In these unprecedented times, we understand how stress, uncertainty, and isolation from everyday life can affect your well-being. Now it is more important than ever to take care of not only your body but also your mind.
I founded Pursoma from a need for regular self-care for my body and mind. I found that the simplest, most accessible practices had the biggest impact on my overall health. My own bathroom and bedroom became sanctuaries of wellness that I could access at any time.
Our mission has always been to create products that offer a sense of overall wellness. We hand-craft products for you that are filled with naturally purifying farm-fresh salt containing 72 trace minerals, a blend of organic aromatherapy for calming frazzled nerves, and mineral-rich clay aimed to cleanse and provide a sense of warming to the body to release feelings of toxicity.
We are encouraging all to listen to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your statewide notices. Avoid the negative, non-stop news cycle that can cause unwanted stress. We are heeding the advice of the CDC and actively practicing social distancing.
When deprived of social interactions, it is easy to turn to unhealthy coping habits that can negatively impact your physical, mental, and emotional health in the coming weeks. At Pursoma, we are a wellness team focused on self-care solutions that instill a transformative feel to the body and mind, and I want to share some personal care tips to help inspire you to develop healthy habits during these uncertain times.
12 Simple and Effective Wellness Tips for Uncertain Times
- Play calming music at home in the evening. Try our free Spotify playlist.
- Spend time outdoors, even if it’s just in your own backyard. Put yourself in nature as much as possible, while following local safety guidelines, during this time of social distancing.
- Plan simple but nutritious meals. More time at home allows us to slow down and pay attention to the ingredients we are putting into our bodies and how they make us feel.
- Stay hydrated by drinking at least 64 ounces of water each day. I encourage you to use a refillable water bottle.
- Take your vitamins. I personally take vitamin C, zinc, and vitamin D3 daily. Always check with your physician before taking any new supplements.
- Move your body for at least 30 minutes each day. Regular exercise can help boost your mood during long days at home. There are a number of free at-home videos on YouTube.
- Sweat it out to cleanse and purify your body. You can do this through exercise or a sauna, but our favorite way is the easiest — a 20-minute soak in the tub before bed.
- Take a bath. A daily soak each evening can help relieve feelings of daily stress, make tense muscles feel relaxed, quiet feelings of a racing mind, and prepare you for restorative sleep.
- Keep working and stay productive by setting small achievable goals for yourself and your team.
- Teach your children your favorite childhood game. Turn off devices and bond over a game of Chutes and Ladders.
- Don’t be afraid to pray or meditate, even if you have not had this practice before. Surrendering without anxiety can be a great comfort in difficult times.
- Read positive books. The hours of the day can easily be filled with checking the news on our phones. Take time each day to read something uplifting, positive, and constructive. Here is a quote from one of my favorite spiritual teachers, Gabrielle Bernstein, that seems appropriate for today:
Clear your mind before you rest, because the momentum of that fear-based story is perpetuated while we’re sleeping. It’ll make it hard for you to fall asleep, it’ll wake you up throughout the night and it’ll affect your energy the next morning. Clear your mind before you sleep so you can rest and let go.
I hope that these suggestions help guide you towards healthier days at home today and into the future. At Pursoma, we have created personal care solutions to assist you through difficult times like these. We hope they offer you the opportunity to practice self-care through this time and we are incredibly grateful that we can assist in the best way we know how to.