It’s been a tough year due to the coronavirus, and many people around the world have found ways to adjust during the period. Studies reveal that the number of people who experienced anxiety in 2020 has significantly increased as compared to previous years. How are you coping so far? Are you thinking of other ways to keep yourself occupied while staying safe from the virus? Consider the tips below.
A healthier body starts with little steps. While most gyms may be closed, you can still develop a lifestyle of fitness right within the comfort of your home. You can get started with just 20-30 minutes a day till it becomes a habit you can’t do without. Not only will this keep you active but also keep your immune system healthy and your mind alert.
Releasing feel-good endorphins, natural cannabis-like brain chemicals (endogenous cannabinoids) and other natural brain chemicals that can enhance your sense of well-being is another great benefit of daily exercise.
Don’t forget to couple your exercise routine with a healthy diet; eat more fruits and vegetables, less processed foods, and drink lots of water as well.
2. Online Classes
The internet makes it so much easier to access different courses and activities, ranging from cooking, exercise, and dance to professional tutorials. Joining an online class will help keep you occupied while developing your personal skills. Are you interested in adding a few more professional courses to your achievements? NavaED study guides help prepare you for any upcoming tests or exams you may have.
3. Catch Up On Some Cleaning
You probably have a lot of stuff piled up as you try to balance your daily responsibilities with being indoors. Now is the best time to declutter and do the cleaning you’ve postponed for some time now. You can add a fun twist to the chores by listening to your favorite music while clearing up the crowded spaces, tidying up your garden, and doing the laundry. If you’re home with family, this will be a great way to bond as you do the cleaning together.
4. Stay Connected
You may not be able to meet all your loved ones in person due to the virus, but that doesn’t mean your connection has to be broken. Thanks to the many video conferencing apps such as Zoom and Skype, you can still keep in touch with friends and family and check on one another. You may be alone physically, but your emotional and psychological well-being still matters.
5. Take Some Time Off to Re-Strategize
Events during the year have put many things into perspective, and your time at home is an excellent opportunity to reflect on your life so far and set some personal goals. What do you need to do more of? What habits do you need to develop or get rid of? What do you need to let go of, and which relationships do you need to invest more time in? Asking yourself such questions will help you to know what priorities to set and how you can get your life in order if you need to. Writing these down will also make it easier for you to refer to them and stay on track.
What are some ways you have implemented to keep your body and your brain active during the multiple lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders this year? Share in the comments below with us!