Self Care Tips During Social Distancing
Find a routine with a good sleep schedule. There is a plethora of free sleep meditations online; Here is just one source: https://www.youtube.com/user/ILoveJuicyShow/videos?app=desktop
Find some purpose in your days; whether it is completing a puzzle, learning to draw, writing letters, connecting with others. You get the idea.
Shower and get dressed everyday-believe it or not your attire can affect your mood.
Do some sort of exercise-get moving. Walk, do some yoga, tai chi or whatever motivates you. Here is our favorite free beginners Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7AYKMP6rOE This is our favortie beginning tai chi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHBR5MZmEsY.
Get some fresh air! If it is hard to get out-open a window and let the air in.
Reach out and CONNECT with others! Connect with those you know well and reach out to those long lost friends/family you havent talked to for awhile.
Consider getting a pet; They can provide, comfort, unconditional love, a distraction, joy, entertainment, something to care for
Be mindful of what you are eating and stay hydrated!
Tap into your creative side-rediscover something you used to love and or challenge yourself to try something new.
TAKE A BREAK FROM THE NEWS AND INTERNET! Stay informed but limit the time you spend watching the news. I personally have found reading the news is better for me; it keeps me more in my logical brain as opposed to getting sucked into the emotions/sensations of wathching the news.
Give yourself and those around you some grace.
Practice gratitude; Consider doing a gratitude journal, writing 1-3 things every night your thankful for.
If you can, volunteer from home or help a neighbor that is good for fulfilling purpose in your life (a key component of happiness.)
Reach out if you need help; If it is difficult for you to go to the store, ask for help from a neighbor, friend or family member. If you need to talk through some of your emotions: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists
Please remember although there may be a lot of changes right now and some anxiety around the future, please remember; Every moment is a moment in your life, and that is happening right now. Do not wait to live in the future, Live with intention now. Wishes of health, calmness, gratitude and strength.