5 Ways to Give Yourself the Love You Deserve During Social Distancing
However social distancing during this time looks for you, we can all agree it's taking a huge toll on us. We're learning to navigate new routines and habits and creating a temporary normal, which can become mentally exhausting and bring on a lot of feelings we're not used to dealing with.
While the future can seem uncertain at this time and any feelings we may have toward it are more than valid, it's in our power to make this unprecedented situation as easy on ourselves as possible.
We can start small. Getting out of bed, showering, getting dressed, and maintaining our social and family life virtually are simple steps that can do so much for our mental state. Repeating words of affirmation also helps, as well as staying away from the overwhelming news cycle.
Once we've conquered those little steps, it's time to invest some extra time into reminding ourselves how much we love ourselves. No, it's not selfish to think about ourselves during a time like this — in fact, it can help this new, temporary reality feel a little easier.
So, keep reading to find out ways to enjoy that little extra love from you to you.