Self-care during self-isolation

Posted on April 29, 2020 | 2 minute read

We’re truly living in such strange times. We’re just about to hit the two-month mark in this quarantine, and it’s not exactly what we had imagined it would be. Some of us may be using this time productively with all the workouts, cooking, online bonding, self-care mantras and whatnot, but let’s be real, it’s taking a huge toll on the mental and emotional health for a lot of us too. Whatever you may be feeling right now — it’s all valid, because there are so many small things that magnify and accumulate to cause us stress as we self-isolate.

It’s important that we practice better, if not regular, self-care routines to keep our sanity in check. Watch your favorite feel-good shows and movies on Netflix. Practice meditation and breathing exercises. Slap on a face mask and just relax. If you feel the need to shop online on Lazada or Shopee, go right ahead. Shop away and pay with GCash for a breezy, hassle-free checkout experience that won’t add to your worries.

Here are some of the best self-care items you can buy for yourself on Lazada and Shopee right now!

Your favorite snacks to munch on

In moderation, there’s definitely nothing wrong with satisfying your craving for a good snack. This is the only sign you need to place an order for that sweet treat you’ve been thinking about. Don’t you worry about adding something savory to your cart too!

Essential oils for aromatherapy

Using scents in your home is an effective way to lift the spirits. There are so many scents to choose from and each one has its own unique benefits, like lemongrass for stress relief, or orange to boost energy. You can also mix and match oils and create your own unique fragrance to fill up your safe space! Don’t forget to order a scent diffuser while you’re at it.

A journal for your thoughts

It’s good to write down your thoughts when things get overwhelming. Having a journal can help you release feelings that you usually just keep to yourself. You can also draw and doodle anything that comes to mind if it helps!

Massage cushion for relaxation

Since we can’t exactly go to the spa or massage parlor right now, you can invest in a massage cushion that you can attach to any chair with a backrest. These cushions usually target the neck, shoulders, and back for optimum relaxation. Trust us, this is worth it!

Board games for bonding

It’s good to get away from the computer and phone screens from time to time. Board games can help you focus on the fun you’re having. It also gives you an excuse to get out of bed and bond with your family during quarantine!

It’s important that you also tend to yourself during the ECQ. If it’s inner peace that you’re looking for, these self-care essentials can help you get as close to that as possible. You definitely deserve it, so no need to think twice about adding these items to your carts on Lazada and Shopee right now, because they could run out quick! Don’t forget to cash-in to your GCash account and choose GCash as your payment method when you’re checking out and follow these steps to proceed with the payment:

  1. Enter your GCash-registered mobile number and tap ‘Next’
  2. Enter the 6-digit authentication code sent via SMS
  3. Enter your 4-digit MPIN to allow your GCash to be linked to Lazada
  4. Confirm your purchase

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