Ways to Maintain Your Physical and Mental Health During Lockdown
During these challenging times, it is necessary to do what you can to maintain your physical and mental well-being. Even if you are working from home, attending online classes, it may yet seem like there is plenty of time during the day. But do you invest time in personal growth and fitness? Here, let's see the ways by which you can maintain your physical & mental health.
Check-in with Friends & Family
If you are living alone, you can get occupied with your work, and you forget to connect with people who matter most. To relax and to get some quality time, get in touch with your friends and family. Spare time for your family members and friends, connect with them on video calling platforms or social networks. Have a conversation with them, express your feelings, and get to know how people are doing.
If you are living with other people during the lockdown, like your partner, your friends, family, or in a flat or pg, it provides a unique opportunity to spend time with them. A good talk will always relax your mind, and keep you interested in other peoples' lives.
Fit is the way
There should be no compromise in your health and fitness. The lockdown has made us resort to our homes, and this calls for a more strict fitness regime.
If you are unable to hit the gym, there is always space in your home to exercise, do yoga, and meditate. Without much movement in this lockdown, due to working from home conditions, it can make you tired and feel lethargic.
If you want to get out of your home and get some fresh air, you can go out for a walk in your neighbourhood. With the internet offering plenty of options for yoga and exercising at home, you can plug in a video and exercise anytime you want.
Cooking as an activity is more like an exercise. An exercise in creativity for sure. Cooking can be an excellent way to maintain both your mental and physical health, providing you with the much-needed break from your busy schedule.
Challenging yourself to try new recipes, and cooking a healthy meal for yourself and your family, instead of ordering, will be a satisfying experience in itself. It can help focus your mind and give you a sense of relaxation at the end of the day.
Take time to analyze yourself
Be it the time you spend with your friends or family; there should always be a time for yourself. Sit down and analyze where you are and what you want to be. There will not be a better time available to you after this period to think about the future and set things.
Give yourself some headspace when you need it; use the time to cook, read, play video games, or whatever it is you like to do when you think you need time to switch off. If you need tips to improve productivity during this lockdown, check our blog here.
It is about how you utilize the time in this lockdown. Mental health is necessary to keep you going and to reach heights. Tell us how you felt about this blog in the comments below. Share your thoughts in creating a work-life balance in this pandemic.