Seeing as we are all still at home at the moment, it’s extremely important to check in with your mind and body. Our handy list below outlines some of the things you can do to help yourself get through these uncertain times.
Breathwork is a useful tool to help promote relaxation and improve mental well-being. There are a wide variety of breathwork techniques that get you to focus on the conscious awareness of your inhales and exhales.
Journaling has become extremely popular and is a habit that can really help you to de-stress during these times. Writing down your feelings and the things that you are experiencing day to day can help you to dissect and reflect on what is happening at the moment. Not only will you have a written resource to look back on in five years’ time, you will also gain knowledge about how you handled tough times.
The Science of Well-Being
While there is no requirement to be productive during this unusual situation we have all found ourselves in, we may as well make the most of it and learn something new. Coursea is a great tool for building a wide range of skills and one of their well-known courses, The Science of Well-Being is a beneficial place to start. The course teaches you about gratitude, expectations and what really makes you happy.
Yoga is perfect for helping to improve not only flexibility but also cardio and circulatory health. There are plenty of YouTube channels that provide beginner routines to help you find the best form, including the ever popular Yoga With Adriene.
A great way to shake off the stress and tension that you may be experiencing right now is to dance around the house. It could be as part of a dance workout from YouTube or as a way to move as you go about cleaning the house. It doesn’t really matter what you do, just put on your favourite music and away you go, sooner or later it won’t even feel like exercise.
Taking 10 or 20 minutes out of your day to go for a stroll around your neighbourhood can lead to a range of health benefits including strengthening your heart, easing join pain and boosting immune function. If you’re stewing over a problem at work and need quick access to the creative part of your brain, then walking may help you to clear your head and figure the problem out.