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    SELF CARE TIPS FOR QUARANTINE ๐ŸŒ™


    There is a lot going on currently in the world, as we are undergoing a collective traumatic event due to pandemic COVID-19.

    Social distancing and self imposed quarantines without seeing friends, family and loved ones have become common place globally as goverments make concerted efforts to fight the coronavirus outbreak.


    A recent study from medical journal The Lancet has noted that the psychological impact of quarantine can be great, resulting in a range of mental health concerns from anxiety or anger to sleep disturbances, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


    So we decided to compile a list of tips, witchy and non witchy to help guide you through these difficult times.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Take one day at a time.

    Try not to project too far into the future. Remember that these are temporary measures and you are not alone.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Stay in contact with people virtually. Engage in activities that give you pleasure and a sense of meaning, and do what you can to help others, which is a remarkable antidote to depression. Netflix opened up a great new chrome extension, called Netflix Party - giving a whole new meaning to Netflix & Chill, meaning you & your friends can watch popular tv shows at same time, while chatting.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Invest in Lavender.

    Lavender is one of the most popular oils used in aromatherapy. The fragrance from the lavender plant is believed to help promote calmness and decrease anxiety, stress and possibly even mild pain.

    If you have lavender essential oils, that you can place in a diffuser, lavender incense or lavender candles, put them to good use.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Breathing Excercises.

    The next time youโ€™re feeling anxious try this simple relaxation technique:

    1. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose. Keep your shoulders relaxed. โ€ฆ

    2. Exhale slowly through your mouth. As you blow air out, purse your lips slightly, but keep your jaw relaxed. โ€ฆ

    3. Repeat this breathing exercise for several minutes.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Limit media intake.

    Itโ€™s okay to stay informed about the situation via reliable sources, but limit your news and social media intake to avoid feeling overwhelmed.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Create or follow a routine.

    Itโ€™s important to create and cultivate a feeling of normalcy and productivity. Change out of those old clothes, brush your teeth, shower and make a to-do of all the things you want to achieve for the day.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Focus on the positives.

    Amplify good news stories and honor caregivers and essential workers, who are working tirelessly to resolve the situation.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Crystals.

    ๐Ÿ’Ž Clear Quartz is incredibly grounding and can help bring you back to earth, if you feel lost and confused during these trying times. It also transmutes negative energy.

    ๐Ÿ’Ž Rose Quartz promotes self love, self care and soothes emotional wounds, which is extremely helpful for depressive episodes.

    ๐Ÿ’Ž Amethyst is balancing and is known to alleviate deep stress, anxiety and fatigue.

    ๐Ÿ’Ž Shungite restores natural balance and is a powerful protective stone from negative energy.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Avoid burnout.

    Donโ€™t push yourself too hard! Set strict limits to your work to avoid becoming overwhelmed and make time to unwind.


    ๐ŸŒ™Prepare medical supplies.

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness advises, where necessary, asking your doctor for extended prescription supplies to tide you over for quarantine periods.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Help others if possible.

    If youโ€™re not under strict isolation rules yourself, and youโ€™re in a position to do so, find ways to support those in need, the elderly, immunocompromised and the disabled by offering to run errands and collect supplies for them.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Break up your day.

    Find tasks to break up your day and, if possible, change your environment for different activities.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Take care of your body.

    Eat healthy, take your vitamins, get plenty of sleep and exercise daily. That could include conducting indoor workout classes, stretching and practicing meditation or yoga.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Combat boredom.

    Make the most of catching up TV series, reading and exploring projects you have been putting off to beat boredom and stay mentally active.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Remember that kids are stressed too!

    The CDC recommends that parents and other adults talk to children about the COVID-19 outbreak in a way that is informative, age-appropriate, and reassuring. Focus on maintaining a sense of structure at home and model healthy, positive behaviors. Managing your own anxiety can help calm the fears of children in your home.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Practice Empathy.

    Be aware. Be kind. Be considerate.

    Try to remember that everyone copes differently. People may also feel overwhelmed by conflicting information from news sources and social media.

    While you cannot control how others behave, you can control your own actions and do your part by sharing health information from legitimate sources


    ๐ŸŒ™ Spiritual Cleansing.

    An integral part of maintaining your sense of self is to consistently cleanse yourself of the influence others. Try taking a spiritual bath with a pinch of salt or cleansing your space and yourself with hyssop, frankincense, juniper or cedar.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Draw power from nature.

    Social distancing requires to us to not congregate in public spaces but this doesnโ€™t mean you canโ€™t draw power from outside your home. Take your shoes off and go outside barefoot, connect to the earth intimately. Hopefully you have some grass ๐Ÿ˜‚.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Itโ€™s the simple things.

    Doing things as simple as making sure youโ€™re drinking water, tending to your plants, playing with makeup, taking a shower, calling a friend or stretching can help you be more present.


    ๐ŸŒ™ Declutter Your Space.

    A clean space is good for the mind and helps ease anxiety symptoms.


    ๐ŸŒ™Community.

    Self -care is about recognizing your capabilities and celebrating them, but also recognizing your limitations and where you need support. Reach out to your witchy brothers and sisters when you can.


    Take care of yourselves witches and remember we are all going through this as a collective โœจ๐ŸŒ™


    You are loved and you are not alone.


    xoxo


    L.

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    Iโ€™ve been seeing a few of these posts floating around and I actually find them really helpful! If youโ€™re a witch in college, I know it can already be challenging to find time for your craft. Now with self-isolation, and the stressors that come with online classes, creating a routine has been difficult! Hereโ€™s what Iโ€™ve been doing as of lateโ€ฆplease, this is only inspiration and meant to be helpful. Nobody can make you feel guilty for how much/how little work you do, and during this time your priority should be yourself, and not worrying about how much youโ€™ve worked out or if youโ€™ve picked up a new hobby.ย 

    8:00am-9:00am

    This is around the time I wake up and start getting ready for the day! At this time Iโ€™ll:ย 

    • Brush my teeth and do my skincare routine
    • Head on over to my altar and do my morning prayer
    • Roll out the yoga mat (as of late I just keep it outโ€ฆ) and do my morning meditation/stretches

    Depending on if I have classes or not in the morning I may spend very long on this part of my morning, or not long at all. Sometimes all I have time for is a quick morning prayer and a few deep breaths before getting ready for class.

    9:00-10:00amย 

    At this point Iโ€™ll get my breakfast ready! Sometimes Iโ€™ll have classes so Iโ€™ll eat during lectures, again varies from day-to-day.

    Some easy breakfast Iโ€™ve been loving:

    • Toast with peanut butter, banana and honeyย 
    • Oats with flax, berries, and honey/agaveย 
    • Tofu scramble (tofu with cumin, salt, pepper, rosemary, onion, peppers), with a piece of toast.

    This is the time Iโ€™ll grab my first (of many) cups of tea. I usually have green and stir in some intentions. Before eating, I usually say a prayer.ย 

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  • Affirmation:

    Today, I remember my strength. Tomorrow, I accept my strength. Going forward, I will honor my strength through the work that I do. I am truly attentive to my work, and success comes from hard work and patience. โœจ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒžโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒปโœจ

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  • Healthy Spell Jar ๐Ÿ’š

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    To Promote Health

    Not a substitute for medical practice; do not consume

    Timing โฐ

    • Monday ๐Ÿ“†
    • Waxing Moon๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒ“๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒ•

    Ingredients

    • Holy water; moon water; rain water ๐Ÿ’ฆ
    • Florida water, if you have it๐Ÿ’ง
    • Sea salt ๐Ÿ
    • Clear crystal quartz ๐Ÿ’Ž
    • Vanilla extract ๐Ÿฆ
    • Eucalyptus oil ๐ŸŒณ
    • Pine oil๐ŸŒฒ
    • Coconut oil ๐Ÿฅฅ
    • Aloe Vera ๐ŸŒต
    • Cinnamon ๐Ÿ”ฅ
    • Bay leaves ๐Ÿƒ (write *name of recipient or intended target* is healthy)
    • Ginger ๐Ÿ
    • Cloves ๐ŸŒš
    • Seal in a jar ๐Ÿบ with white, green, or blue candle wax ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ•ฏ

    Donโ€™t forget to cleanse materials before hand and charge (I recommend using your favorite method) afterwards. I also recommend burying it on your property to promote a healthy household.

    Donโ€™t worry if youโ€™re missing one or more of the ingredients, what matters is your intent. Focus on it bringing/maintaining health for your intended recipient. Sorry for not getting this out sooner.

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  • Citrine ๐ŸŒž

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    • Citrine, a bright yellow, honey-toned variety of quartz, carries the power of the sun and is associated with The Sun tarot card.
    • Infuses your spirit with positive energy.
    • Promotes good fortune and success, and fosters self esteem and confidence.
    • Boosts motivation.
    • Balances chakras and works well with other crystals.
    • Enhances concentration and focus.
    • Sometimes called โ€œThe Merchant Stoneโ€ because of its associations with wealth and abundance, itโ€™s a great stone to have to manifest desires if youโ€™re involved in new business ventures or entrepreneurship.
    • Often used in rituals when moving to a new home. Trying to sell your home? Try burying a piece of citrine in the garden or elsewhere on the property to help speed up the sale.
    • Helps dispel anger and ends feuds.
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    ๐“”๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ถ๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ฝ - ๐“ฆ๐“ช๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ป

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    ๐“”๐“ต๐“ฎ๐“ถ๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ฝ - ๐“”๐“ช๐“ป๐“ฝ๐“ฑ

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    Happy Sunday โ˜•๏ธ

    A traditional Celtic cross spread to start out the week. The Divine presented me with things I already knew deep down, and a few positive surprises. Things are so hard right now, and Iโ€™ve tried to put into words how Iโ€™m feeling, but itโ€™s been impossible. The Queen of Pentacles has been popping up often for me in readings, but now crossed with the Nine of Swords is showing my anxiety holding me back.

    But if there is one comfort through all of this, is that we will be celebrating and together in the near future, the Three of Cups says so ๐Ÿ”ฎ

    Hope everyone is keeping relatively sane, I know itโ€™s been difficult for me. Lots of negative changes in the past week in my personal life, but I will get by ๐Ÿ’•

    #tarot #modern witch tarot deck #mystic moon maiden #witchy things#tarot cards#modern witch#witchblr #celtic cross spread #tarot ritual#ritual#divination#divine
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  • I suddenly remember an amarre de amor me and my friend did when we were 15. We cursed a basically cursed boy to never be able to hold to relationships that are not my friend (and from gossip I know he canโ€™t keep relationships) and Iโ€™m seriously worried if this is my fault.

    We were dumbasses and had no idea what were doing! I donโ€™t remember the spell! Itโ€™s been 6 years! How do I fix this?!

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    Felt cute this morning. Even did minimal makeup. And wearing a dress thats my fave ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‘ฝ -K

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  • Travel altar wip! โ˜„๏ธ

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    Currently in the process of kitting out an old tin that used to be for maths stuff, now Iโ€™m done sticking in a lining + a lil zip-up pocket. Itโ€™s the perfect size!

    Contents so far:

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    โ˜… Bay leaves!๐Ÿƒ

    โ˜… Pencil, sharpener, and a cute little notebook from poundland~

    โ˜… Lil toy skateboard for Hermes! In there until I can print a picture off or get my hands on a lil Caduceus.

    โ˜… 4 colors of chalk.๐Ÿ–๏ธ

    โ˜… 3 incense cones and a lil burner for them. Theyโ€™re Jasmine~!๐ŸŒผ

    โ˜… Tealight (no lighter yet though, lol)

    โ˜… Lucky coin! Itโ€™s an old 1 pence coin I brass-plated in Chemistry class, I love how it looks. For Hermes, luck, and super quick divinationโœจ

    โ˜… A handful of teeny little stones/crystals! In no particular order, theres Obsidian, Labradorite, Turquoise, Red Jasper, Bismuth, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, and Unakite.


    Itโ€™s shaping up nicely! Iโ€™d love to get incense matches, plus a few other bits and piecesโ€ฆbut so far, so good~! ๐Ÿ’›

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