Lockdown is presenting new challenges for all of us. Many aspects of our routines have been temporarily closed down. Many of these closed businesses people rely on to support their physical, emotional and mental health such as gyms, pools, therapists and group meetings.
Just because we are stuck at home doesn’t mean we can’t continue to look after our health. It’s more important now than ever to look after all aspects of your health.
We have four systems that all work together to create our wellbeing. The four are our physical, emotional, mental and energetic bodies. These four systems all interact with each other which means that having balance within our four bodies is essential to our overall well being.
Here are 5 simple ways you can continue to look after your overall health without leaving your house.
Eat healthy food
Because all of our systems are connected, our diet affects us on many levels. Eating healthy, clean, organic foods helps our physical bodies and also helps support our mental and emotional bodies too. Healthy eating supports our overall health which is essential.
A few helpful tips for eating healthy include:
don’t skip meals
eat balanced meals
stick with clean, organic, natural, wholefoods
Attitude of Gratitude
As difficult as things are, there is always something we can be grateful for. If you have a home, enough food, internet to read this post and educate yourself, you are truly blessed.
It is easy to forget that in the day to day concerns. So bringing gratitude to the front of your mind is very helpful and super easy to do. Here are 3 suggestions on how you can easily practise gratitude daily:
Carry a gratitude stone in your pocket, every time you touch it, think of something you are grateful for. That includes when you place the stone in your pocket in the morning and take it out at night.
Wear a gratitude bracelet or ring – one that you don’t usually wear and when you see it, think of something you are grateful for.
Start a gratitude journal where you write something every day that you are grateful for.
The other great aspect of being grateful is that it makes us feel happy. And in that space, we are calmer and things go smoother for us and it is easier to pause before speaking and to have more positive communications.
Focusing on what we are grateful for supports our emotional and mental health.
Have a check-up
With a lot of us not wanting to go into the GP’s office needlessly, people are holding off on having check-ups. Neglecting our health is never a good idea. So if you aren’t feeling 100% it’s best to get some professional advice and check things out.
Luckily, many women’s health tests can be done quickly and easily without having to see a GP first. For many tests, there is no appointment necessary and you can get in and out quickly. If you’re US based, you can get $15 off women’s sexual health tests here.
Be Open with your Feelings
Many of us find ourselves housebound with spouses and kids or housemates that we aren’t used to spending 24/7 with. This can obviously lead to tensions.
Biting your tongue or staying quiet to keep the peace is only a temporary solution. Bottling up emotions only causes things to build up within yourself and ultimately that’s what causes blowouts.
With lockdown in full swing, we can’t get out and get space to ourselves like we once could. Communication is more important now than ever. And being open with your feelings is critical. Approach the conversation in a calm way, stay even-toned and avoid getting into an argument.
Taking 4 Minutes for Calm
We all can spare 4 minutes out of our day to center ourselves and find the calm within. It’s important to take those few minutes for yourself off social media, and out of the to-do list.
For beginners, it can be really challenging to go blank in meditation so with this video you don’t need to go blank. Rather, you focus on each affirmation and repeat it until the next one appears. Breath, relax and let go of the stress-energy, feel where your body is holding tension and release it. Breathe out stress and inhale calm.
This simple practice can make a huge difference to your headspace, and emotions too.
Make lockdown a positive and healthy experience for you by continuing to look after your health. Let me know what other tips you have in the comments.