There’s more to your well-being than just working out and focusing on healthy foods. Taking a complete approach to your health— nourishing your mind, body, and soul—is vital for your overall well-being. We like to call this self-care. Here are a number of our favorite ways to practice self-care.
We may be engaging in social distancing, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t able to stay connected! Arrange a digital coffee time or happy hour with your your favorite people. Keep it cheerful and tell each other something good that happened to you lately. Think about plans for when you can see each other again and how wonderful it will be to give them an enormous, warm hug. Together we are more capable and can be there for each other. That’s what friends are for!
Follow a Flexible Routine
Start with a schedule for your time but allow for some flexibility. For one thing, set an alarm for around the same time each morning and head to bed around the same time every night. Draft your intentions for the day and slate out your work assignments, but set aside some time for your daily workout, a walk around the neighborhood, or to read your favorite book. Don’t be too rigid with your plan that you add avoidable stress. Maintaining a balance between a program and recreation will help you have a more constructive and enjoyable day.
Gratitude is good for humans. The more gratitude we display to others during hard times, the more joyful and stronger we become. Allow others grace. One of our favorite ways to carry out gratitude is to call a loved one and let them know how much you cherish them. A a nice note is also a refreshing and wonderful surprise that is guaranteed to make a person’s day.
There is nothing better than spending time outside, basking in the fresh air. Take a walk with your pup every day after lunch. Call hello to your neighbors (from a good distance) and ask them how they’re feeling. Stay in the sunlight for for some time and focus on taking slow breaths—you will feel so much better!
Just because we can’t go out for a meal at our favorite places doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate our meals! Create a new recipe for dinner and make your meals an event. Listen to your favorite album, get the whole family in on it, and have some fun with it!
A Self-Care Staycation
Your mindset affects your daily life and determines your actions. And during these uncertain times, it’s even more important to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Let’s take this opportunity to implement healthy routines and come out of this quarantine healthier and happier!