With the COVID-19 Pandemic spreading across the United States, we turned to our friends in the wellness community to ask them how they are keeping healthy, both physically and mentally.
I'm trying to look at COVID-19 as an opportunity to be extra kind to myself, and to trying old things in new ways—like doing my own yoga flows at home or trying an online class instead of going to a studio, or challenging myself to try new recipes with all the time I have to cook at home! I'm also making an extra effort to reflect, be kind to myself, and check in with loved ones for some much-needed social time and emotional reassurance. When I start to feel anxious, I meditate to soothing nature soundtracks, or take 20 minutes to go for a walk outside.
Other than regularly washing my hands and face I've been extremely focused on eating well. Eating as much fresh veggies and whole foods as possible. I'm also making sure I remember to breath. When I feel stressed and anxious I find take a few intentional moments of deep breathing keeps things in focus and helps me stay centered.
I'm big on immune boosters, so my daily routine right now looks like: Golde's Turmeric Tonic 1-2x day with hot water and raw honey (bonus points for yum factor), raw garlic in everything (not so yummy, extremely effective), and as much fermented foods as humanly possible. Mentally, a little yoga in the morning always helps with de-stressing :)
I'm avoiding going into very crowded places. Washing my hands often, trying eat as healthy as possible with as many antioxidants as possible!
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For more information on what to do to keep safe and healthy check out the CDC website for advice.