Well-Being & Self Care

6 Things To Treat Yourself To After Lockdown

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We’re a week into lockdown here in the UK and I’m sure for some of us, cabin fever is setting in. It’s a weird ol’ situation to be in, even for those of us (like me) who are used to working from home every day or those that thrive off of a routine. Because routine has certainly been throw in the air, hasn’t it? I mean, what even IS time anymore?

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But of course we’re all doing this for the greater good – to save lives. And in the grand scheme of things, spending a few months at home is nothing. It’s a good time to catch up on those books you’ve been meaning to read, that Netflix list that’s getting longer and longer and giving yourself a bit extra self-care time.

But when this is over and we’re back to work full-time, self-care definitely shouldn’t be pushed to the back of the shelf. So here are some vital things we can treat ourselves to after lockdown is over:

Book a massage

This is the one I’ve missed the most. I always book regular massages for every 2 weeks or so and they are vital for my relaxation time. They’re also incredibly helpful with my muscles and my back, consider I have pretty bad posture and back pain from not having a proper desk to work on. I can’t wait for that first massage back after lockdown!

Attend a Yoga or exercise class

Whilst most of us are exercising at home or doing Yoga at home, I’m sure actually attending a class with other people is something a lot of people will miss doing. So although it’s a vital part of staying healthy, it’s also a nice way to treat your body to something that it’ll appreciate after all this is “over”.

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Book your essential appointments

I’ve always said that I treat cervical screenings as a crucial part of self-care. So when lockdown is over and it’s safe enough to physical go to your doctor surgery again or various clinics again, it’s time to treat yourself to all those essential appointments which might be a little overdue.

There’s loads of different appointments and things to be taking care of. Cervical screenings, as I mentioned. But also getting your eyes tested, going to the dentist or evening booking in for an ear wax removal service – which I’ve had to have done numerous times in the past and it feels SO MUCH BETTER afterwards!

Treat yourself from a small, local business

Both yourself and local businesses are going to need a bit of a treat after all of this. It makes me so sad to see how much smaller businesses are struggling right now. So when we’re allowed back out into the big, wide, world again, it’ll be a good time to treat yourself from a small, local business. Perhaps a local tearoom or small clothing business!

Book a manicure and hand treatment

I don’t know about anyone else but my hands look absolutely AWFUL. They are so dry. They’re cracking. They look like paper bags due to all the hand washing. So when this is over, my hands are going to be one of the first things to get a bit of TLC! And you should put that on your list too!

A full on spa day

If you have the means to do so when everything is back to normal, I’d say it’d be a pretty good time to head off to your local spa and really indulge in all the yummy self care treatments. Heck, we’ll all need them after this! Massages, saunas, facials – you name it!

What are the first things you’re going to treat yourself to when things start going back to normal? Are you in need of any of the things mentioned in this post?

134 Comments

  1. I will be first in the queue when hairdressers reopen!

  2. I am gonna do all of it🤩 Shared some new blogs on numerous topics I thought about during this lockdown, would be glad if you check them out and share your feedback ✨

  3. It’s been 55 days here in Paris, tomorrow we’ll be able to start going outside again. Feels surreal! Can’t wait to just go for walks again. I’ll definitely be appreciating the little things much more in the future.

  4. Honestly, the idea of going for a full spa day sounds completely dreamy right now. Even just getting a haircut would feel like such a treat, and I usually hate that haha! I will 100% be straight into my local small businesses though, there’s a really good bookshop near me and I’m so worried it won’t make it!

    1. Ahh I’m so worried for the small businesses! I was dreaming of a spa day the other day!

  5. I’m sooo with you on the massage! Totally needed! I’m also going to see my osteopath, which I would recommend to anyone who has back pain, any pain really. I had chronic plantar fasciitis and tried so many treatments, but it was an osteopath who helped me really heal my feet (and the rest of my ache and pains.)

    1. We’re friends with the osteopath who lives down my road so might take advantage of her when all this is over!

  6. I’ll definitely jump on this 😩😩 I’m so tired here in Nigeria. It’s super boring and bad electricity. Thanks for the suggestions

    1. Oh I’m sorry to hear that!

      1. Thanks

  7. I like your post about after quarantine Jenny! You touched on something that I often talk about at home. I think a lot of us are going to be way more appreciative of the little things that we take for granted like….getting some fresh air outside or taking a trip to our local cafe. And I couldn’t agree more: self-care needs to be a regular thing in life because it is for our wellbeing after all and wellbeing shouldn’t be a temporary thing because our healh ahd happiness rely on it. When this quarantine is all over, one thing I’d treat myself to for sure is a trip to a local cafe or even discover a new one and savour the time there.

    1. Well-being and self care should definitely not be a temporary thing, only used in times like this! We definitely need to start practicing it every day 🙂 I agree!

  8. I’m going to drive to the woods 🙂

  9. love these, thank you for inspiration!xx

  10. I’m going to treat myself to getting my nails done when this is all over! I was booked in for next weekend as it was a little pre-birthday treat but now that it’s not happening it’s going straight on the agenda for when the lockdown is lifted. I can’t wait to go out for dinner again somewhere too! xx

    1. Sounds like a plan!

  11. This reminded me of a meme I saw of everyone’s hair and nails grown out all gross because of lockdown haha. Everyone will be on the nail/hand treatment thing. Especially with all this hand sanitiser.

    1. Eww haha! My hands look awful right now due to all the washing!

      1. I can imagine. We’re in lockdown so luckily not that much more hand washing / sanitising.

  12. Oh and you reminded me that I need to get my eyes checked! Thank you x

    1. You’re welcome haha!

  13. I want a girlie shopping day. Shopping, lunch, cocktails, the lot! I never thought I would miss shopping x

    1. It’s the little things we really miss!

  14. Once this is all over, the 1st thing we do is, thank the Lord. Also, this time is an eye-opener for all of us too. 🙂

    https://theboldvibe.com/2020/03/19/coronavirus-awakeupcall/

  15. Angie M. says:

    I am personally looking forward to meet with my fitness trainer and get active again! Love your post (: https://angiewaves.com/

    1. Sounds good! Are you being active at home?

  16. Gemma says:

    I agree with you here Jenny! These are some great ideas, I cannot wait until after the lockdown. I will be getting my hair done, a face massage and hopefully going to either a car show or a motorsports event.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    1. Yessss Motosport event is up there for me too! Carl and I are praying that the DTM at Brands Hatch doesn’t get cancelled! Our favourite weekend of the year!

  17. I’ve had this conversation so much recently. The first thing I’m gonna do is go and see my mum and sisters. Then I’m booking a pedicure and a night away for me and my man!
    Rosie

    1. A night away sounds perfect!

  18. Erin says:

    I’m SO excited to get my hair done!! Top of the list lol

  19. These are great ideas! I will be getting my nails done again, my eyebrows and then going for a dance! Maybe eat out somewhere too! I can’t wait! You have shared some great suggestions! Xxx

    1. It’s the little things isn’t it! I can’t wait to eat out again xxx

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