Taking care of your health during this difficult time isn’t just about social distancing or staying indoors as much as possible. It’s also about caring for your mind and body while you spend long periods alone and indoors. If the quarantine has been a shock to the system for you, and if you struggle to be at home for long periods of time, here are some great ways to make sure you’re still feeling motivated to care for your overall health and well-being.
Embrace the At-Home Workout
You may prefer hitting the local gym, or perhaps your exercise of preference has always been going for a run outside. Even with lockdown precautions lifted a little to allow for mandatory exercise, for those still choosing to completely self-isolate, at-home workouts are going to be your best friend.
Luckily, having access to technology during this time is making everything a lot easier. You can find great home workouts on YouTube or you can browse articles online for the best advice over which exercises you can easily do from home, without the need for any equipment.
Stock Up on Essentials
Not having what you need at home can be a cause for anxiety during this period of isolation. You don’t want to be worrying about having the right items at home and cause further stress by trying to cope without the necessary basics. Furthermore, essentials can include pastime items which help you stay focused and entertained during this difficult time. So, make sure you plan to purchase any Coronavirus Essentials.
Practice Healthy Cooking
It’s the perfect time to experiment with home recipes and healthier cooking to make sure that you’re feeling your best. Having more time means that you can concentrate more on your food intake, especially if you’re usually victim to a fast-paced lifestyle and grabbing food on the go. Take the time to mindfully eat and prepare some healthy meals.
Slow it Down
Quarantine is providing an opportunity to take a step back and re-evaluate. Rather than worry or become anxious over what is going to happen next, it might do you some good to practice relaxation or even meditation to reconnect with yourself and think about how you are going to embrace life in a more positive way when lockdown is lifted.
Incorporate Self-Care Practices
Everyone is going to handle quarantine in their own way. For some people it may be a great opportunity to indulge in things they may not have had time for before. For others, it may be a daunting prospect to spend so much time concentrating on caring for themselves when they are so used to a busy lifestyle caring for others or with a busy job.
Take the extra time to focus on self-care and positive practices to keep negative thoughts at bay during this demanding time. Take a bath, sit in your garden in the sun, relax on the couch with your favorite films — anything which brings you joy and has you feeling healthier and happier.