Go for a (socially distant) walk as you listen to a feel-good playlist or podcast. Back at home, slip into a bathrobe and slippers. Nothing says “spa day” like a hotel robe.
Helping others can lift your spirits, too. Consider donating to an organization fighting Covid-19. (Here are a few other ways you can help.) Limit yourself to just 30 minutes to avoid getting sucked into an internet rabbit hole. When the timer sounds, it’s time to start prepping lunch.
Equinox Hotel’s 30-minute spring pork chop recipe delivers a protein hit and incorporates healthy veggies such as ramps, asparagus, and radishes. For vegetarian inspiration, The Ranch Malibu’s plant-based cookbook, Food Food Food, is available for digital download ($19) – with treats such as kelp noodle alfredo with blistered cherry tomatoes, and black bean burgers with guacamole.
And, Meadowood Napa Valley’s homemade pizza recipe reminds us that sometimes self-care just means bring on the extra cheese.
Draw a bath (if you have a tub), and while it fills, try Ananda in the Himalayas’ DIY aloe hair mask for natural shine and hydration.