Day whatever in self-isolation. How are you? Did you already get used to the new daily grind of the Covid-19 reality? We know it’s not always easy to stay positive and motivated when the media only share bad news, you worry about your loved ones and your plans for spring and summer don’t go through. Now, more than ever, it is important to take care of yourself.
Below, we have summarised some tips for how to stay healthy when you’re stuck at home. Do what you can and don’t be too hard on yourself.
Routine is your anchor
In times of uncertainty, routine can be your anchor. No matter what’s going on in your life, knowing that you will do yoga in the morning and have dinner at 8pm can give you some comfort. The certainty of routine makes you feel more in control of everything and reduces your stress levels.
Energise your body
Now that we spend more time at home, our bodies get less exercise and we feel tired more easily. Try to move your body for at least 20 minutes a day; go for a run in the park, do some exercises on your mat or just take a long walk. Don’t forget to drink enough water (you know best how much your body needs) and eat at least 2-3 daily servings of fruits and vegetables to energise your body.
Besides maintaining physical health, pay attention to your thoughts and emotions. What keeps you thinking these days? How do you feel? Call, text or FaceTime a loved one if you need a talk or some distraction and take your distance if you want to be by yourself. That’s okay. Meditation, yoga and digital detox can help you relax your mind and stay calm.
Celebrate your self-care
Now is the time to celebrate your self-care. Doing a face mask while you’re working? What was unthinkable only a few weeks ago, is possible now (but wash it off before you enter that Zoom call with your boss). Set up a sacred and clean space in your bathroom and enjoy your morning and evening routines with NOÉ products. Maybe you even want to set up your own home spa? Take time for yourself, nourish your skin. You deserve it.
When you’re working from home, it is easy to lose track of time. Keep an eye on your working hours, maybe set an alarm to mark the end of your workday. Take breaks, especially for lunch. A walk during your lunch break can help your clear your head and get new energy. Besides, do something non-work related every day—be it cooking, reading a book, doing a workout or calling a friend. It’s important to separate work and rest.
We hope these tips help you form healthier habits, just a little bit.