Even in these times where our lives have changed. It has become difficult to feel healthy and rested. With the Covid-19 Pandemic end date not anywhere near in sight, the result is people become stressed and burn out.
You can live a healthy, stress-free life by practicing Self-care.
Self Care practice entails you making intentional choices to do it.
Here are some practices of self-care.
Do some physical activities that energize your body. Walk, run, yoga, or any physical activity that you love. 5 minutes of sunlight each day not only helps boost your Vitamin D level but also helps balance your cortisol level. Exercising increases your happy hormones thus improving your mood.
2.Track Your Work Schedule
Learn to set boundaries on your work schedule. Now that you are working from home, it is important to set fixed working hours. You can try to simplify your schedule by choosing things that add value to your life. Reduce your workload by prioritizing what to do. There is no end to work, thus make sure “work from home” doesn’t become a 24/7 hour shift.’
3.Focus On Self-Care
Self-care means paying attention to your mental health. What do you need right now to move forward? Be genuine in looking after yourself. No one else will do it for you. Learn to take care of yourself now and always.
4.Unplug For A Day
Life is synonymous with change. Take some time off-screen, talk to family, engage in games, take a long bath, and not think about work. Self-care isn’t a one time deal so put in place self-care tips to your everyday schedule. Depression has been to a lot of screen time. Take care of your mental health by giving your brain a break. Do something that gives you pleasure, make no apologies for it.
5. Make Meaningful Connections
Get in touch with friends through videos, zoom, Whatsapp more than you usually do. Have people you can bounce your ideas off or questions. Getting feedback from them will give you a different perspective. Hanging out with positive people will boost your morale and help you practice self-care better.
6. Eat A Balanced Diet
Eat food high in proteins, healthy fats, and carbohydrates to help fuel your body to function at its greatest level.
Meditation is a free way to calm your mind. Meditation undoes the damage of stress on our bodies. You can calm your nerves and worries by inhaling and exhaling. By creating calm through meditation helps you sort out the unhealthy thoughts about the current pandemic.
8. Get Ample Sleep
Sleep deprivation can cause mental problems. So getting a good night’s sleep is important as regular exercise. Maintain regular sleep habits to aid in long term quality sleep patterns. Research has shown that insufficient sleep can cause obesity in children and adults. Make sleep your top priority by getting 7-8 hours of rest.
During this pandemic, it’s crucial to take care of yourself. Remember that this too will pass. You are your own advocate, so take care of yourself always.