The outbreak of a pandemic can put a severe dampener on your Easter celebrations, especially if you’d made plans to visit friends and family. But just because you’re under effective lockdown doesn’t mean that the occasion is a total waste – it can be used as an excuse for all of that important me-time.
With that objective in mind, what are the ways we can treat ourselves at Easter time?
Be on your own
It might seem counter-intuitive to those who aren’t living with families: but if you’re in a house with others, and especially with children, then you might find that you get even less time to yourself than you did before. Set aside a quiet area of the house and put a ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door. You can use this for working from home, as well as for recreational ‘me’ time.
Take a bath
What could be more relaxing than a nice, long soak in a bed of fragrant bubbles? Bath time should be about more than just settling down in the tub. It should be a ritual! Complement your bathroom setup with some aromatic oils, or perhaps even a few scented candles. If you’re feeling brave, you might even take a book in there – just make sure that it’s one that you don’t mind getting slightly wet.
When you’re spending all of your time indoors, dressing up for an occasion can seem like a luxury. If you’re missing the thrill that comes with looking glamorous, then don’t wait for the lockdown to be released – dress up in the comfort of your home! You can treat a particular evening as though you’re preparing to take a trip out into town – and that means hair, makeup, the works.
Giving your taste buds a treat is near-essential, especially at Easter time. That typically means going for a few high-quality Easter eggs. But what about the rest? A traditional roast meal at this time of year, with lamb the favoured option. Since you’ve got time on your hands, now is the time to invest it. Make your own mint sauce, slow cook the joint over the course of an afternoon, and get those potatoes nicely fluffy and basted.
It’s more important than ever to keep up with daily exercise habits. And this won’t stop just because it’s Easter time! As well as everything else, exercise is also an excuse to get away from the other members of your household, which is why so many of us find ourselves looking forward to it while under lockdown!
We all have good days and bad days, so be kind to yourself and make sure you schedule something just for you every day.