Many of us have been spending more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic and now’s the perfect time to make healthy lifestyle changes. But with all the stressors like the risk of infection, job insecurity, loneliness, and social distancing, leading a healthy lifestyle is challenging. That’s where self-care comes in. These self-care strategies are all about making time for your well-being and needs and they’ll help you stick to a healthy lifestyle.
Begin Your Morning With Mindfulness
All of the unknowns that are ahead of us are overwhelming and they lead to anxious thoughts. Starting your day with a mindfulness moment will help alleviate your anxiety. You only need 10 minutes to sit quietly and let your thoughts pass away.
Learn a New Hobby
It’s easy to fall into bad habits when you’re stuck at home like stress-eating and scrolling through social media. Use the time you have to try a new hobby like a workout class, piano lessons, or online yoga.
Schedule Time For Meals
You may start waking up later and later and skipping important meals like breakfast. Because you don’t have to wake up to get to work at a certain time, it’s easy to waste the day away. Make sure you create a schedule for your meals and snacks.
Take Movement Breaks
Working all day at the computer will not only make you tired, but it’s bad for your body. Incorporate movement breaks like going for a walk with your dog first thing in the morning or doing a HIIT session before lunch.
Stick to a Sleep Schedule
Limit your nightly screen-time and use the time for relaxing bedtime routines like drinking a cup of tea while reading a book or sitting in a nice, warm bubble bath. A good night’s sleep will have you feeling energized for the day ahead!