Covid-19 Got You Down? Try This…
April 10, 2020
Tips For Feeling Your Best While Navigating Covid-19
If you have found yourself feeling drained and blue since Covid-19 and shelter-in-place orders were enforced, you aren’t alone. In the best of times, it’s a challenge to stay positive and energetic. But, since March of 2020, it’s been next to impossible. Fortunately, there are things you can do while the Coronavirus has us all holed up that will help you get back to feeling like yourself again. The following are some tips.
Practice Self-Care while Coping with Covid-19
Do you miss the days when your biggest concern was feeling like you couldn’t do everything for everyone? Do you wish you could feel that pressure again? Look, that will happen soon enough. Until then, use this time to practice some serious self care. While there’s a lot of confusion around this term, it really just means taking the time to look after yourself, without feeling guilty about it. If you’re feeling tired, then make time for rest. Try activities like yoga and meditation. Neither of these activities take a lot of time, but they can make you feel like a completely new version of yourself.
Get a Great Night’s Sleep
We all feel our best when we’ve had a great night’s sleep, if you’ve been experiencing insomnia since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, you aren’t alone. Insomnia is plaguing people globally. When we’ve been up all night tossing and turning days can feel long and moods drop. While one bad sleep is nothing to stress about, if it’s a perpetual problem, then you’ll want to look at altering some simple daily activities to make enjoying a solid eight hours of sleep a night a reality. If you are drinking coffee later in the afternoon, consider cutting your consumption off before noon. Studies show that using too much technology, especially at bed time, can disrupt your sleep pattern. , or have an uncomfortable bed, then make some changes.
Have you been stress-eating your feelings? If so, don’t feel bad…we all have. But the truth is you will feel better when you eat what your body needs, rather than what your emotions want to taste. Health professionals are beginning to learn more about just how much of a negative impact eating unhealthy foods can have. If you’re not quite sure how to eat well, then take a look at incorporating some easy to make healthy meals into your routine. Once you’ve got the hang of being in the kitchen, you’ll be able to play around with more interesting dishes.
Look, while Covid-19 has us on lock down, binge-watching television shows is unavoidable. And we completely support that. However, if that’s all that is all you are doing with your time in quarantine, you are bound to feel worse and wors. It’s important to build regular exercise into your stay-at-home schedule, if you want to stay emotionally stable. Even though hitting the gyme is out of the question, there are plenty of ways to recreate the gym at home. Purchase a set of hand weight or kettle bells for the house. Resistance bands are a great way to increase your strength while watching T.V. at night. With more people staying home, the roads are clear. It’s the perfect time to tak up running or walking in your neighborhood. There are many benefits you’ll experience from starting a quarantine workout, perhapse the most underrated is an improved state of mind. Working up a sweat releases a lot of endorphins into your body, which will make you feel happier and more optimistic. After a few weeks of running and liftin, you’ll know just what we mean.
Life in HD
It’s a beautiful world out there, and it’s going to be there for you when you pandemic quarantine is over, but you’ll only be able to experience it to the fullest if all your senses are in order. Over time, you might find that your hearing, eyesight, and taste aren’t quite what they could be — and if they’re not working at full capacity, then who knows what kinds of rich experience you may be missing out on? There’s nearly always a solution to overcome these problems. There are prescription glasses available that can have you seeing fully again, while hearing aids can help if you have hearing issues. A reduced sense of smell and taste is usually down to issues such as smoking, so look at quitting if you’re currently a smoker.
Give Up The Bad Habits
We just mentioned cutting out those cigarettes if you’re a smoker (which will also improve your health should you contract the coronavirus), and while you’re on a self-improvement kick, it’s worthwhile looking at other things that may be compromising how good you feel. For example, while drinking alcohol is socially accepted, try to keep it to a minimum. We aren’t saying you shouldn’t enjoy that occasional cocktail on your girls nights out, we are just saying– you might just be surprised how much of a difference it can make to your life when you cut back even a little.
Also, it’s worth keeping in mind that bad habits can sometimes come in the form of other people. If there is a person or a group of people that you know have a negative influence on your happiness, then now is a great time to minimize your contact with them or cut them out.
Set Goals and Challenges
People tend to think that youngsters are happier than the people in adulthood. But if this is the case, it’s not because there’s something fundamentally different about youths. One reason why they seem excited and happy is that…they’re always doing exciting and fun things, especially since everything is so new to them. They’re harder to come by when you’re an adult, but not impossible: you’ve just gotta make them happen yourself. What ambition can you conquer in the forthcoming year?
Now is a great time to tackle some of those goals you set at the beginning of the year. Get your diet in order, learn that instrument or a new language. If you’ve been wanting to journal more or take up painting…well, you’ve got more time at home on your hands and there are tons of free classes streaming while Covid-19 has us all stuck at home.
Finally, remain positive! Right now it seems impossible at times, but now focusing on positivity is more important than ever. Before you know it, Covid-19 and the Coronavirus pandemic will be behind us, who do you want to have been during these times when you finally are able to look back? Now is a perfect time to consider that, and keep it in mind as you move forward.