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How to Practice Self-Care During Changing Times

There’s more to your well-being than just exercising and focusing on healthy foods. Taking a global idea of your health— nourishing your mind, body, and soul—is vital for your overall well-being. We like to describe this as self-care. Here are a number of our favorite practices for self-care.

Stay Connected

We may be working on social distancing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t connect with others! Schedule a digital coffee time or happy hour with your friends. Keep topics cheerful and tell each other one good thing that happened to you in the last week. Talk about plans for when you can see each other again and how comforting it will be to give them a big, warm hug. Together we are more capable and can care for each other. That’s what friends are made for!

Follow a Flexible Routine

Build an agenda for your day but give your day some flexibility. For one thing, get up around the same time every morning and head to bed around the same time every night. Outline your goals for the day and slate out your work projects, but make some time for your daily workout, a walk around the neighborhood, or to dig into your favorite book. Don’t be too rigorous with your agenda that you pile on avoidable stress. Creating a balance between procedure and leisure will help you have a more constructive and gratifying day.

Practice Gratitude

Appreciation is good for anyone. The more gratitude we display to others during troubled times, the better and more resilient we become. Provide others grace. One of our most treasured ways to carry out gratitude is to call a loved one and tell them how much you cherish them. A handwritten note is also an exciting and unexpected surprise that is sure to make anyone’s day.

Get Outside

There’s not a thing better than spending time outside, breathing the fresh air. Take a stroll with your pup every day after lunch. Call hello to your neighbors (from a physical distance) and ask them how they’re holding up. Stay in the sunlight for a bit and practice taking slow breaths—you will feel so much better!

Find Joy

Just because we can’t go out for food at a restaurant doesn’t mean we can’t savor our food! Experiment with a new method for dinner and make your meals feel special. Dance to your favorite song, get the kids in on the process, and have some fun with it!

A Self-Care Staycation

Your outlook on life affects your daily life and impacts your actions. And during these unusual times, it’s even more crucial to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Let’s take this opportunity to implement healthy routines and exit this quarantine healthier and happier!

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