One of the most difficult tasks of this quarantine is keeping your mind and body healthy during the isolation. We are spending more time at home and consequently, working out less than needed.
But is it just laziness? Not really. Being active physically and keeping the stress out of your body are two difficult tasks to manage in those difficult times. You can feel lonely and demotivated sometimes. But you’re not alone.
So, what can we do to boost our mental health and feel stronger? The best way of tacking it is certainly by taking easing on yourself and follow tiny steps that will change your unhealthy habits gradually.
You would be surprised at how much changes can be done without leaving your home.
Active at Home
You have already noticed it before, but I don’t live in a big spacious house with a garden. Not yet. But instead of complaining about it, I make the most of my tiny space to do some exercises such as dancing and even walking. Believe it or not, but it’s possible to walk 10 thousand steps inside a small apartment.
It’s a quite difficult task for elderly people, but I have managed my track my parents’ working out routines to preserve their health. I suggest you keep your family moving as well. It will certainly boost their immunity.
Leaving Bad Habits
During the isolation, we tend to start new (bad) habits. We drink more, eat less healthy snacks move less, and end up with more problems than solutions.
However, I heard many stories about people trying to stop smoking during the lockdown. Of course, it’s not an easy step to take. But it is a massive commitment. So, why not take it easy and use natural methods that can be harmful to your body and lugs.
Nicotine pouches are tobacco filled pouches that you consume by putting it under your upper lip. Tare less harmful compared to smoking because it’s a natural product. It costs almost the same as cigarette products, but it’s certainly a better alternative treatment to anyone who is trying to quit smoking.
Keep track of your alcohol consumption. It’s easy to be carried by the temptation of drinking in the garden every time the sunshine is out.
The body and mind must be working in the same during the isolation. I know it’s pretty difficult to keep sane. Meditation has kept going during those challenging days. You all should try it as well. At least, for 10 minutes of your day, focus on your breathing, and try to relax. It’s a lifesaver.
Mindful breathing is a five-minute technique that is proven to reduce stress. Why not giving it a go now?