SELF CARE TIPS FOR QUARANTINE 🌙
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.
🌙 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.
🌙 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.
🌙 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.
🌙 Breathing Excercises.
The next time you’re feeling anxious try this simple relaxation technique:
1. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose. Keep your shoulders relaxed. …
2. Exhale slowly through your mouth. As you blow air out, purse your lips slightly, but keep your jaw relaxed. …
3. Repeat this breathing exercise for several minutes.
🌙 Limit media intake.
It’s okay to stay informed about the situation via reliable sources, but limit your news and social media intake to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
🌙 Create or follow a routine.
It’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.
🌙 Focus on the positives.
Amplify good news stories and honor caregivers and essential workers, who are working tirelessly to resolve the situation.
💎 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.
💎 Rose Quartz promotes self love, self care and soothes emotional wounds, which is extremely helpful for depressive episodes.
💎 Amethyst is balancing and is known to alleviate deep stress, anxiety and fatigue.
💎 Shungite restores natural balance and is a powerful protective stone from negative energy.
🌙 Avoid burnout.
Don’t push yourself too hard! Set strict limits to your work to avoid becoming overwhelmed and make time to unwind.
🌙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.
🌙 Help others if possible.
If you’re not under strict isolation rules yourself, and you’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.
🌙 Break up your day.
Find tasks to break up your day and, if possible, change your environment for different activities.
🌙 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.
🌙 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.
🌙 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.
🌙 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
🌙 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.
🌙 Draw power from nature.
Social distancing requires to us to not congregate in public spaces but this doesn’t mean you can’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 😂.
🌙 It’s the simple things.
Doing things as simple as making sure you’re drinking water, tending to your plants, playing with makeup, taking a shower, calling a friend or stretching can help you be more present.
🌙 Declutter Your Space.
A clean space is good for the mind and helps ease anxiety symptoms.
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 ✨🌙
You are loved and you are not alone.
I’ve been seeing a few of these posts floating around and I actually find them really helpful! If you’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! Here’s what I’ve been doing as of late…please, 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 you’ve worked out or if you’ve picked up a new hobby.
This is around the time I wake up and start getting ready for the day! At this time I’ll:
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.
At this point I’ll get my breakfast ready! Sometimes I’ll have classes so I’ll eat during lectures, again varies from day-to-day.
Some easy breakfast I’ve been loving:
This is the time I’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.
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. ✨🌿🌞☕️🍃🌻✨
Healthy Spell Jar 💚
To Promote Health
Not a substitute for medical practice; do not consume
Don’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.
𝓔𝓵𝓮𝓶𝓮𝓷𝓽 - 𝓕𝓲𝓻𝓮
𝓔𝓵𝓮𝓶𝓮𝓷𝓽 - 𝓦𝓪𝓽𝓮𝓻
𝓔𝓵𝓮𝓶𝓮𝓷𝓽 - 𝓔𝓪𝓻𝓽𝓱
𝓔𝓵𝓮𝓶𝓮𝓷𝓽 - 𝓐𝓲𝓻
Update on my plants at home. 🌿
Happy Sunday ☕️
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 I’ve tried to put into words how I’m feeling, but it’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 🔮
Hope everyone is keeping relatively sane, I know it’s been difficult for me. Lots of negative changes in the past week in my personal life, but I will get by 💕
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 can’t keep relationships) and I’m seriously worried if this is my fault.
We were dumbasses and had no idea what were doing! I don’t remember the spell! It’s been 6 years! How do I fix this?!
Felt cute this morning. Even did minimal makeup. And wearing a dress thats my fave 💜💜💜👽 -K
Travel altar wip! ☄️
Currently in the process of kitting out an old tin that used to be for maths stuff, now I’m done sticking in a lining + a lil zip-up pocket. It’s the perfect size!
Contents so far:
★ Bay leaves!🍃
★ Pencil, sharpener, and a cute little notebook from poundland~
★ Lil toy skateboard for Hermes! In there until I can print a picture off or get my hands on a lil Caduceus.
★ 4 colors of chalk.🖍️
★ 3 incense cones and a lil burner for them. They’re Jasmine~!🌼
★ Tealight (no lighter yet though, lol)
★ Lucky coin! It’s an old 1 pence coin I brass-plated in Chemistry class, I love how it looks. For Hermes, luck, and super quick divination✨
★ A handful of teeny little stones/crystals! In no particular order, theres Obsidian, Labradorite, Turquoise, Red Jasper, Bismuth, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, and Unakite.
It’s shaping up nicely! I’d love to get incense matches, plus a few other bits and pieces…but so far, so good~! 💛