Staying Healthy, and Staying Sharp
Routine is important for staying healthy and staying mentally sharp. Those of us who work towards and see improvement can certainly point towards a plan and a routine that helps us carry out that plan.
It's no surprise to us that our current world situation with social distancing for most and quarantining for some has messed up the routines that were helping you with your physical, mental and emotional health. So, we have a few suggestions that can help you rebuild some routine and stay sharp while cooped up.
1) Keep Moving
Nothing stops momentum more than...stopping. I know, it sounds ridiculous. But if you were used to working out before going to the office and now you're working from home, your forward momentum is likely to have stopped. So, time for a new routine. We're posting our daily workouts on the Facebook page so you can continue to do them from home if need be. And we're still here at the gym for normal classes! Movement is essential.
2) Hydration and Nutrition
This is something we all know in our heads, but when routine changes it's easy to forget how much water your body actually needs, and a few packs of the kid's fruit snacks are an easy grab when you have a craving. Treats aren't bad things, but developing bad habits and routines is dangerous. Be careful and remember what you already know!
3) Remember Community
Mental health certainly has the opportunity to degrade when routines are destroyed, life feels out of control, and the national conversation is generally negative.
Don't forget community.
Surrounding yourself with positive messaging by talking to the right people and insulating yourself from negativity is vitally important. This is one thing you can control! We all know who are people are; you know, the people who make life better because of their encouragement and love; these are the people you need to stay in touch with. FaceTime, Skype, whatever it is, keep the messaging positive and make sure you're that positivity for someone else, too!