For the last 4 months, every person's world has been turned upside down, some more than others. We’ve all felt the lasting effects of a worldwide pandemic and have probably even questioned our sanity a time or two.
We’ve put together a few helpful tips to help you stay healthy, positive, and present when the rest of the world seems to be crashing around you.
Indulge, in moderation. It is okay to occasionally indulge, the key to staying healthy is to indulge in moderation. This allows us permission to treat ourselves while still keeping our healthy lifestyle and mindset in tack.
Give Yourself Downtime.Downtime is critical to maintaining the healthy lifestyle and mindset that we are needing in these difficult times. Downtime gives you permission to reset and recover your mind and your body to keep you aligned throughout the day.
Change Your Scenery. This could be just getting outside and walking a little bit each day or moving your room around so you have a different view when you’re working. The change in scenery allows you to have that variation in your day that helps keep your mind healthy.
Declutter. Pick an area of your house and declutter. This could be the area you use every day or an area that just needs some decluttering in your home. A decluttered area is a more productive space for the mind and body to function fully and presently.
Fully Engage with One Thing. Do not multitask. Focusing on one thing will allow you to remain present in the moment. When we multitask, we’re likely to miss important details.
Minimize Thoughts Early in the Day. Prevent yourself from overwhelming your mind with thoughts early in the day. If you focus on smaller thoughts early and allow your mind to naturally progress through thought processes you can remain healthy, positive, and present throughout the day and the difficult situation.
Contribute. With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to give, contribute, or volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance in your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. It can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help those in need and improve your health and happiness.
These are just a few things that will help you to keep yourself centered and grounded in a difficult situation, and as always, you can take advantage of the many offers, freebies, and conversations over in the Healthy Lifers Community where you are surrounded by the love and support of others on a similar journey.