Self-Care and things to do in the time of Self- isolation/ Social distancing in the Current times
It’s really very sad to see people all over the world suffering and these are the trying times that point to the very small place we as beings occupy, in an unfathomably vast Universe.
It’s also been evident a lot of times during such crisis, humans develop a new surge of energy and inner strength to focus on possibilities instead of the negatives. This helps them in facing the challenges and take an active part in care and treatment, face reality and pick themselves up again.
The pic clicked below symbolically explains the popular quote – ”Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.”
Self-care is the number one solution to helping somebody else. If you are being good to yourself and your body and your psyche, that serves other people better, because you will grow strong enough to lift someone else up.” — Mary Lambert
It’s crucial to take care of our mental and emotional state as the prevalent news can distress and overwhelm us and trigger fear and anxiety.
Our immune system guards the body from germs and viruses and on-going stress can weaken or suppress it. So it’s imperative to live in awareness of our thoughts and take charge of our health.
We can conquer fears through self-awareness, wisdom, and understanding our strengths in the face of adversity.
“During the time of stress, the “fight-or-flight” response is on and the self-repair mechanism is disabled. It is then when we say that the immunity of the body goes down and the body is exposed to the risk for disease. Meditation activates relaxation, when the sympathetic nervous system is turned off and the parasympathetic nervous system is turned on, and natural healing starts.” –Annie Wilson
So before we help others it’s important to help ourselves – it’s the same way we are told while travelling in the plane to first wear our oxygen masks before helping others during emergency.
Read authentic news from official sources. Follow the advice mentioned. Limit your constant monitoring of news as it wires the brain to feel fearful and panic.
Sharing simple ways to De-Stress with Restorative effects
Resonant or coherent breathing is easy to practice and helps reduce stress
To do this:
Inhale for a count of 5. ( Breathe in peace and calm)
Exhale for a count of 5. ( Breathe out Stress and anxiety)
Continue for a few minutes.
You can add a pause and repeat a
positive affirmation in your mind.
#Be Aware of your emotions regarding this current situation.
#Talk about it to clear your mind and to release your bottled up emotions
#Write down your feelings on paper as it alleviates stress
#Make a few Positive Affirmations and repeat to your brain as required
#Pen down your thoughts
#Strengthen your immune system with herbs
#Read a book
#Listen to music/Dance
#Exercise / Yoga
#Meditate / Pray
#Just Laugh/ Have fun time
#Eat fruits and vegetables
# Draw/ Paint/ Write
#Stay in touch with family and friends digitally
#Tell yourself a happy story
# Get inspired by Nature
#Develop new hobbies
#Share your tips for Self-care
”With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side.” – Susan Weiss Berry
Once you are able to take care of yourself then motivate others to de-stress and help them find their inner strength to be resilient to face the present.
Remember – This too shall Pass
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#stayhealthy #staypositive #staystrong #resilient #stressmanagement
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#fightandflight #immunesystem #strength #meditation