COVID-19 dramatically change our daily routines, plans, and lifestyles. Still, there are several ways you can help yourself in the short term. Here’s how to take better care of yourself amid a global health crisis.
Prioritise sleep amid coronavirus pandemic
If you want to stay healthy and couldn’t care less about what your peers think, getting enough sleep throughout the day is one of the most important things you can do. Your immune system will thank you later by fighting off any infections that may arise.
Also, our brain needs sleep to function properly. If we don’t get enough sleep, we may not be as patient, talkative, clear-headed, and stable with our moods during the day.
Exercise to take better care of yourself in a crisis
Spending more time at home doesn’t mean you get the luxury of being a couch potato. It’s important to stay active not just for physical health but also for mental health. Being healthy physically lowers the risk of chronic issues and eases acute illnesses like COVID-19.
Exercise also releases hormones that make you feel good and keep your mood in check. It also keeps your energy up so you’re more likely to get done the work you need to do, lowers your risk of mood disorders, and can even boost mental health overall. This is a win-win situation!
Play a video game to reduce stress
Playing video games is a fun, physical activity that allows you to avoid the stresses of daily life. Playing games can also be a great way to unwind after a long day at work. However, playing too much can cause some serious health risks. It’s important to find the right balance between playing video games for fun and taking care of your physical well-being.
Enjoy the healing power of baking
Cooking is a great way of spending time with loved ones. It can be a great form of stress reliever, too.
In 2021, more people are cooking at home rather than going out to restaurants or ordering from food delivery services. Joining this home cooking bandwagon won’t hurt.
Relax and develop a ‘Don’t Do’ list
One of the most important keys to success in today’s world is to learn how to relax. This is not always easy because it takes time and practice, but understanding the importance of relaxing can be transformative in many ways.
That being said, there are certain things you should never do to achieve relaxation. These are often habits that are common among people who are always on the go. These include spending too much time on social media, checking emails over and over again or constantly trying new apps. With a ‘Don’t do list’, you can describe these habits and work towards eliminating them from your life.
Practice kindness and gratitude
Lady Gaga says she practices being kind to others and being grateful for a lot of things.
Channel your inner Lady Gaga and create your gratitude journal. It can help you increase your optimism about the future, improve your physical health, and even impact your mental well-being.
There’s increased stress we all experience during a global health crisis. So, remember that self-care is now more important than ever.