Deborah Armstrong

5 Self-Care Ideas for July Post Lockdown

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We all need to practice self-care, especially now that we are coming out of lockdown in July (at least where I live). I haven’t had to worry about what I looked like since all of us were in the same boat. Just brush the hair and put on some make-up for a Zoom meeting. Oh, and make sure my top looked presentable.

Recently I re-read one of my blogs and I still stand by what I said about what makes me happy. It’s just that since lockdown, I need to add a few more items to the list.

The following are on my self-care list for July. They are activities that are long overdue:

Get a mani-pedi

I’ve managed to look after my fingernails. However, my feet need special attention. I can’t deal with dry heels and callouses the way my pedicurist can. Now that I’m able to go out in public, I want my feet to look presentable, especially in sandals.

Get a haircut

I haven’t been to a salon in ten months. My hair is in urgent need of a cut. I don’t care about the colour. Maybe pink this time around? It’s the hair hanging past my shoulders that needs attention.



Get moving

It’s time to take my physical activity up a notch or two. Gyms will be opening soon and I don’t want to look too out of shape when I go for a workout.

Buy new clothes

I haven’t bought an item of clothing in two years. One of the benefits of not leaving the house meant that I could wear the same T-shirt for a few days and no one would notice. So what if a T-shirt has a bit of a mark on it. Who would see it?

Make coffee dates with my friends

No more texting or meeting over Zoom. I can call up a friend or two and meet for coffee on a patio somewhere. I’ll have to make sure I have something nice to wear, so I’ll have to go shopping first.

Do you have plans for July self-care? 

Are you one of the lucky ones who has already had your hair cut? Do you have plans to catch up on things you haven’t done in quite a while? Care to share what they are? I know there are more items I could add to my list.

Happy reading,


Deborah Armstrong is an expert in writing engaging and scintillating romance.  For example, in the Davina and Quinn Love series, Deborah Armstrong writes hot and spicy contemporary romance with a touch of country, inviting her readers to experience Hollywood, New York City, and her very own dairy farm in Canada. However, in the Game Changer series, Deborah uses the foothills of Alberta as her setting for her sensual romances. Deborah Armstrong’s books are for you if you love passion, drama, and suspense in your romance stories.

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