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7 Self-Care Rituals to Keep You Sane While Social Distancing

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Social distancing can have us feeling more isolated than ever. Teaming up with Skintimate®, we're sharing small but effective ways to relax while maintaining a sense of normalcy.

Over these past few months, self-care has become a priority for me like never before. I've suddenly found myself craving a daily workout more than ever, completely relying on peaceful "me" time in the shower, and genuinely looking forward to every family video chat. It's during unsettling times like these that we discover what actually matters, what to prioritize, and what we truly need (and don't need) in order to feed our souls.

My focus has been on myself and on my loved ones, and let me tell you, it's felt good to slow down and recenter. Don't get me wrong: being away from my family, coworkers, and friends; missing out on milestone events like my sister's graduation; and seeing my city completely shut down hasn't been easy. But choosing to direct my energy toward things I can control — particularly, my own health and wellness — has been incredibly beneficial.

Ahead, find the self-care practices keeping me grounded during this time. Without much effort on my part, they've made a big difference in my overall perspective and happiness!