What a year this has been, right? As we transition into the season of life, hope and new beginnings, we find ourselves in an unprecedented global situation that leaves us all with so many questions, and if we’re being really honest, some fear. While people are stressing over nation-wide closures, job loss, stores with empty shelves, and hunting down everyday essentials that have become sparse, it becomes hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, which can greatly affect our mental state. And for those who are lucky enough to have the ability to work from home, the feeling of isolation can be just as challenging. But today we want to take a moment to bring a little light into the situation.
In preparation for the long season of hunkering down in the safety of home, we scoured the internet for some of the best self-care, wellness and stress-relief tips from industry experts to keep us healthy and sane, and we wanted to share some of our favorites with you, because there is no denying the deep connection between our bodies and minds!
This current season is teaching all of us what we like to deny – there are some things that we just cannot control, and now is the time to accept the world for what it is. Instead of looking at everything through the lens of doom and gloom, change your mindset to look for the positives, like the quality time you now get to have with family, or even just yourself. Sometimes we struggle to pencil in this family time, and now we have nothing getting in the way of some real one-on-one time.
Not only does exercise release the feel-good hormones, it also gives you something to do, whether you feel like you’re going a little stir crazy being inside or just need to step away from the screens. And with the advances of technology, many trainers are streaming workout sessions online to get you moving. Need a little energy boost to get you through? Honey can help! With 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon, honey is a natural source of energy and ideal for your working muscles. Get our best tips on adding honey to your workout here.
Since we are all at home for the foreseeable future, now is a great time to brush up on your skills in the kitchen! Cooking at home is also a great way to bring the family together in an interactive way and bring comfort in times of uncertainty by cooking up a favorite family dish. In need of a little culinary inspiration? Try one of our recipes like our new Mediterranean Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner or Naan Pizza with Honeyed Pears.
While there are many unanswered questions in this current season, it is important to not let the massive amounts of information stress you out. (We know, easier said than done.) If you do find yourself stressing out, take some time to unwind and let the stress go. This could be done through meditation, reading a book, enjoying time for a hobby or interest, taking some time to organize your space, or even as simple as pausing with a soothing cup of tea with honey.
There’s no denying the power of a good night’s sleep, and now is a good time to make sure we get plenty of it. Since there are no obligations to get in the way, it’s easy to create a schedule that ensures we unplug and get plenty of rest to reset, rejuvenate and restore our bodies and our minds.
Like we said, we know that this can be a challenge with everything that is going on in the world around us, but remaining positive and being grateful for the things that we do have are how we are going to get through this difficult season. For those who are able, be glad to get to work from home, be grateful for the roof over your head, that you have somewhere comfortable to quarantine, be appreciative of your health, and be thankful for all that others in our communities are doing to keep us safe in this season. We want to send a special thank you to those working in the healthcare industry, first responders, volunteers serving those in need, and our elected officials for all they are doing to keep the masses informed and combat the fear.
We want to hear from you! What are you doing to pass the time in quarantine? Get the conversation started in the comments below.
Kids at home? Keep an eye on the blog for some of our favorite at-home activities for kids!