Self Isolation and Social Distancing have become the normal way of life at the moment as we combat the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. There has also been panic, chaos and increased stress and anxiety surrounding us. So how do we cope? What processes can we use to maintain a healthy lifestyle both mentally and physically?
Using Self Isolation for Self Reflection
Many people at the moment are in Self Isolation and this can be quite distressing. However, there are ways we can use this time to have positive long term outcomes.
Rather than putting the focus on feeling cut off and isolated we can take the attitude of using this time to reflect on our life, catch up on those things at home you never have time for and just chill out mentally.
Yesterday, I checked in with the members of the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond Facebook Group to see how everyone was coping with Self Isolation and Social Distancing. Kathy from 50 Shades of Age wrote the following response:
“Hi Sue, my husband and I are on day 3 of self-isolation and although I’m busting to get out and about I know we’re doing the right thing. We’re both keeping ourselves busy with household chores, reading, watching Netflix, FaceTiming or phoning friends and family and of course time on social media. I’ve also been organising photos and writing some blog posts. We’re much better off than some people”
I was also chatting with my cousin who is staying home because she is in the high risk category. She is enjoying her quiet time, no visitors, spending time in her garden and also trying to be creative in the kitchen utilising ingredients in her pantry.
I’ve been looking back through the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond Archives and Resources page and found some posts which are timely and useful. You can find the links below.
Immune Boosting Smoothie from Wendy’s Way to Health
Natural Cold & Flu Remedies from Wendy’s Way to Health
Ensuring that we maintain a healthy mental and physical awareness during this time is vital for our continued well-being.