Stuck at home? Don’t let the quarantine get to you. Learn to keep those cooped up feelings at bay! All the more if staying at home is a significant change from your previous routine, you’re likely resorting back to unhealthy habits. However, there’s a different choice you can make. Rather than focusing on the things you are no longer able to do, however temporarily, make the most of your time at home by creating a daily self-care routine. What actions can be considered as self-care? Here are a few tips and ideas from the experts.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Nothing is better for your physical and emotional well-being than a good night’s sleep. If you are having a hard time sleeping, try creating a different evening routine. Before you hit the sack, engage in relaxing activities like walking or yoga. Avoid eating or drinking anything with caffeine or sugar in it. Make sure your sleeping space is positioned away from any source of distraction. Relocate your television and cell phone out of the bedroom, and make the room as dark as you can. And then, make it a routine to sleep at the same time every night and get up the same time the following day. It may not work immediately, but your body will soon adjust, and your rest will get better.
Eat a Balanced Diet
Too much time spent at home may lead to increased unhealthy snacking, whether from boredom, stress, or other causes. Don’t compromise your health. Keep in good shape by sticking to a healthy diet as a means of self-care. Resolve to choose foods that keep you in good shape – like the ones that have a positive impact on your health. A few of these are green leafy vegetables, fish, nuts, and blueberries. Top all of this off with water and drink plenty of it.
Do Something Active Every Day
We all know that exercise is good for us. Nonetheless, punishing workouts or losing weight isn’t the only means of staying active. In keeping with your daily self-care routine, find a way to keep yourself active. If it’s allowed, go take a walk or ride a bike. If staying inside is necessary, you can always dance to music, clean the house, or play active video games that require motion sensors. Develop the routine of staying active so that you can keep yourself physically and emotionally healthy.
Do Something Creative
Give yourself a break from your rather normal life and engage in creative activities as a self-care routine. You don’t have to be the most creative person to be able to enjoy the different forms of creativity. For others, it might be painting, drawing, or creative writing. For you, it could be crafts, sewing, or gardening. It all depends on what you choose according to your liking. Even designing future projects or rearranging furniture counts. Whichever you go for, just make sure it’s something you genuinely enjoy.
Set Realistic Goals
Setting achievable goals will lessen the chances of you being too hard on yourself. Especially if you’re a highly productive person, staying at home will restrict you from doing what you want. Thus, being realistic about what you can accomplish each day is the key to consistency. Start with easy tasks first, and move on to setting realistic goals to keep the motivation going.
Above all, when you are staying at home, it’s important to make good self-care practices a priority. Schedule self-care activities like you would an important business meeting, and guard that time diligently. In this way, your body and mind are sure to become healthy.
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