of us at Beauty Kitchen will be spending our new time…
Are you one of those people that feels as though there isn’t enough time in the day to get back into their drawing? Or are you one of those people who has always found inspiration in creativity, but never had the chance to dedicate themselves to it fully? Whether it’s art, music, writing or crafting…this is your chance to get involved again!
Spending your time putting your new-found energy into something creative can put your mind at ease and calm anxiety. If you have kids, this is a great opportunity to get them on board and keep them occupied too!
Recreate a Spa Experience…In Your Own Home
So, you’ve got a few extra hours in the morning and evening, right? Of course, we’re being a bit biased here working at Beauty Kitchen and all that, but everyone deserves some self-care at home to disconnect from the daily stresses of life.
We created The Sustainables range for moments like this in mind. We’ve used organic ingredients including spa-like essential oils so you can add a bit of relaxation to your day-to-night routine, or whenever you need a little lift. Run the bath, light a candle, dim the lights…and prepare to unwind. We can guarantee you’ll be ready for that early night sleep. Oh, and we’ve just included these in our Sustainable Subscription so you can get them delivered directly to your door!
Spending so much time inside can seem odd to those of us who haven’t done it before, but it’s a great chance for us to fall in love with our homes again. Keep on top of clutter, spruce up your surroundings and Feng Shui your living space simply by moving your furniture about to give your room a new feel. If you’re working from home now, a top tip from the BK team is to work near a window so you can experience a bit of natural light. Be sure to open your window to experience nature, get some fresh air and hear the birds singing outside if you can!
Take A Trip to The Past
Speaking of time…this is the perfect opportunity to spend a few hours sifting through your old photos and reminiscing about memories. Get your family and friends on a video call and share your treasures while catching up over a coffee. You could even create a scrapbook!
Get Lost in Another World
Bring out the inner child in you and cosy up with that book you’ve been meaning to read (or stick a movie on if you prefer something more visual). No matter what genre: Sci-Fi, Romance, Mystery and so on, let your imagination go wild and escape to another reality. We love slathering on a nourishing face mask while we’re doing this too! The soothing scents of our Abyssinian Oil Sleep Mask are inspired by walks through a wildflower meadow. Packed full of calming essential oils, including Rose, Cedarwood and Magnolia, this hydrating mask will help you drift into pure relaxation.
Listen to Something Inspirational
We’ve ticked off reading and watching a movie, but something that we’re really enjoying tuning into right now are podcasts! You can listen to them while you snooze, have a shower, clean your house or even listen to one in the background while you work. There’s something for everyone, and if you’re in need of some work motivation, our Founder Jo Chidley was recently invited onto the Leaders Council podcast talking about how we run things here at BK. You can listen to the full podcast here.
Since going to a yoga studio is out of the question, this a great time to recreate a relaxing atmosphere, put on some soothing music and do some at home yoga or meditation. Whatever your level of practice, we love following YouTube tutorials or apps like Down Dog where you can be a part of an active yoga community. These following apps are currently free to download until April 1st so make the most of it while you can: Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout.
So, those are our top ways to turn our current experience into something positive and making the most of this extra time. Don’t forget, we’re always here to answer any questions or if you need a chat! Catch up and stay in touch with us on our social platforms @beautykitchen