Find your inner hero at home
Take care of yourself during COVID-19
Taking care of our mind, body, and soul is the most essential thing we can do right now to stay healthy and in the present moment. As we all know, social distancing has transformed our daily routines and work-life balance. As we take work home, it is important to prioritize our mental and physical health, which inherently is linked to our overall wellbeing and productivity levels. Here’s how to take care of your mind, body, and soul during COVID-19.
Start your morning offline
Don’t look at the news or social media the first thing you wake up. While we are all guilty of this, by simply refraining from doing so in the first hour we awake can help create a more positive tone for the day. Site blocking apps like Freedom and Selfcontrol can help you limit screen time in the morning by blacklisting certain sites for a duration of time. Take back your morning!
Create a morning gratitude routine
The simple act of creating a gratitude list can instantly elevate your mood and put your stresses into context for the day. By stating your gratitude like having a roof over your head, running water, and a warm bed to wake up in every day is enough to alleviate your mood and put into context the important things in life. The Gratitude app is perfect for those seeking an easy to use the in-app journal feature with push notifications to remind you to reflect and practice gratitude.
Mind, body and soul healthy
Fuel your body with real food
Now is the time to be boosting your immune system at every meal. The Food Monster App has over 8000+ healthy plant-based recipes to inspire you in the kitchen. Learn about the environmental and healthy benefits of a plant-based diet while maximizing your morning routine.
Embark on your Yogi journey
Start your yoga practice from the comfort of your home with over thousands of online streaming classes. Many online streaming platforms offer free trials, like Glo, Alo Moves, and MyYogaWorks. Form a new healthy habit and go with the flow!
Find a meditation practice
Reconnect to your breath, relax, and reduce anxiety by establishing a daily meditation practice. The Calm app offers users guided meditation and sounds to bring more peace and mindfulness to your life during times of uncertainty. Meditation has been proven to relieve anxiety, stress, pain, and depression. Start with a 5-minute session and work your way up.
The most important is to stay positive
Overall, the most important thing we can do to promote health and wellness during a global public health crisis is to remain calm, present, and positive. Gratitude goes a long way and can seriously help improve your overall wellbeing. Focusing on the simple things you can control, like your morning routine, the content you consume, and the food you fuel your body with be more powerful than focusing on that which you cannot control.