No matter what’s happening in today’s world, we should always take time to be looking after our physical and mental health especially during isolation. Whether that’s having a spa day at home, reading or even meditating, you need to be doing it more. I believe that there is no excuse and you can prioritize your time wisely if you really want to do something.
You have all the time in the world to focus on you right now with the pandemic that’s currently happening. Try to find an hour out of your day for you. Now ask yourself, What are your goals and dreams? What have you always wanted to learn? These questions will build and make u connect with yourself. Right now you’re probably thinking about a lot of things, so let’s just simplify it down. You can brain storm by writing it down or even making a visual mood board. You have to keep yourself motivated during isolation.
Keep yourself mindful and take care of your mental health. It’s normal for the brain to constantly think but you have so much power. You have the power to train your mind to be more simplified and calm. Make meditation a daily routine even if it’s for 5 minutes. Concentrate on your breathing, and be more connected with your body by doing yoga. It gets the blood flowing in your body, makes your happier, perfects your posture and gives your inner strength.
Our minds are natural wanderers. So one thing I would recommend is having what you need to do list. Get a whiteboard or print out your ideas and have it hung up in your room, That way you see it everyday. Even if your occupied with your day, your mind is subconsciously embedding it. I have one in my room and in the kitchen. “Out of sight, out of mind”. This might be everyone’s favorite one I’m going to talk about and its having a nap! Sleeping is great for the mind as it puts your body at ease, reduces stress, puts you in a better mood and it can improve your memory.
A book that has influenced me a lot is The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle. It’s a very deep, spiritual enlightening book and I practice what I preach. Make sure you’re always going out for fresh air and exercising. These simple affirmations build up and the more you keep it a routine, the better it is for your mind, body and soul. Listening to podcasts is very beneficial. Instead of listening to music, I replace it by listening to creative, motivating, mindfulness podcasts during isolation. My favorite at the moment is Lavendaire lifestyle. There are multiple podcasts on creative interviews, business, astrology etc. I usually listen to podcasts if I’m cleaning my room and editing. It personally motivates me. These are just my tips and my insight on self care so I hope it helped!