Self-Care Tips After A Day Of Protesting

October 13, 2020

Protesting can be very tasking physically, emotionally and mentally. After a long day of doing the lord’s work (protesting), you should feel very exhausted. Zikoko has curated a few tips you should take to ease off the tiredness. 

1. Take a long shower

A warm shower can do wonders for your joints. It also helps wash away any tear gas residue. A cold shower works too but a warm one hits differently. The important thing here is to wash your body of the day’s filth and ease your body into relaxation.

2. Rest your feet

You have been standing on your feet the entire day. Chances of sores and blisters are high, even with comfortable shoes. Show your feet some love and soak them in warm water. After a day of running and marching, a foot massage is recommended. This will aid with swelling, irritation and pain.

3. Eat some food

After protesting, you must be drained and famished. Treat yourself to a meal to regain the energy lost during the day. You can add supplements for extra measure.

4. Stay Hydrated

It is important that you take in a lot of water since your body must have lost a lot of fluid in sweat and tears. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to have a glass of water.

4. Take painkillers

For the pains you might feel in your joints, back, waist as a result of protesting can be eased with over the counter painkillers. Just take the recommended dose and relax.

5. Stretch your body

A little stretch goes a long way in helping your body unwind. Just take few easy poses that stretch your back, legs and arms. This guarantees a good night rest.

6. Get some rest

You’ve had a busy day, it is important that you rest for the night. Your body can only do so much. Sleeping helps your body recharge and regain the lost energy. This will also give the painkillers time to do their work.

What you do is important and appreciated so don’t forget to take things easy on yourself.

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