During this pandemic, I’m sure there are a majority of us who have been affected by it either directly or indirectly. The Covid-19 pandemic has put a stress on our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing. I recall the challenge of working from home not just for me but the whole family. Everyone lock down in the house for an extended period of time. I do hope that everyone takes care of themselves and their family during this time.
Here are a few self care tips during this time:
Exercise is a great way to release endorphins and de-stress after a long day at work. This does not necessarily need to be intense workout sessions; even going for a walk or stretching will do wonders for your body!
One of the quickest ways to relieve some pressure and pain from too much sitting is by self-massaging. A self massage can help with muscle tension, which will likely arise after prolonged periods of sitting. Self-massaging is also an excellent way to warm up before any exercise routine.
#3 Stay Hydrated
Drink water throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Drink a glass of water before your workday begins. Drink two glasses per hour during your workday, or more if you’re working hard or being exposed to dry conditions like air conditioning or heating systems
#4 Sleep Well
When possible, sleep for seven to eight hours each night. This includes taking naps when needed to help manage fatigue. Sleep is the time where your body and mind recover from the stresses of the day. Sleep deprivation has been linked to a number of chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and depression.
#5 Eat Healthy
Self care can be both mental and physical. It’s important to take care of yourself in order to be able to take care of others. Eating healthy is one way that we can do this. Fruits and vegetables provide us the vitamins and proteins that we need to keep our bodies running smoothly.
#6 Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a technique that is growing in popularity in the Western world. The aim of this technique is to bring attention to the present moment and one’s thoughts and emotions. This practice can be done in many ways, such as mindful breathing, mindful eating, mindful walking or mindful standing.
#7 Take time off or take a break whenever you need it
Working all the time isn’t healthy. Taking some time off or taking a break can help you de-stress and remember what it’s like to enjoy life. There are lots of ways to take time off work, like taking some vacation days, giving yourself a mental health day, or taking an hour for lunch instead of working through lunch.
Add on: Don’t forget to wash your hands frequently and stay safe
Self-care is vital to our well-being. It can be easy to forget about our own needs when we are so focused on the demands of work, family, and other obligations. It’s important to take care of ourselves in order to remain productive and healthy. This will not only help us stay energized but also maintain a positive outlook. I wish you well during these challenging times.