If you’re still stuck in isolation (like all of us in Melbourne, Australia!) there’s more to do than watching Netflix, Soap Operas or daydreaming about a tropical Queensland holiday.
I can only presume you’re reading this blog as you want to better utilise this time to practise self-care in your feelings, bodily sensations and thoughts. To assist you, I’ve complied lockdown activities to help you with your vitality and keep you entertained!
Keeping active and moving your body releases chemicals in your brain, like serotonin and endorphins, which are great for your mood. So, try a few of these:
- Walking, cycling and running – obvious but easy!
- Let’s dance! Shake your bum to some inspiring and upbeat music. Emotions are not just an idea in your head, they are physically embodied. So, the way you feel affects the way you hold your body. Move freely to feel free.
- Build a sweat in the comfort of your living room. Throw on your lycra and find instructor led workouts on YouTube. There are endless choices of pilates, yoga and aerobics. Or if you want to go for more intense freestyle, then think about push-ups, burpees and sit-ups.
- Eat well! Take a break from UberEats. Pick a different country cuisine each day and search online for mouth-watering recipes. Then spend the time cooking up a storm. Try to think outside the obvious choices (Mexican, Indian, Greek, Italian)! Have you ever tried Brazilian, Lebanese or Moroccan food?
- Sex, sex and more sex. As long as it’s with your iso-partner.
Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
Being in isolation for long periods of time can clutter our minds with anxiety and frustration. I just want to say it’s okay to feel this way. To help you declutter these feelings, try a few of these:
- Connect, connect, connect – just because you can’t be physically in the same room as your friends and family, it doesn’t mean you can’t speak daily on WhatsApp or Facetime
- Daily meditation with an apophyllite crystal is the perfect combination for meditative mindfulness. I highly recommend putting an Apophyllite cluster in front of you while your practise meditation. Why apophyllite? I’ll explain at the end of this blog.
- Remember those times when you said, “I wish I had time to …?” Well, this is the ideal time to put on a carnelian pendant and let your creative desires thrive – whether this be exploring your hidden artistic or musical talent. Or it could be learning a language or new skill.
- Spending your nights scrolling through Instagram feeds? Consider opening up an exciting novel or stimulating self-help book. I highly recommend Women who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes or even an old classic like Eat, Pray, Love.
- It’s common for the women and men in Brazil to have a psychologist or life coach on their team. We all have our daily ups and downs, so having a psychologist or life coach in your corner will assist you in becoming the better version of you. And sometimes we just need someone to listen!
- Positive affirmations will help you to reprogram your subconscious mind. Remind yourself about your awesomeness and when you walk out from this lockdown, you’ll be one step closer towards creating your better reality.
What is Apophyllite?
Apophyllite activates the crown chakra which promotes awakening and connection to your higher self. This makes it an idyllic stone for meditation. Have an apophyllite nearby when you want to calm the noises in the mind to better hear the whispers of your soul, angels or spirit guides. This is why for Feng-Shui you’ll find this stylish décor in the Health and Wellbeing space in your house.
If you currently need an apophyllite cluster in your collection, check out our online shop for the highest quality A-Grade apophyllite.