Wow, these are wild and unprecedented times to say the least. You may be wondering the best way to stay grounded, calm, and productive during these times.
How can you adapt as you wait for the storm to pass; or better yet, how can you learn to dance in the rain?
It is precisely during these times where the tools of resilience and self-development, the practice of listening and attuning to your intuition, and staying in alignment come into play. Here are a few super practical suggestions to help you create regularity and resilience as you navigate through the coming weeks.
1. Keep a schedule: Creating structure in our lives gives a sense of normalcy and allows our systems to relax into a knowingness of what’s next, even if it’s just knowing that lunch is at noon, and your daily walk around 4:30 pm. This allows other energy to free up which can be used for productivity, a hobby, or connection.
2. Go into nature: Research shows that regular connection with nature lowers our cortisol levels and naturally helps to boost our immune system as well as increases our mental and emotional well being. It’s also important to take regular breaks as working from home can become all consuming if you’re not careful.
3. Make time for connection: Zoom calls or Face time might not be your ideal form of connection, but connection it is. Don’t be afraid to be the first to reach out to your loved ones to suggest a weekly call, or even an ask to someone to hold space as you work something through; most likely they are wanting the connection as well.
4. Take breaks + exercise: Regular exercise can help not only to curb your appetite and regulate your metabolism, but also helps to keep your brain focused and sharp and boost your mood (plus lots of other health benefits!).
5. Do something you enjoy: The constant daily changes to our lives, our country and the world at large are a lot to process all at once. Whether it be reading, cooking, a new exercise routine, playing games, or creating art of some kind. Taking some “down time” away from it all can allow the brain and body time to unwind, thus reducing stress levels and giving us stamina and space to process all of the change.