HOW TO SURVIVE THE LOCKDOWN
We are all finding different ways to survive these weird times. Here are some suggestions, but please note that you don’t need to put extra pressure on yourself to use this time wisely. Our mental health and physical well being are the most important.
Relax…don’t watch the news all day every day!!! Honestly life at the moment is stressful enough without having to dwell in the trenches. Find something to watch that is educational…there are plenty of channels for that. Or just binge watch something (keep the other suggestions in mind though!).
Get out of your pajamas!!! Honestly making a change of clothing just changes your mindset which is really important right now.
Breathe in some fresh air! Get outside as much as you can in the fresh air…be it your balcony, garden or going for a walk/bike ride ( I swear there are more people walking their dogs in Grand Ledge than I have seen in many years and I do not believe it’s because of a population explosion…We need exercise and fresh air!!
Exercise As I said above….walk your dog, do yoga ( I am currently teaching my students remotely), follow any of the exercise videos you have always wanted to, dance like nobody Well except family) is watching!
Play games. Set up game night…fun bonding times (even can be done remotely I am sure!)
Meditate/spend time in contemplation. Take time for yourself…even if it is sitting somewhere quiet with a liquid refreshment of choice and maybe write down things that you are grateful for…it can change your perspective.
Learn something new. A new language (me!) a new hobby (quilting/knitting) or something you haven’t had time for up till now.
Read….obvious one… Kindles may come into their own now as we are limited to what and where we can get something…check with friends…have them leave it on your porch and you do the same maybe for them!
Sleep well. I listen to a variety of podcasts to talk me to sleep if I am struggling. Your body needs rest to keep your immune system strong!
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