Well 2020 has started out to be the most 'interesting' year of my life, perhaps. It's crazy times we are living through, folks - the stuff of t.v. and movies. Because of this world-wide virus outbreak, many of us are housebound, isolated, quarantined, and out-of-work. That formula doesn't equate to a positive state of mind! There are things we can do, however, to stay healthy, sane, and moving forward. This too shall pass. Here are some tips on how we can pass the time giving ourselves much-needed self-love and care:
take advantage of being home to make some healthy-home cooked meals. I'll post a recipe or 2 that I'm working on.
check the weather and when it's nice, get out for a walk around the neighborhood, or on a trail. You can safely stay distant from others and still enjoy being outdoors.
take an Epsom-salt bath: magnesium salts are known to relax muscles, but they are also a great stress-reliever, stabilizing mood and lessening anxiety!
you may already be bulking up on your Vitamin C. It's not a bad idea. Other nutrients that you want to make sure you are getting to ward off unwanted viruses include Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Quercetin (a bioflavinoid that strengthens immune function, helps with allergy symptoms <Hello!>, and fights inflammation), Omega-3 fatty acids, & oregano oil (steam & inhaled to help with respiratory ailments).
if you have a smart-device or computer - phone, Facetime, or Zoom with pals! I'm actually doing this tonight with a few girlfriends and I'm so looking forward to it. Reaching out to people and creating that connection that we are missing is so important for our mental health! If you have wifi, Zoom and Facetime are free!
get enough sleep! Sleep is so important for the health of our immune system. When we are sleep deprived, it's harder for the body to fight off pathogens.
meditate and send out positive, healing energy to everyone you know. We are all in this together. Send and spread love!