While lockdown restrictions broadly eased across Melbourne over the past few weeks, there has been a recent increase in localised outbreaks in some suburbs. As people continue to stay indoors and practise social distancing, the lockdown blues have resumed their natural course and have inevitably settled in. Read more!
Whether you’ve been struggling to stay on track with your workouts or have been ordering takeout a little more frequently than you’d like, start by giving yourself some grace. Living with Covid-19 fear is a difficult time for everyone; a little slip-up here and there is more than acceptable. Let’s find a solution!
While perfect consistency may not be possible, you can take a few steps to realign your health and feel more energised during this period of uncertainty and restlessness.
Thanks for reading so far. Here are some tips to help you get started.
1. Create a Morning Routine
Are you struggling to organise your day and feel more refreshed? Put away the to-do lists and start by making a simple switch: create a morning routine. Let’s begin!
We suggest drafting a rough plan and incorporating your favourite morning activities in it. What do you have in mind?!
Whether you follow a short morning workout plan or take a few minutes to practice gratitude, following a set of streamlined activities will make the day appear more structured and reduce the chances of mid-day lethargy and fatigue. So, we need to exercise more!
Fuel your body with nutrients by preparing a hearty breakfast that includes fresh fruit, whole grains (oats, cereal, bread), and herbal tea. Opt for an energising all-natural brew that’s replete with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Diet is important! a healthy diet is more important!
Not only will a cup of steaming and sweet-scented organic herbal tea have a soothing effect on your mind, but it’ll also protect your body against oxidative stress and lower the risk of disease and infections. We hope you enjoy drinking it.
2. Focus on Your Mental Health
While focusing on physical health is essential, prioritising mental health is equally essential. We will talk about it here!
According to research, the ongoing lockdown has taken a toll on people’s mental health. A recent survey revealed that out of 15,000 Australians, over a quarter reported depressive symptoms.
If you’ve been struggling to feel your best, reach out to friends and family or connect with trained counsellors for support. Here are some more 24/7 mental health services operating across Australia. Prioritise self-care by indulging in your favourite activities and making time for self-healing. We appreciate your attention so far.
3. Whip Up Fun (and Nutritious) Meals
If you’ve been relying on processed and packaged foods during the lockdown, it may be time to make some gradual changes. While a cheat meal now and then won’t do any harm, make sure you don’t start relying on fast food in the long run. So, stay alert!
Follow the 80/20 rule by eating wholesome and nutrient-laden foods 80% of the time and indulging 20% of the time. We enjoy sharing ideas with you to improve your lifestyle. Read and learn more with us.
Incorporate superfoods into your diet, including berries, leafy greens, nuts, dates, and saffron. We love to share some tasty recipes with you. We hope you enjoy making them. Also, enjoy eating your healthy desserts.
Here are some delicious, filling, and nutritious date dessert recipes to help you get started. If you’re big on all-things-savoury, try your hand at saffron risotto. Either way, you can’t go wrong with superfood recipes!
4. Replace Social Media With a Wholesome Activity
Consuming an excessive amount of social media can trigger feelings of anxiety, restlessness, inadequacy, and detachment. If you’ve been feeling increasingly drained lately, we suggest replacing social media with a wholesome and engaging activity that helps you feel your best.
Whether you read a motivational book, video call your friends/family, watch your favourite Netflix show, or journal, do something you absolutely love to feel rejuvenated and revitalised.
Here’s some inspiration!
5. Stretch. Relax. Repeat.
As people continue to work from home, the concept of taking healthy breaks and putting yourself first has largely diminished. Between caring for the kids, checking in with your parents, managing work, and completing endless chores, relaxation has taken a backseat.
Take a few minutes to stretch and unwind during the day so you feel intrinsically restored and ready to take on the day. Here are some of our favourite morning stretches that engage the musculoskeletal system and prevent fatigue, body aches, chronic pain, and stiffness.
We also recommend taking measures to boost your immune system. As you put yourself first, you’ll notice an increase in energy levels, efficiency, and productivity.
Implement these measures into your lifestyle and you’ll manage to get through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic without feeling as stressed and overwhelmed.
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