Staying Healthy and Happy During Covid-19

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Practicing self-care is super important, especially during times like these. The Covid-19 pandemic surrounding us all has engulfed our lives in panic, worry, and stress. Let me tell you something – none of those will do you any good. Stress, worrying and panicking affect us on a deeper level and they don’t help in building up our immune system, on the contrary they weaken it and make it easier for us to get sick. This is where self care comes in.  Learning how to eat right, how to relax, how to meditate, are some of the things you can do to ensure you’ve got an immune system that can withstand any virus.

Why is it important to practice self-care?

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Self care is valuable because it’s time we spend on improving ourselves. It carries a lot of benefits with it.

  • Increased productivity
  • Improved physical health
  • Improved emotional health
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Helps you get to know yourself
  • Increases motivation
  • Boosts confidence

Where to begin?

At home fitness

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Benefits of working out at home

Staying active during the pandemic is essential. And one of the first steps to a better you is of course exercising. Considering the circumstances, going to a gym is not an option. But who needs a gym when you have your very own home? Just because you may not have fancy gym equipment, doesn’t mean that you can’t provide your body with the workout of a lifetime. Plus, there are a lot of benefits that exercising at home provides. 

Best no gym workouts

To make it easier for you to start, we’ve made a list of the best exercises you can do at home.

Upper body

Find some of the best upper body exercises here.

Lower body

Also, some amazing exercises for your legs and butt. You’re welcome!

Stretching

Don’t forget to do your stretches! Here are some essential stretches to do before and after your workout.

Cardio

Move your body with these awesome no gym cardio exercises.

Weightlifting

Yes, you can lift weights without going to a gym. Here’s how. Don’t have dumbbells or resistance bands? No worries, you can use what you already have in your home.

Cleaning

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Yes, there is a connection between self-care and cleaning. Cleaning has great benefits for your mental health. For example, when your home is messy, it has negative side effects on you, particularly by causing anxiety or lack of concentration. You can think of this as clutter in your head. You don’t want that now do you? Cleaning, no matter if you love it or hate it, it’s a feel good activity. 

Detoxify your home

It’s very important to keep a healthy home during times of crisis. This is where detoxifying your home can come in handy. Check out these 27 ways to detoxify your home.

DIY Cleaning products

To help you in detoxifying your home, here are some of the best DIY cleaning products to make today.

Cleaning tips

We may know a thing or two about cleaning, but the folks over at Best Life have listed some tips that even we haven’t been aware of before. Check them out here.

Disinfecting basics

It seems that disinfecting is all we hear about these days. It’s a very important part of cleaning, and you can learn more about it doing it properly here.

Gardening

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Gardening might be the last thing on your mind when you think of self-care, but oh boy does it bring some unexpected benefits.

  • Contributes for stress-relief
  • Has numerous health benefits including decreasing the risk of a stroke
  • Decreases the risk of dementia
  • Helps slow down the process of climate change
  • Is a great form of exercise
  • Gardening tips to become a pro

Need to level up your gardening skills? Look no further, here are the best gardening tips to rank you amongst the pros.

Deciding what to plant

Choosing what to plant can be quite overwhelming considering the variety of veggies, fruits and herbs out there. But don’t fret, here’s how you can start.

Veggies and herbs

If you’re a beginner in the whole gardening thing, here are some veggies you can plant. Don’t forget about the aromatics as well!

Pet-Friendly Houseplants

It’s important to keep in mind that houseplants can be toxic to your pets. Get informed on it here.

Cooking

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Although you may see it only as a chore, cooking provides numerous benefits not only for your mental health, but also for your physical well being. Cooking at home is the best way to ensure that what you’ll be eating is full of ingredients you actually know.

Some of the benefits of cooking at home:

  • Control over what goes into your meal
  • Increased creativity
  • It’s good for your wallet
  • You learn a new skill
  • You pay attention to what you fuel your body with (Link to: How To Start Eating Healthy?)
  • It stimulates your brain

Beginner Cooking tips

Don’t let cooking scare you, it can be quite a fun activity if you give it a try. Here are some tips to help you begin.

Cooking tips to become a pro

If you’re already actively cooking, then maybe it’s time to level up your skills in the kitchen. These tips from professional chefs might just be the perfect place to start.

Best recipes to cook during quarantine

You don’t have to cook 8 course meals – here are some of the best recipes that you can cook while the coronavirus surrounds us.

Side hustles

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Caring about your budget is a form of self care. One way to establish more financial freedom is by taking on a side hustle. Even if you have a full time job, there are still many jobs that you can do part time on the side. If you need the extra cash.

Why take on a side job?

  • Learn a new skill
  • Increase your income
  • Create new connections
  • Bigger financial stability
  • Provides you with a sense of purpose

Most profitable side hustles

Ready to start making money? Whether it’s writing essays, being a virtual assistant, creating graphics, designing websites, here are some of the best side hustles to get you started. 

Perfecting your work-life balance

Having a side hustle means that you should pay attention to how you plan out your time across the day, in order to avoid burnout. This is where work-life balance comes in. Check out some of the best tips on maintaining a proper work life balance routine.

DIY projects

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DIY projects have become very popular in the past few years, and for a good reason. With DIY projects you get to be super creative, plus it’s a perfect buster during these times of quarantine. With DIY projects the only limit is your imagination. You can do anything from home improvements, to beauty projects. The choice is yours.

DIY Tips

These 100 DIY tips are the perfect way to get you started on your own projects. 

Around the house

Being in the same place for a long time can make you feel bored of it. But no worries, this is exactly where your DIY skills can come in handy. There are a ton of amazing DIY projects out there for interiors, so make sure to check them out.

Upcycling 

If you don’t want to spend more money on DIY projects, then upcycling is perfect for you. The main goal of upcycling is using items or clothing that you have around the house that you were likely to throw out, and turning them into something that you can reuse. Look at these awesome upcycling ideas and get inspired!

Work on your relationships

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Even though the coronavirus has physically distanced us from our friends and/or loved ones, that doesn’t mean we should stop all contact. Working on your relationships is crucial at this moment, not only to maintain your sanity, but also to show the people in your life that you’re there for them, anytime. 

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is what will help you successfully maintain your relationships. To learn more about it and develop it further, take a look at this article.

Communication skills

Good communication skills are not only important for your private life, but your work life as well. To develop good communication skills, definitely read this.

Meditating

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Meditating is what can help you shut out all the madness that’s going on due to the pandemic, practice being present in the moment, and get to know yourself better. 

Some of the benefits that meditation offers:

  • Reduces Stress
  • Increases self-awareness
  • Helps control anxiety
  • Exercises your brain
  • Improves focus and clarity
  • Helps in fighting addictions

Tips

If you’re new to the concept of meditation, no worries, this article here can help you in learning the basics plus you can learn some valuable tips.


April 7, 2020

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