Lockdown Self-Care – How to Take Care of your mind, body, and soul in a crisis

Being cooped up indoors is not fun. It is the right thing to do in these COVID-19 times, but we live in a new world now and the additional stress can definitely take a toll on one’s physical and mental health. Here are a few tips to help you take care of your mind, body, and soul –

  1. Stay Positive – Your brain is in crisis mode right now, so it is especially important to stay positive. This too shall pass, and we will bounce back from this. Alternate the pandemic news you’re reading with some positive quotes, people, and news.
  2. Meditate – Meditation can work wonders for your mental health. Train yourself to focus on the now, and help de-stress and de-clutter your mind, for a few minutes everyday. 
  3. Show Empathy – Be kind, to yourself and to others. Everyone is going through this experience their own way, and know that that’s okay.
  4. Seek help – Good days and bad days are normal during this time, but if you find yourself unable to get out of the ‘bad days’ even after trying everything, seek help from a professional. Now more than ever, your mental health is important.
  1. Be more active – Move your body as much as you can, and more frequently. Apart from keeping you fit, it can also help your mental health.
  2. Try something new – Ditch the boring workouts and try something new. Or, pick up a new hobby that involves you spending time by yourself to create something.
  3. Healthy Eating Habits – The occasional binge is alright, but make sure that you’re watching what you eat and try to eat healthier. What you consume can have a huge effect on your physical well-being as well as your mood.
  4. Talk to a GP – if you notice anything off, or have concerns about your health, don’t put it off – talk to your GP and address it. Our Gogodoc GPs are available for same-day online video appointments and can give you expert medical advice. Visit the website to book an appointment if you have something to discuss.
  1. Talk to loved ones – physical distance does not have to be emotional distance too. Call and speak to your loved ones as often as you can.
  2. Revisit and Revamp your goals – Whatever goals you had for this year, stop holding yourself to those milestones, and reset your goals to suit our current times. Account for the pandemic while measuring and revamping your goals. 
  3. Find and stick to your purpose – Without a routine, and with so much death being broadcast continuously, it can feel like our life has no purpose. Find what your purpose was before the pandemic started, and stick to it. Use that as your anchor.
  4. Give back – If you have the privilege, use your time and money to support the less fortunate. Volunteer or donate where you can, even if it is small acts of kindness that can put a smile on someone’s face.

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