During this pandemic phase, well-being practices and self-care are essential for good immunity. Our body’s immune system plays an exquisite and complex role in enabling wellness. It allows the body to recognize and respond efficiently to pathogens and viruses.
Wellness guidelines by Benjamin Gordon Cambridge Capital
Do you want to improve your well-being? Here are few practices that can help:
Cook and eat well
Food will nourish the body and soul. For example, a pizza might not be a nourishing food. But when you spend time with your family making a pizza, it can and will boost your mental health.
You may visit the grocery store less during the pandemic. Hence, it might get challenging to make healthy meals. However, you can always place an order online. You can always make nutritious platters that will nourish you and your family members.
Movement is essential
Any form of exercise is beneficial for both mental and physical well-being. When you move your body for 15 to 30 minutes daily, it can help to burn calories and bring down stress. If you are working from home, you might want to do lunges and squats between your tasks and conference calls. You can watch a workout video and follow it during your free time.
Also, if you don’t have a crowded neighborhood, you can go for a walk, bicycle ride, or run. If you have a yard, you can put it to good use as well. The sun and fresh air will add to your well-being.
Get ample sleep
Many people don’t sleep well even when they have the best conditions. Hence, it is necessary to allow your brains to relax before you are going to sleep. Try and reduce the screen time two hours before you go to sleep. Instead of browsing the mobile, you can read a book. This practice will help you immensely during the pandemic phase when you tend to get more stressed. A few other habits that will help you to sleep well are:
- Avert any alcoholic or caffeinated drink during the evening
- Exercise during the day
- Maintain a sleep schedule
Stay connected with your dear ones
Humans need to stay connected to one another! Human contact is therapeutic. And during this pandemic phase, people need one another more than ever. So even though everyone is observing the social distancing protocols, it is necessary to stay in touch with your friends and family. If you can’t see them physically, video conferencing is a good idea.
You can put the video conferencing apps to good use. For example, you can schedule a Zoom evening coffee or dinner with your friends and dear ones once in a while.
You should also keep in mind the requirements of housemates. It might get challenging for some people to spend spare time with the same people daily. You might run out of conversations and feel bored. During such moments it is a good idea to play a game or solve a puzzle together. You might also consider spending “me-time” in separate rooms. In totality, it is essential to remain mindful of one another in graceful ways.
These are a few of how you can ensure your well-being during the pandemic phase.