Many of us are going to be carrying out social distancing or self isolation, so I wanted to offer some practical ideas on how to keep our spirits up when we are living a life that is focused on social distancing.
Here are some tips on how to make sure you are practicing self care when you are social distancing.
(1) Find the Humour
There is no doubt about it, what is going on in the world is very serious, but if we can try and keep a sense of humour then it will benefit our health. If you are going to be inside a lot more with your family, it is much better for everyone if you can create some fun and laughter in your home. Keeping your spirits and the spirits of your kids and loved ones up will be half the battle of social distancing.
Sleep is so important to your immune system, and routine is so important for your mental health. If you are working from home for the first time or your kids are off school; you will be in a whole new way of life and at a time when you might feel anxious, so focusing on getting a good sleep routine in place is crucial for your overall health.
Sunlight is thought to increase the brain’s release of a hormone called Serotonin.