This is a health and wellness post by Ellie Jo.
The pandemic has been tough on everyone and just when you think there is an end in sight there seems to be some news that comes out that has you rethinking if it’ll ever be back to normal or the way it was. In this instance, it’s best to focus on what you do have control over, and that’s you and taking care of yourself.
You want to avoid letting your physical and mental health and overall wellness be impacted by the pandemic and the circumstances of lockdown if at all possible. Therefore, review some tips that will help you stay healthy and well during the pandemic and allow you to get through these trying times in a positive manner.
One tip for staying healthy and well during the pandemic is to not let fear get the best of you. Instead, learn more about the virus, how it spreads, and the new technologies that have been helping doctors and scientists predict how it’ll continue to play out and how it’s spreading. Consider taking the time to read articles by thought leaders such as Dee Agarwal that will educate you on topics such as the evolution of AI during the pandemic and how it’s saving many lives.
Get Adequate Sleep & Rest
It’s also important that you get enough sleep and rest, but also not too much. Try to stay on your regular sleep schedule and go to bed and wake up around the same time, even if you’re working from home. Stay healthy and well during the pandemic by getting the recommended hours of sleep and then going about your day and tasks. It can be tempting to either want to stay in bed or stay up late but these habits will only be hurting your health and well-being in the long run.
The pandemic may have caused you to feel lonely and disconnected from others. While this is understandable, you must work to remain connected to your loved ones, friends, and your community. Do what you can to stay in touch whether it be spending time outdoors, sending an email, or setting up a video call with those you care about. You want to avoid your mental health taking a turn for the worse because you feel lonely and are sad about the situation of not being as social. It’s more important than ever that you work on finding ways to connect and build and maintain relationships with others.
Eat A Well-Balanced Diet
What you eat and your diet also will help you stay healthy and well during the pandemic. You may be tempted to eat out more or are emotionally eating. Instead, try to cook healthy meals at home and use fresh ingredients that boost your mood and provide you with natural energy. You should be eating to stay strong and maintain a healthy weight. Eating a nutritious diet will not only improve your mental state but also your physical being and help you have a stronger immune system. Also, be sure to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to stay healthy and well during the pandemic.