Many things have been altered in ways we could not have imagined. During the Covid-19 pandemic, most of us went from moving through life at a rapid pace - working demanding jobs and taking our children from a date another) to work at home. In our quarantine, homeschooling, unemployed spouses, and children at home all day, altered our routine and fairly predictable lives.
Other things we once took for granted, like having coffee or attending a church service, changed. Tragically, some of us have fallen ill or lost loved ones during this pandemic.
Negative feelings can accompany quarantine
Along with these changes came an increased amount of stress, fear, and anxiety. Social distancing created isolation and loneliness, which only intensified anxiety and stress.
For almost everyone, quarantine has become a reality during this pandemic. Having to separate and not being able to interact with others can create many unpleasant feelings, including:
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The important thing is to recognize these feelings. Avoiding them or masking them with something like alcohol will only make them linger. Everyone today feels a sense of discomfort. Accepting that uncomfortable reality can become a true strength.
Resilience is a trait that helps people get through tough times. Being resilient doesn't mean you don't have problems or ask for help. Even during incredibly challenging times like this pandemic, resilient people stay strong and embrace difficult situations with determination and focus.
Everyone responds differently to challenging situations
For some people, challenges like quarantine can become opportunities to learn new skills or become mentally and physically stronger. You have probably seen people on social media who learned a new language or started a new business during this pandemic.
While admirable, for many others the challenges of this pandemic can be obstacles that feel difficult or overwhelming.
If you've been struggling through this pandemic, you are not alone. If you feel hopeless, isolated, or suicidal, seek professional help. You never need to go through major changes in your life alone.
7 ways to stay healthy during this pandemic
Many things feel uncertain right now, but one way to stay resilient during this pandemic is to take control of what you can. Your health is a great way to start. The way you eat, move, think, and live can make you stronger and help you thrive. These seven strategies form a solid foundation for staying healthy and mentally balanced during this difficult time.
Pamper yourself intelligently
You've probably heard of "quarantine 15". When you feel more stressed, you may be tempted to reach for something sweet for comfort.
Unfortunately, the repercussions of a diet rich in sugary processed foods can damage your immune system. You don't need to completely abstain from sweet and delicious foods. There are many healthy and nutritious desserts and foods that are sweet.
Get the right nutrients
The foods in our Basic and Advanced plans provide the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body needs to thrive during tough times. Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids in foods like wild shellfish can help maintain a healthy brain and help manage mood disorders like depression.
Find a community
Now more than ever, we need support and love. If you can, connect in person, by phone, Skype, or FaceTime with your family and friends. Communicate with loved ones who are older or have compromised immune systems, many of whom may feel especially isolated during this time. This is also a great time to reconnect with your family through fun activities.
Poor sleep can create or increase feelings such as irritability and stress that are already intensified during quarantine. On the contrary, you will feel more balanced and focused when you get a good night's sleep. Aim for eight hours of deep, uninterrupted sleep every night.
Focus on the exercise
Good exercise can increase endorphins that make you feel good and promote mental well-being. Gyms are not an option for many people at the moment, but at home you can do it, it is a matter of looking in any social network for routines that fit your style and rhythm.
Cultivate an optimistic mindset
Optimism is not about ignoring negative feelings. It's about being hopeful about the future, even when the present seems totally negative. Mindset is a muscle you can build, especially dur