World Health Day: Stay Home Work Safe
Little changes in every day routine can lead to long-lasting effects. During this lockdown you can inculcate small habits at home for a healthier life. With World Health Day today (April 7, 2020), it’s the perfect reminder to take care of your health and stay committed to maintain a happy and balanced life. Whether it is changes to our diet or lifestyle, we could all do with some transformation to our schedule. Little changes can go a long way toward permanent and lasting routines of self-care, so here are three simple ways to practice self-love.
3 Simple Ways To Take Care Of Your Mind And Body During Lockdown:
Have a Mindful Morning
While working remotely, it might be tempting to roll straight out of the bed and get to work, practice a self-care routine from the moment you get out of bed. This routine can be different for everyone but might include gentle yoga, a short meditation or some positive visualisation. Part of morning mindfulness is slowing down to nourish your body. And it doesn’t have to be an elaborate or time-consuming meal! Try prepping make-ahead overnight oats as breakfast that combines bananas, oats, and heart healthy walnuts to create a tasty and satisfying way to start the day.
Take a Midday Break
When you get busy with your to-do lists and responsibilities, taking a real break can feel like a luxury, but it’s about so much more than satisfying your hunger pangs. Skipping lunch can take a toll on our productivity and even our wellbeing, so give rest to your brain by taking a midday break. Use your midday break to nourish both your body and your mind! Enjoy a wholesome lunch or smoothie and reflect on the positive things that have happened in your day so far. Add just a handful of walnuts to supercharge your meals and enjoy that healthy nutrition with your dear ones.
Wind Down Well
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to catch up on your favourite shows in the evening or recap what happened on social media, but challenge yourself to some screen-free fun for a few hours! Consider doing something that puts you in the present moment, like playing with a pet, doing a puzzle, taking a bath, or journaling. As you relax and unwind, try to use positive self-talk and uplifting language in your mental dialogue. Even if you didn’t complete your to-do list for the day, give yourself credit for what you did achieve!