Wellness Tips: Self-Care In the Midst of Social Distancing
Life has come to a halt with the president declaring a nationwide state of calamity and putting the whole region of Luzon, the Philippines' largest and most populous island under "extreme community quarantine" with the rapid rise of COVID-19. As the country and the whole world grapples with the pandemic and social distancing becomes paramount, it is only best to prioritise self-care amid the chaos we’re all experiencing right now. We’ve rounded up some of the best self-care practices you can do at home.
You might be feeling anxious and overwhelmed about the current global situation but panicking and fearing for the worst will do nothing to help you and the outbreak. Take up meditation while you’re stuck at home to ease anxiety, it will also help stabilise your mood so you can face the uncertainties. Apps like Calm and Headspace are good ones to try and a great way to access guided meditations at home.
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Now is the time to organise your thoughts and declutter your space. Try journaling by jotting down your thoughts, tasks, and responsibilities, this way you can have a sense of accomplishment when you’ve ticked off all your tasks. Make practical use of your time at home by clearing out clutter. By doing this, you’re not only decluttering your space but it will also cleanse your mind and reduce stress and anxiety.
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Being at home is not an excuse to not stay active, keep your body moving by doing some simple home workouts. Exercising is a great way to get your endorphins flowing and boost your energy. You can also sweat it out with the help of workout apps such as Nike Training Club and countless Youtube channels to be on top of your fitness goals.
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Let’s be honest, we’re all sleep-deprived due to our hectic lifestyle. With the work-from-home being implemented, it is a time for us to take a break from waking up too early and get optimal sleep once and for all. It is important to keep a routine when resetting and adjusting your body clock and to get enough quality sleep, it is best to unplug and wind down without any devices before bed to ensure proper sleep.
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