Things have changed so much since we were last together. No matter where you are in the world, I hope that you are holding up okay. I know it’s been really tough and we’ve all had to make huge adjustments to our lives, but I truly believe that everything in life happens to teach us a lesson. Let’s come out of this stronger, and more united than ever!
In the past 2 weeks, I went through a number of phases emotionally, physically and spiritually. It’s important to listen to ourselves, why do you feel the way you do? How has COVID 19 effected you? How can you grow from this? I spent a lot of time dissecting my emotions and my feelings of vulnerability. As you can imagine, I‘ve had to cancel my clients for the coming weeks and month(s). There is so much uncertainty and so what I have found to work best is to just take a deep breath and let it all go. There are so many things that we can’t control, but, on the contrary, there are also a lot that we can take control of. So I have chosen to take control of this situation starting with these 5 daily routines.
1. GET UP, GET DRESSED, GET READY
It’s so easy to just stay in bed and stay in your PJs. What I have noticed is that when I stay in bed all day, I get lazy, groggy, uninspired and unmotivated. Start your day! Get out of bed, do your hair or makeup, or BOTH, and get out of those Pjs.
You are in control of your day, so take control by actually getting out of bed!
2. WORK OUT/ GET OUTSIDE
Being stuck inside and surfing from couch to couch will probably have you feeling lazy and uninspired. What I can say is that breaking up your day and getting some fresh air really does help with your mental health, and while we are putting so much focus on everyones physical health, we should keep in mind that our mental health is just as important. So, step outside, go for a walk around the block, just make sure you are practicing social distancing!
Having some sort of routine is always great as well to keep you inspired. I opt for starting the day with a little movement and sweat. A lot of amazing trainers and brands are offering workouts online and on IG. Save those workouts the day before and get moving in the morning!
3. LIMIT YOUR SCREEN TIME
It is so easy to sit on your couch and watch tv or be on your phone all day long. I have found this to be by far the worst for my mental health. Being productive and creative is much more empowering, so I have opted to only turn on the TV after 6pm.
Set a screen time for yourself, and let me know how you feel after doing this for several days.
4. FACETIME YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Just because we are either social isolating or social distancing does not mean we can’t check up on the people we love and care for. Pick up your phone and start FaceTiming your friends. Have virtual coffee dates, lunch, dinner or just a catch up. Being interactive and social is part of being human so we shouldn’t take that away from ourselves.
5. LEARN SOMETHING NEW & TREAT YOURSELF
With all this spare time that we once wished we had, let’s utilize it to the best of our capability. If you never had time to enjoy the outdoors, go for a run. Find that recipe you have always wanted to make. Learn a new language. Start that business that you always wanted to create. Start a Youtube channel, start a blog, start a book, start a puzzle, do a mask, take a bubble bath, do yoga, meditate. GUYS, the sky is the limit.
I hope you found this blog helpful. Know that whatever you’re feeling right now is normal, and we will all get through it together.
Let me know in the comments below what you’ve been doing to stay inspired.