There’s more to your well-being than just training and focusing on healthy meals. Taking a thorough idea of your health— nourishing your mind, body, and soul—is essential for your overall health. We like to call this self-care. Here are some of our favorite methods for practicing self-care.
We may be practicing social distancing, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t connect with others! Arrange a digital coffee time or happy hour with your friends. Keep it positive and tell each other a good thing that happened to you recently. Think about plans for when you can meet again and how great it will be to give them a huge, warm hug. Together we are better prepared to handle this and can support each other. That’s what friends are for!
Follow a Flexible Routine
Make an agenda for your time but let there be some flexibility. For example, wake up around the same time in the morning and get in bed around the same time at nighttime. Outline your intentions for the day and slate out your work tasks, but give yourself some time for your daily workout, a walk around the neighborhood, or to turn to your favorite book. Don’t be too severe with your plan that you pile on avoidable stress. Maintaining a balance between a program and relaxation will help you have a more constructive and enjoyable day.
Gratitude is good for us. The more gratitude we give to others during these times, the happier and more resilient we become. Provide others grace. One of our preferred ways to carry out gratitude is to contact a loved one and express to them how much you love them. A a simple note is also a refreshing and wonderful surprise that is guaranteed to make anyone’s day.
Nothing’s better than spending time outside, basking in the fresh air. Take a stroll with your pup every day after lunch. Wave hello to your neighbors (from a physical distance) and ask them how they’re holding up. Hang out in the sunshine for a bit and focus on taking intentional breaths—you will feel so much better!
Just because we can’t go out for a meal at our local favorites doesn’t mean we can’t savor a good meal! Experiment with a new method for dinner and make your meals feel like an event. Turn up your favorite song, get the whole family in on it, and have some fun with it!
A Self-Care Staycation
Your mindset affects your daily life and affects your actions. And during these tough times, it’s even more critical to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Let’s take this opportunity to implement healthy routines and emerge from this quarantine healthier and happier!