Tips for Self-Care During Difficult Times
There are things you can do right now for your well-being if you’re isolating at home.
It’s easy to get lost in all the noise from what is going on, whether you’re over-consuming on the news or scrolling through social media a little too much.
Remember it’s important that you preserve some sense of normalcy. Getting up and doing what you usually do will positively affect your mental health. But, more than just that self- care should be at the top of your list of priorities. Why self-care? because long-periods of isolation have been linked to serious mental health issues. So this is a time to get creative about self-care while you’re forced to be at home.
Just one hour a day for self-care can make a big impact on your mental, emotional and overall health.
Let’s talk about the power of an hour!
In 60 minutes or less you can improve your well-being.
Divide your self-care routine by devoting :
20 minutes to your mind.
20 minutes to your body.
20 minutes to your soul.
Start by choosing three activities from the list below, or add your own activities that you love and find enjoyable. Time yourself and do each activity for 20 minutes.
LIST OF ACTIVITIES
- Read a book
- Learn a language
- Journal your thoughts or emotions
- Create a vision board
- Draw or paint a picture
- Take a power nap
- YouTube yoga or workout
- Sit in the Sun
- At-home spa
- Eat something sweet (sugar triggers those ” happy” hormones)
- Breath-work exercise
- Walk in nature
- Eat a healthy snack
- Drink a green smoothie
- Listen to an inspirational podcast
- Talk to someone you love
- Watch a TED talk
- Start a DIY or passion project
- Recite positive self-affirmations
- Practice gratitude
- Spend time in nature
You deserve to take a little “me” time especially in this moment of uncertainty and all the challenges that come with being in quarantine. Make the most of your power-hour. Remember to take a break from watching the news and get support from your community. We are in this together!
Be well and stay safe.
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