In a time where being trapped at home has become much of a necessity for most of us, it can tend to have adverse effects on our mental and physical well-being. We can’t stress the importance of adding a few simple steps to your daily routine to ensure the best for yourself and your loved ones as well!
1. Follow a general routine.
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It’s important to maintain a rough routine at home, whether you’re working from home or not, to keep a clear mind and to maybe keep your sanity! Start with the basics – try to sleep at around the same time every night, set general times to read, exercise, eat meals or anything else that you can pin down to a time… and make sure you follow it!
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Some of you might hate this word… but it doesn’t mean you need to bring out the 20 kg dumbbells or run a marathon everyday.. it can be as simple as going for a light walk for even half an hour every day, doing basic yoga or downloading an exercise app that suits you (From the infinite plethora of options you can now find on the app store or even through videos online). It’s extremely important to manage stress levels, anxiety and just to keep the blood flowing!
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Probably the easiest one of them all – drink water! We have no more excuses to not get enough water intake since most of us are stuck at home for the foreseeable future. 6-8 glasses a day is what’s recommended (a bit more if you’re exercising) to keep your body functioning properly! You can even make this a bit more fun and even healthier by including fresh fruit juices, iced teas or even freshly steeped high-quality Havukal tea to your day!
4. Put your phone away.
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Most of you probably cringed while reading this one.. but being stuck at home usually means most of us have drastically increased the time spent on our phones, laptops or TVs. We suggest keeping at least an hour or two a day where you cut the screen time and do something else.. anything from playing a board game with the family to reading or even maybe just looking out the window!
5. Eat clean
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If there was ever a time to capitalize on eating clean… it’s now. Cook as much as you can at home, try out new recipes and surprise yourself and your body! Most of us have incorporated a lot of eating out or ordering into our daily routines.. let’s take this chance to eat as many home-cooked meals as possible. A happy stomach is a happy you!
6. Slow down. Stretch. Breathe.
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In these extremely uncertain times it’s important to take a step back, a deep breath, a soothing cup of tea and think about what we’re grateful for. Take some time to focus on your breaths to keep your mind clear and to take care of your mental well-being. Also, being at home means a lot of lazing around on the couch or in bed… which means our posture is adversely affected. Remember to stretch and straighten yourself as much as possible (There are countless videos to help you online) to reduce the risk of any aches and pains.