When COVID became the biggest part of our news cycle, I (and I am sure many others) hoped that this would be fast. A few weeks of staying home and everything would be back to normal in a few weeks.
It is becoming very apparent that we are in this for the long haul. Months, maybe.
That means that now is not the time to forsake your own well-being and sanity. We all need to be in top form to get through this.
Here are 9 things that will help you stay focused and de-stress.
Go outside. Fresh air and sunshine makes everything better.
Sit in silence (or meditate if that is your jam). Get away from the chatter and let your mind wander.
Move your body. Take a walk or do some youtube exercise videos.
Limit social media (and news). Constantly checking Facebook and the news these days is not good for your mental health. Try to limit yourself to a few times a day.
List your accomplishments for the day. It may feel like you didn’t do anything productive, so take a minute to write down what you did get done. And hey, if you managed to get out of bed and take a shower that is still a win.
Get away from screens. Take a break from the television, computer, and phone. Read a book, work on a puzzle,
Take a nap. A 10-minute snooze can make a world of difference if you are feeling cruddy.
Drink water. You can never drink too much and being dehydrated makes you feel like crap.
Connect with someone. Text your mom or video chat with your friends. Have a beer with your neighbor in your yards while staying six feet from each other.