We are currently hit by a severe pandemic worldwide due to COVID-19. This leads to ups and downs of public restrictions, which interfere with our well-being. The only way to cope with is individual self-care with certain lifestyle modifications, as you learn in following.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
The biggest threat of any pandemic is mutual infection of debilitating diseases with manifold potential risk of premature mortality. Like COVID-19 today. Therefore, social distancing is certainly an issue of relevance. For this purpose, authorities worldwide are developing and installing certain social/physical/mental regulations and restrictions for short and longer terms. Like lockdowns and others. Although some of the restrictions have been eased due to falling incidences, some others are raised or re-installed vice-versa as a kind of back and forth. With special reference to new variants of infections – like the Corona Delta variant.
Especially since these restrictions are stressful and confusing in many cases, populations are suffering more and more.
Therefore, it is vital for any citizen to accommodate personally to this situation. Preferably with...
NATURAL LIFESTYLE ADJUSTMENTS – SCIENTIFICALLY VERIFIED
Based on international research at, inter alia,
- Duke University in Durham, N.C.
- National University of Singapore
- Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo, Brazilthe
some recommendations in more detail…
Start your day with right mindset
Make up your mind at the beginning of each day what is important and enjoyable for you. To prepare yourself for what you want to achieve during that day with pleasure and efficiency.
Starting with the right clothing for your work ahead as a kind of tool for the experience we expect.
Along with short breaks during the day for self-compassion and reflections which may well reduce stress and depression, allowing also better focus and greater attention.
Limits between Work and Home
Especially as many professionals have crossed their boundaries between work and home by working from home these days, the limits between both have become fragile. I.e., despite of more flexibility timewise, boundaries between both parts of the day became blurred.
Leading manifold to burnout, fatigue and stress. To avoid, declare part of your home physically (like a room or just part of it) strictly as your workplace. To make clear that both parts have a very different purpose. Including mealtime, etc.
To support also timewise by, e.g., crossing the border at the beginning or end of the workday for a walk or run outside. Simulating a kind of ‘work commute’.
Don’t get overloaded with news & social media
Especially nowadays with COVID-19 and its variants we are bombarded with respective good and bad news and stories in social media about. Undermining our mind and reinforcing manifold our fear and anxiety, as far as our own health is concerned.
Therefore it is imperative to replace at least the overload of news and social media in your free time with mentally powerful activities. Such as, inter alia, meditation, exercising, and reading of some kind of nice literature. In order to mitigate anxiety and reduce stress.
Prefer activities you favor
In order to wind down mentally, recall those activities you preferred already before the pandemic for your fun and well-being alike.
E.g., going out for a walk during your free time, especially in nature, can well help your physical and emotional well-being.
Another helpful way is journaling, i.e. expressive writing down of certain positive events and how they did affect you. This is very helpful in order to overcome negative emotions. To reflect and plan your day ahead.
Good night’s sleep
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