In forced isolation, it can be difficult to keep fit both mentally and physically. How to maintain a normal state of health, not to plunge headlong into an apathetic state? Simple and affordable recommendations will help you with this.
While at home for a long time, you need to try to do wet cleaning more often. Firstly, this will help humidify the air in the room and get rid of dust. Secondly, cleaning involves additional physical activity. In addition, by enthusiastically washing the floor or wiping interior items, you can temporarily switch your brain, distract yourself from the anxiety state and at least get rid of the tension that has accumulated inside.
If the weather outside the window allows, it is recommended to regularly ventilate the rooms well. Just do not sit under the window for a long time, in a draft, otherwise there is a great risk of catching a cold even at home. The influx of fresh air from the street will have a positive effect on mood and well-being. Houseplants and pets will also be grateful for it.
Don't start your morning by reading the news. Better to postpone watching feeds until lunchtime. After awakening, the brain needs to "swing" and "turn on" in the work, and the flow of alarming negative information can negatively affect the state of health, causing, for example, a headache, and, of course, mood.
It is also not recommended to read or watch the news shortly before bedtime. The flow of information will irritate the nervous system, cause additional stress, making it difficult to fall asleep and sleep well.
In order not to panic and not increase the degree of anxiety, you do not need to completely isolate yourself from the news stream, but it is also not recommended to immerse yourself in it headlong. It is necessary to read information only in trusted sources, trying to perceive everything with a "cool head".
During the day, while in quarantine, you need to alternate between different activities. You need to try to sit or lie less, stand more and move. Light exercise at home, dancing, or even just walking around the room for a few minutes will disperse the blood and help keep yourself in good shape. Moreover, even minimal physical activity will reduce the amount of adrenaline and cortisol in the body, give a surge of strength and energy and help cope with stress.
In quarantine, you should not go headlong into work or household chores. It is important to give yourself the opportunity to relax, rest normally, and be distracted. Laughing and smiling are great ways to deal with anxiety and stress. Scientists note that a smiling person has a slower heart rate, which is especially important if the condition is approaching a panic attack. You need to add bright and positive notes to your day, try not to face boredom, which can plunge into apathy and melancholy. Reading, playing games, watching movies or funny videos, hobbies - all this will keep the mood up to the mark.
It is important to monitor your diet as well. You should not lean on snacks, various sweets or junk food, eat only sandwiches and have a snack on the go. For such an organism will not say "thank you". In addition, the state of the immune system depends on food. You need to try to eat varied and more or less adequate. However, you should not completely abandon tasty things either. After all, the same chocolate in moderation has a positive effect on well-being and mood.