“When news broke announcing the incoming Phase 2, I was so depressed I cried and went out to buy a bunch of food to binge on – Hokkien Mee, chicken wings, sugarcane drink,” a friend told me. If you felt the same dread, was distracted and unable to focus fully on your work – it’s normal and it’s okay.
For instance, “public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety,” states the US CDC COVID-19 website.
How to cope with the daily stress? Design a daily routine and commit to daily wellness actions that can help you to unwind, destress, and release all the negativity that you may have heard, read, and accumulated from social media or the news.
If you’ve got your hands full with work, kids, and household chores, here’s a really simple way to treat yourself – swop your current shampoo, skincare, and body wash for lavender-scented ones.
Lavender is known to help with sleep, anxiety, stress, and depression. And if you’ve ever used a lavender mist, oil, or pillow, you will know the instant calming effect that it brings. Here, 8 top-to-toe lavender products you can easily order online to treat yourself: