7 Healthy Habits for When You’re Stuck at Home During Quarantine
• Set a go-to-bed reminder and a wake-up alarm.
• Meditate before bed or listen to sleep stories. (Check out the Slumber app.)
• Make sure your room is dark and quiet. Turn down the brightness on digital displays, and use earplugs if needed.
• If you toss and turn, consider getting a weighted blanket to help you feel less restless.
• Track your intake with an app like My Water or Waterlogged.
• Keep your water bottle with you all day, just like if you were out and about.
• Challenge yourself to start and end each meal with a full glass of water.
Embrace the Outdoors
• Go for a walk (or a run, if you're feeling up to it).
• Chill on your porch or in your yard for 30 minutes.
• Open the drapes or blinds for more sunlight.
• Let the outside in: Crack the windows to get some breeze.
• Look for online workout videos that appeal to you, whether that's kickboxing, yoga, or old-school aerobics.
• Stretch in the morning. Stress can make your body tense up, so take a few minutes to loosen those muscles.
• When in doubt, Housewalk. Get your steps in walking around at home, or jog in place while you watch Netflix.
• Set up a Zoom meeting for any old reason: a virtual happy hour, an online family get-together, a digital book club… Whatever! You might be surprised how full your social life can still be.
• Don’t just text… Pick up the phone. Better yet, give a friend a video call. Seeing people’s faces can really perk us up during isolation.
• Watch a movie or read a book for a little healthy escapism.
• Listen to music or your favorite podcast (like Hungry Girl: Chew the Right Thing!).
• Take a bath. (Bonus points for aromatherapy candles.)
• Do a puzzle or some arts & crafts.
Maintain a Daily Routine
• Take a shower in the morning, and put on fresh clothes.
• Brush your hair, and maybe put on a bit of makeup. Even if you're not going to see anyone, taking pride in your appearance is a feel-good action.
• Whether or not you’re working, set a schedule for your day. Plan times for the activities mentioned above to give your day some structure.
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