At now days we can’t even go to the gym or go for walks in the park. The irony is that exercising is recommended to keep healthy, especially at this time of high stress and anxiety.
Aim for minimum 30 minutes of some form of exercise every day. We are living in a time when keeping our immunity is of the utmost importance. Working out will maintain your fitness levels and increase your endorphins that help maintain strong mental health
throughout this uncertain time.
For your mental health:
It’s very important to safeguard your mental health during these trying times. Humans are social beings, out of nowhere we are being stopped from even handshakes and advised to keep social distance this has made great psychological impact. People are facing a range of mental health concerns from anxiety and anger to sleep disturbances, depression and post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
We are fighting infection fears, frustration, boredom, inadequate supplies, lack of information, financial loss and stigma associated with contracting the disease.
Quick tips to stay isolated but happy:
1. Create a routine.
2. Do different activities during the day that keeps you informed and entertained.
3. With so much time on hand invest in healing yourself. Eat right, sleep well and exercise indoors.
4. Introspect and do meditation.
5. Stay connected with friends and family via calls, texts, social media and video calls. You are not alone… duh!
6. To fight boredom and burnout – binge watch your fav series (for a change this is legal and none will judge you ^_^) , read books, try cooking new things.
7. Most importantly, take one day at a time. You are not alone. We are in it together.