Posted on 07 Aug, 2020
Right now, it’s more important than ever to take care of your mind and body. Taking the time to do something for yourself, no matter how small it is, can really boost your mood and help you re-focus. Check out Aliento’s ideas for self-care that you can practice at home.
Create your own personal spa.
If you’re missing the spa, try creating your own spa experience right at home. Adding special touches to your primary bath like fluffy white towels, soothing scents and bamboo accessories can really help you drift away into relaxation. You can even make your own bath bombs at home. All you need is some cornstarch, Epsom salt, coconut oil, essential oil, citric acid, baking soda, liquid water color, a spray bottle and a mold for your bath bomb. (Bonus: This can also be a fun activity for the kids.)
It’s easy to relax at Aliento. Our homes feature spa-worthy primary baths with generous bathtubs, walk-in showers and tons of natural light. Or create the private bath of your dreams in the Design Studio. Find inspiring styles here.
Make a favorite recipe.
There’s nothing like a favorite, home-cooked meal. Is there a dish you or your family love that takes a little more time to make? There’s no better time to make it than now, while we all have more flexibility with our schedules. Why not make those overnight lentils or try your favorite Italian dish with homemade pasta?
Whether it’s a slow-cooker recipe or just something that’s a bit more time-consuming, there’s plenty of counter space for appliances and food preparation in an Aliento kitchen. Our homes offer chef-style spaces with enough room for multiple cooks in the kitchen, generous countertops and islands, and options to design the cooking space you’ve always dreamed of.
Get moving outside.
Exercise is important to keep your body healthy, but it also does wonders for your emotional health. Plus, spending time outdoors has been proven to boost your mood, as well as your creativity. Even being outside for as little as 20 minutes can help improve your well-being.
Take your exercise outside at Aliento, where miles of hiking trails meander throughout the community and connect to surrounding public trails. When you’re ready to run or walk a little further from home, Santa Clarita has more than 6,000 acres of open space waiting to be explored.
Practice deep breathing.
Breathing exercises are one of the simplest things you can do to alleviate stress. If you’re new to deep breathing, learn more about it here.
While you can practice deep breathing anywhere, the Aliento community is full of scenic spaces and lookout points that are perfect for slowing down and relaxing. After all, Aliento is a place to catch your breath. So, take a timeout and connect with nature. Breathe in. And breathe out. You may start to feel better immediately.
Aliento’s new homes in Santa Clarita make it easy to take care of yourself during these trying times. Ready to practice self-care in a brand-new home at Aliento? Join our Interest List to learn more about this relaxing community.