SOCIAL DISTANCING: 5 Things to do with all this time!
So what quarantine day is it again? I've stopped counting and so should you. I know we are experiencing a time that nobody saw coming. You are probably spending more time opening your fridge, online-shopping and scrolling on your phone. I get it TikTok is addicting, but there are other things you can be doing with your time. So here is my secret list of things you can do while you are social distancing.
That hour you spent commuting can now be your new storytime. One of my goals in 2020 is to read a new book each month. Here is my book-list so far:
January: Verity by Colleen Hoover
Make it even more fun by starting a book club with your friends or colleagues and then have a Face-Time call to discuss your thoughts!
Organize your Makeup
Is your makeup bag filled with mascara or lipgloss that you haven't even used in a long time? Now is your chance to go through it all and figure out what you need and don't.
Here are my two rules:
1. Check the PAO symbol
2. If you haven't used it in the past 6 months you probably won't, so throw it out!
Most products have a symbol of an open jar with a number on it. This is called the PAO symbol (Period After Opening), which acts as a guideline for when you should throw out a product after you've opened it. Don't be a hoarder and don't use old makeup that can possibly have bacteria and cause a breakout. We don't want that!
Secret tip: Next time you use a new product, use the Notes section on your phone and write down the date you opened it. This way you don't have to guess when that was.
You can also use this time to clean your beauty blenders and makeup brushes. My favorite beauty blender is the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge. perfect time to clean your brushes to avoid acne. (if you want to read more about acne, check it out here: ACNE)
Take an online course
Have you ever wanted to attend an Ivy League school? Well, now is your chance to take a class straight from your couch. The best part is that they are $FREE. You also have an option to pay for a certificate upon completion of a class. They have over 3,900 courses available.
I decided to take these two: The Addicted Brain & Introduction to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices. Check out all of the different classes and learn something new! Here is 50% off if you want to add a certificate and share it on your Linkedin!
Learn a new language
Hablos Español? Now you can speak any language you want. I've been learning to speak Spanish on an app called Duolingo. They have so many languages that you can choose from and it makes learning a new language fun. You get to speak back to your phone, fill in the blanks and match words. If you are interested, then check it out here! I also got this book from Amazon: Spanish for Health Care Professionals to help me out in the hospital.
Pimp up your Bathtime
Get your lymphatics and circulation going by taking a nice hot bath! The warm temperature causes your blood vessels to open and in return this relieves any muscle tension or nasal congestion. Now let's talk about how to turn that quick bath into a spa-like experience. Start by turning off the lights, light a candle, add your favorite bath essentials, put on a relaxing Spotify playlist and enjoy! I'm obsessed with anything Eucalyptus, so what I usually use in my bath is Dr. Teal's Foaming Bath or Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt. Adding mineral salts such as Epsom and Himalayan allows the release of magnesium and sulfates, which penetrate through our skin and serve important bodily functions. Also, I just purchased the OUAI - CHILL PILLS which are these cute bath bombs and they smell so yummy. You need to check them out, you won't regret it!
I hope everyone is feeling their best and making the best out of this time. Remember to protect yourself and those around you. Make sure to check out our SHOW NOTES & PODCAST EPISODE on Coronavirus prevention. Keep washing your hands and stay home! The quicker we work together to prevent the spread, the faster we will overcome this pandemic!
Stay Safe ♡
- Dr. Adelynn
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