The COVID-19 pandemic is a scary time to be alive, with the constant news updates, long lines at grocery stores, and disruptions to our routines. Staying at home is the best way to “flatten the curve,” but there isn’t much to keep us busy when we’re stuck in quarantine.
Fortunately, we can still shop online, and because of the pandemic, many items have steep discounts or come with free shipping. Still, we shouldn’t buy a bunch of clothes, accessories, and makeup products that we’ll never use. Here are four worthwhile, helpful online purchases you can make during your Coronavirus pandemic quarantine:
1. Skincare Products
This is a great time to start taking better care of your skin. From well-known brands like First Aid Beauty that cater to sensitive skin to small, eco-friendly start-ups like ClearLife Inc, you’ll find plenty of skincare options to choose from. If you’re like me, then, you’ve probably never had the time to indulge in all of the benefits a skincare collection can provide. Fortunately, we have all the time in the world now, so do yourself a favour and clean out your pores while you’re in quarantine.
If you love to read but never seem to find time for a good book, stock up on some new novels now! Audible, Kindle, and Kobo are great places to find new books, but you should also check out your local bookstore’s website to support local businesses. You’ll find books to suit any taste, from New York Times Best Sellers like Jen Sincero’s You Are A Badass to heartfelt poetry collections like Allie Michelle’s The Rose That Blooms in the Night.. You may think that reading is boring, but there are plenty of novels that are worth your time.
3. Meditation App Subscriptions
As we face this pandemic, it’s easy for our mental health to decline. However, apps like Headspace and Calm are amazing ways to invest in your mental health. These apps feature step-by-step guided meditations, which can help with insomnia, anxiety, and depression. These meditation apps have a variety of calming options, so you’re sure to find a meditation style that gives you the relief you seek.
4. Donations to Local Food Banks, Shelters, and Hospitals
There’s no better use of your money right now than donating to relief services. During this pandemic, giving anything you can will make a huge difference to so many people. When you donate, you can help keep food banks stocked for their clientele, keep the homeless safe from the virus, and even ensure that hospitals have enough medical supplies. So if you’re looking to do some online shopping, pull out your wallet and donate to a cause you care about – you won’t regret it!
While you’re stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ll probably be tempted to go online shopping. But instead of buying things you don’t need, invest in products that will help yourself and others stay happy and healthy. After all, our mental and physical health is more important than ever right now, so don’t be afraid to invest in yourself and others!