Self-care is not selfish – thank you Wilkos

The at-home spa is a new thing and, while the bank balance may be low, expectations are high. We now have time to learn about how to manicure, pedicure, prune and plume at home. And this will save us a fortune.

It has been confirmed that people with mental health problems are struggling in isolation. We are doing the right thing – staying away from vulnerable relatives – but making a huge mental sacrifice by cutting off our support system. When you panic, you have to talk yourself down from the ledge with everything you have learnt in groups/hospital/rehab. That internal inner critic will make is harder.

Anyone can contact Samaritans in confidence for free at any time from any phone, and the number won’t show up on your phone bill. Don’t suffer in silence, difficult thoughts and feelings will pass and talking things through with someone and just being listened to, as simple as that sounds, can help your recovery.

In the meantime here are some self-care tips that may help. Remember, one day at a time.

Lavender is my go-to scent for anxiety and insomnia. I would love a plant but currently, in a flat, I’ve been using lavender bubble bath, lavender Fabreeze and scented candles. Just 10 minutes is enough to sort the entire house. DO NOT lie down while the candles are burning.

Having been named as an essential retailer by the Government, all wilko stores are to remain open for families across the UK to safely buy the non-food essentials they need during the Coronavirus outbreak providing an alternative to the grocers with shops on accessible high streets.





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