Self-care is an essential practice during turbulent times. We often talk about ways to improve self-care here at LimbO, we believe it’s an essential part of physical and emotional wellbeing. And in light of recent global events, it’s now more important than ever before.
To help avoid stress, we’ve put together some ideas to help you recharge your batteries and look after yourself.
1. Be kind
Firstly, be kind to yourself. These are extraordinary times that none of us have experienced before. This means we’re all being presented with completely new challenges that we don’t necessarily know how to handle. All we can do is our best in difficult situations. So be kind to yourself in knowing that you are doing the best you can do, right now.
Even if you’re self-isolating, you can still move. Even if you’re doing some yoga exercises whilst sitting on a chair, or if you elect to go for a walk around your garden or your neighbourhood, any amount of movement is good for your mental and emotional wellbeing. The internet is full of free guides to home workouts that can greatly improve your mindset, and help you feel recharged and more positive.
3. Be sociable
Just because we can’t socialise physically, doesn’t mean you can’t stay in touch with friends and family using technology! Seeing people that care for you is very helpful to prevent feelings of isolation. Social connections help us realise we have a support network, rather than feeling isolated and like we’re trying to handle everything on our own. By taking time to remain socially connected, whether it’s through phone calls, or downloading apps like Houseparty so you can Facetime with lots of people at once – you’ll feel better.
It doesn’t sound like much, but simple deep breathing techniques can do wonders for helping you to relax. There are lots of guides to breathing on YouTube, why not try this one when you’ve got a spare five minutes? By carving out a small window of time for yourself everyday to practice your breathing technique, you may find that you’re more effective and mindful during your day.