Tips, Tricks, Apps, and Activities: Staying Calm During This Crisis

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This week, we’ve decided to spend a little time exploring options to help you (and all of us) stay sane during lockdown.

Tips are always helpful, like we said in our last post, being away from our friends and family and having our normal lives taken away gets more difficult with each passing day. And even with all of the outlets and platforms we have available to help us connect with others, sometimes we need to connect with ourselves on a deeper level first in order to maintain a sense of sanity.

We’ve gathered our favorite resources below to help you prioritize your mental health even as it becomes increasingly difficult to do so.

Get Your Body Moving

One thing we’ve always known is that exercise has the power to boost your mood and relieve stress. While venturing outside can be pretty scary right now, going for a walk or run around your neighborhood is a great way to get fresh air and a change of scenery without the risk of close contact with others.

There are also great online resources to help you get moving, even if you’re doing so in your living room:

Nike app (Which just became free! ?)
At-home workouts
Live stream classes
Training with the sports pros

Don’t be shy! Move the coffee table to the side, grab a bottle of water, throw on some workout clothes (you can do it, they’re not too different from the sweats you’ve been living in) and raise that heart rate. You’ll feel a million times better once you do and we promise that glass of wine will still be waiting for you after you’ve gotten your sweat on.

Relax Your Mind

With all of our days now spent at home, this is a great time to take advantage of the slower pace we’re all being forced to accept. Dedicate a few minutes of your day to relaxing your brain and increasing mindfulness with these resources:

Calm app
Headspace app

Yoga and meditation have both been proven to enhance mental health, ease pain and anxiety, and improve quality of sleep.

Take A Break with Some Entertainment

Sometimes all we really need to feel sane is a good laugh, or just a break from the news. Here are some options for when you’re craving an escape:

Online activities for the little ones in your house
More resources for kids
Free entertainment
A little coronavirus comedy to lighten the mood

We hope one of the resources listed above can help you stay calm, centered, and healthy during this unprecedented time.

While this pandemic surely cannot end soon enough, there are ways to make the most of our unfortunate situation, and one thing is for sure: we will all come out of this with a little more gratitude for the things we have, the people we know, and the beautiful world we live in.

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