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How I am Keeping Myself Happy During Covid-19

How I Am Keeping Myself Happy During Covid

Pampering Myself

I have taken time during quarantine to take care of me for what feels like the first time in forever. During “regular times” I am usually running around all the time! I never had time to wear a face mask or to sit and journal once in a while. Nowadays, I have all the time in the world. I built a daily skincare routine, I throw a bath bomb in the tub once in a while, and I journal whenever I want too. I have realized that instead of making a plan every day I need to just go with the flow and do what I want. For some inspiration here are some of my favorite face masks that I have had the chance to try.

    1. I’m From Honey Mask  (3.8 Oz = $38.00) 
      1. Highlights = makes skin glow + 46.44 grams of natural honey (honey is a humectant which hydrates skin, and honey is antibacterial and anti-fungal which helps with Malassezia also known as fungal acne) + gentle exfoliation + no synthetic fragrances + for all skin types 
    2. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydro-gel Mask (1 mask – 1 Oz = $3.99) 
      1. Highlights = super hydrating + easy + refreshing + hyaluronic acid + for all skin types (especially for dry skin)
    3. Resurfacing sleep mask by Cocokind (1.7 Oz = $22.00)
      1. Highlights = bakuchiol (plant derived retinol) + refreshing + overnight + no synthetic fragrance + nighttime mask + for all skin types 
    4. Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask (2 Fl Oz = $48.00)
      1. Highlights = Vitamin C + squalane + hyaluronic acid + maqui + refreshing + nighttime mask + helps dullness + vegan + for all skin types

Outside Time

I always aim to get outside every day which includes, walking my dog, walking to the nearby cafe and getting a bagel (while wearing a mask), going for a run (unlikely but occasionally), playing with chalk on my driveway, or just sitting on a park bench. I am usually labeled as an extrovert/very social person, but during quarantine, I have realized how much there is to do when I am alone, and how much I enjoy that alone time.

Not Expecting a Productive Day

While some of my days in quarantine have been very productive, a lot of my days have been the kind where I just sit in my bed and watch Netflix, or I eat a whole pint of ice cream in one sitting, or going on amazon and adding things I will never buy into my wish list, or I just sleep for hours at a time.

At the beginning of quarantine, I felt disappointed at the end of days like that, but I have learned that sometimes those kinds of days are exactly what I need. So, I learned how to make a day productive by unplugging from my phone and reading a book, reading articles on, watching videos or shows that I may learn from, or learning a new cooking recipe. I have learned how to be somewhat productive but also have some relaxation time during the day. I have learned how to be okay with a “lazy” day.


Instead of working out for the “quarantine glow up” I do it for myself to feel awake and energized. Lifting weights and exercising has always been an outlet for me after school. It helps me focus on myself after a long day at school. At the beginning of quarantine, I was so focused on keeping healthy that exercising became a task that I dreaded. As quarantine went on, I slowly began to slip out of exercising. I realized that I needed to calm down and not be so focused on “results” but rather on exercising for only myself. I write my workout routine by using workouts found on YouTube and adding them together. Usually, I include videos from Chloe Ting, MadFit, Natacha Océane, PopSugar Fitness, and Pamela Reif.

Quarantine has been tough, and I feel like I wasn’t ready for the weird feelings and situations I would encounter during these times. While the feeling of missing my friends and school still looms in the back of my head, I am slowly but surely beginning to enjoy quarantine as much possible. 


(She/Her) Heyy! I'm a sophomore in highschool. I think it's important to educate ourselves on the issues affecting our society and what we can do about it.

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