The lockdown situation is still in full effect globally and in Texas although there has not been an outright 'stay at home' order, we are all still advised to do so unless going out is absolutely necessary.
I've noticed more of my neighbors riding bikes with their kids, taking walks with friends/partners or their furry companions just to stay active and get out of the house.
Certainly the entire situation has been stressful to say the least and has left a lot of us (myself included) scrambling for lifestyle survival tips to get through the lockdown. I've looked online to see what people are doing and recommending and these came tops:
It is spring afterall so I guess now is a good time to give your wardrobe some TLC. Transition your winter pieces, get rid of stuff you know you will no longer be wearing, color coordinate if you are into that and enjoy the process.
Many of us are just sitting around stress eating, gaining mad weight and feeling demotivated. Bear in mind that this whole pandemic will not last forever even though it does not appear that way but you certainly do not want to make your return to the world feeling bad about the way you look. Gyms may be closed for now but there are videos and workout apps to keep your muscles moving. Take 30 minute walks everyday or ride your bicycle with a single friend or family member to make it more fun.
3. TAKE A NICE BATH:
A nice relaxing bath with candles, some sweet wine and soft music playing in the background is just what the doctor very well could have ordered. Use this time to journal or read and more importantly to make sure your mental health is not at stake.
4. MAKE SOME CALMING TEA:
Personally I'm a tea drinker so this is one tip I'm happy to indulge in. I'm partial to green teas but whatever type of tea you prefer that calms you, get it. If you are a coffee drinker on the other hand, sorry but I can't help you. 😊
5. VIDEO CALL WITH YOUR FRIENDS:
If you've got your squad, now is a good time to keep up with them through video calling. One or more of you could be taking the lockdown a little harder than others so checking in regularly will give those struggling something fun to look forward to.
Other recommended tips include reading a book, learning something new like cooking a new meal or improving on a skill like getting better at editing. Listening to podcasts and audiobooks are also high on the list. It's understandable that wanting human interaction becomes difficult to ignore after a while and if that's the case, then by all means take a leisurely drive to the grocery store or the nearest park to you but of course, take all necessary precautions please! We will get through this for sure.
I would like to appreciate here all the brave healthcare workers on the frontlines fighting this virus, putting themselves at risk and taking care of those affected. I wholeheartedly thank you and continue to keep you in my prayers. You and yours will be divinely covered and protected by the blood of Jesus through it all. 🙏🙏
Always Love 💓