5 Wellbeing Tips During Coronavirus
Wellbeing Tips During Coronavirus
Your homelife, your neighbourhood, your town, your country, the entire world is pretty topsy turvy right now because of the global pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19). There is alot of high intensity emotion flying around. From the hysterically funny memes to the doomsday predictions. It is hard to know how to behave albeit virtually around others at times, because we are all individuals dealing with a collective experience in our own ways.
However, it is important to go easy on yourself and prioritise self-care. Because to live as fulfilling life as possible we need to be fit and healthy. Whether we are in the four walls of our own homes, or enjoying the freedom of normality. YOU are the vehicle of self-care for so many
So, to help you, we’ve put together this list of Wellbeing Tips during Coronavirus that you can do from home. They will help you feel a little better and give you a sense of control during a very uncertain time. Keep checking in with this Blog because we will keep updating it as time progresses!
Set A Morning Ritual
Instead of instantly reaching for your phone or laptop to check social media or your emails, set out a bit of time for yourself. Take a relaxing shower, listen to some music, meditate, or just take time to enjoy a healthy breakfast. The “morning miracle” is one example of a routine which combines stretching, drinking a glass of water and meditating for 15 minutes before you start your day. This will help to separate your time between sleep and work and also set you up for a productive day.
Yoga And Meditation
Just 5 minutes of Yoga and meditation during a break will quieten your mind, stretch your body and release toxins. Focussing on your breath will help you feel centred and reconnected with yourself. This is especially important during uncertain times. Yoga Journal’s Medical Editor Timothy McCall warns against overly ambitious yoga when you’re in a state of fear and anxiety. “When you’re fearful, Restorative Yoga is not going to work,” he says. “You first need to burn off anxiety with more energetic practices and then you can get to the restorative.” If you feel riled up, he suggests doing a strong practice for 20-30 minutes, then transitioning to more calming practices.
Eat A Nourishing Lunch
It is way too easy to grab a fat-laden, empty calorie and sugary snack to keep you going through the day. Or indulge in all-day grazing when working from home. As the coronavirus continues to spread across the UK, interest in nutrition and diet in relation to immunity has increased, as has confusion and misconceptions, says the British Nutrition Foundation. No food or supplement, can protect you from getting the coronavirus (COVID-19). Nevertheless, having a healthy diet is important in supporting our immune function and many nutrients influence the body’s ability to fight infection. Taking time to to make a nutritious lunch, full of fresh foods high in vitamins will help you feel nourished and healthy.
However hard we try, getting 10,000 steps in around the house is a tall order. But this is a perfect opportunity to get involved and embrace the online world of home-workouts – for fun with the kids like the omnipresent Jo Wicks and for the more advanced. YouTube has lots of great (and free) exercise videos and tutorials that you can do in the comfort of your lounge or garden. Or, alternatively put on your favourite tunes and have yourself your own Zumba class to get your mood-boosting endorphins.
Set A Sleep Schedule
Human beings thrive on routine, especially a set sleep schedule. Good sleep hygiene is essential for a fit and healthy body, clear and calm and balanced emotions. Try to stick to the same time going to bed and waking up to keep your energy levels steady. It might be tempting to have lie-ins, take afternoon naps or even stay up late watching movies, but you will be much more productive, good humoured and able to cope with the challenges of isolating at home. Check our Clinic Director and Wellbeing Concierge, Kate’s sleep hygiene blog for more useful hints and tips.
If It’s All Getting A Bit Much…
We hope you start practicing these 5 Wellbeing Tips during Coronavirus and have found them helpful. We recognise that sometimes things can get overwhelming, even if you’ve been practising self-care. If you feel you need more help, please get in touch for an online consultation and we will endeavour to help you either through one-to-one coaching or by signposting you to another health and wellbeing professional.
Stay Safe, Kate and the InsideOut Team x