As the novel Coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the lives of almost everyone around the globe, you should not forget about the importance of looking after your physical and mental wellbeing.
But just how do you do that in the world of social distancing and Covid-19? During a pandemic such as the one that we are in, these three simple actions; eating healthy, exercising regularly and getting adequate sleep are the keys to your physical and mental health. But how do you accomplish these actions during this time? How do you prepare healthy meals when you now live on non-perishables? How do you keep fit since you can’t get to the gym? And how are you supposed to sleep soundly with continuous stress surrounding everyone’s life?
Here are some expert tips to help you manage your emotional and physical wellbeing as we all try to conquer Covid-19 related issues in our lives.
Tips to Boost Your Emotional Wellbeing at This Time
Start a healthy regimen of emotional support and remember that you are not the only one facing these tough times.
- We can all benefit by going easy on ourselves and try to look for the good things that are still surrounding us. Use this time you have to support family members and envoke a sense of pulling together by writing down some of the things that you are grateful for.
- Be kind to others in your community. During this time it is probably a lot more stressful to families that already live in poverty. Reaching out to check on these members of your community will help you as much as it helps them.
- Make a daily routine that will promote a healthy emotional state. Consider the benefits of meditation and yoga for example.
Tips to Boost Your Physical Wellbeing at This Time
- Do what you can about keeping tabs on your diet. If you are concerned that you are not getting the proper nutrients in your diet this may be an opportune time to consider vitamin supplements to keep your body healthy both during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Incorporate some form of exercise into your daily routine. You don’t always have to go to gym to stay fit. There are also many free apps available so you can get a virtual workout while being safe and at home.
Other Tips to Consider
If you find yourself getting very nervous or upset with all the news features being predominantly about the pandemic then you might want to consider limiting your television time. Or you may want to switch to only watching movies that give you an uplift.
Make it part of your new daily routine to only watch 10 or 15 minutes of news just to stay on top of the latest Coronavirus related news. Same goes for social media.
By embracing good mental and physical health practices, and by relying on others when needed, we can protect ourselves and those around us. Don’t forget we are all in this together.