There’s more to wellness than just training and eating healthy foods. Taking a complete look at your health— nourishing your mind, body, and soul—is critical for your overall well-being. We like to refer to this as self-care. Here are some of our favorite approaches to self-care.
We may be following social distancing, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t able to connect with each other! Book a digital coffee date or happy hour with your friends. Keep topics cheerful and tell each other one good thing that happened to you in the last few days. Make plans for when you can see each other again and how awesome it will be to give them an enormous, warm hug. Together we are stronger and can be there for each other. That’s what friends are for!
Follow a Flexible Routine
Create an agenda for your time but let there be some flexibility. For instance, wake up around the same time every morning and turn in to bed around the same time every night. Draft your goals 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 read your favorite book. Don’t be too strict with your schedule that you create avoidable stress. Maintaining a balance between a schedule and relaxation will help you have a more useful and gratifying day.
Thankfulness is good for all people. The more gratitude we display to others during troubled times, the happier and stronger we become. Provide others grace. One of our most treasured ways to offer gratitude is to call a loved one and tell them how much you love them. A a written note is also an exciting and unexpected surprise that is sure to make a person’s day.
Nothing’s better than spending time outside, taking in the fresh air. Take a break and walk with your pup every day after lunch. Wave hello to your neighbors (from a physical distance) and see how they’re managing. Stand in the sunlight for 10 minutes and start taking slow breaths—you will feel so much better!
Just because we can’t go out for food at a restaurant doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our meals! Create a new recipe for dinner and make your meals feel special. Dance to your favorite album, get the whole family in on the process, and have a good time with it!
A Self-Care Staycation
Your mindset affects your daily life and impacts your actions. And during these tough times, it’s even more vital to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Let’s take this moment to implement healthy routines and rise out of this quarantine healthier and happier!