Keeping Your Spirits Up During COVID-19
Unfortunately, we have all found ourselves having to start working from home and living socially distant lives. For some, that is quite hard as they miss the interaction with other humans. Others might struggle to keep their spirits up while they are spending an unprecedented amount of time with their children, significant others or just flat mates. For those who are struggling here are some ways you can keep your spirits up during COVID-19.
Create a Space Just Yours
One of the first and most important things you can do for yourself is dedicating one room in your home just for yourself. By having that space where you will be able to go and do your work or go relax and without is something that will help you keep your head clear.
Equip Yourself With The Right Things
Another important thing that will help you stay sane and keep your spirits up is having all the things you need in order to function efficiently. Make sure that if you are working from home you have all the equipment you need. If you are used to working out at a gym, find some of the equipment you can have at home to help you stay fit and keep up with your normal routine.
Change Out Of Your Pajamas
When you are stuck at home for a long time, it might be hard to make yourself get out of your loungewear or pajamas. But it is the thing that will keep your spirits up and make you more productive. Getting ready for the day and sitting down doing your work will make you so much more productive and feeling like you actually accomplished something.
Find The Ideal Routine
Even though finding a routine takes time it is worth it. Having a routine that you can follow is something that will make you less stressed and more motivated and focused. You can occasionally stray from your routine, but having a plan you can stick to will give your life structure and you will feel like you are actually accomplishing things. Whereas when you don't have a routine, your days will merge. Humans need to have structure and routine in their lives, and COVID-19 has made it quite hard to do so but as the Award-winning Author and life coach Diane Demetre says in her latest book says: “Unprecedented times call for the Truth to be told in unprecedented ways.”, and some people just learned the hard way.
Always Find Time for Self-care
No matter if you enjoy meditating, walking, swimming, watching movies or taking a hot bath, allow yourself to partake in whatever you are wanting to. During these hard times, it is really important that you listen to your body and take time to relax and refresh your mindset.
Embrace The Newfound Flexibility
You are most likely experiencing more flexibility than you did before COVID-19. Even though that sounds great, for some people the freedom can be quite intimidating. As we have mentioned above, routines are a great way to start doing and incorporating new things into your life. Embrace this opportunity and loosen up and take care of yourself.
If You Need Help Don't Be Afraid To Ask
If you have someone living with you, don't be afraid to tell them what's bothering you. During this time, it is important that you and the people you are living with are sharing responsibilities and communication. If everything falls to just one person, they will be struggling. If you feel like you need help, never be afraid to ask for it.
Taking Naps Is Not A Crime
Naps are not only for old people and babies. Grown-ups can also take naps and there is nothing wrong about it. Getting enough rest is one of the best ways you can reduce stress, increase your productivity as well as your focus. So, there is nothing wrong with taking a nap when you are feeling tired.
The time we are made to spend at home doesn't have to feel like we are prisoners. You can still function successfully even when you are at home. It takes time to understand what is happening and we all need some time to adjust to circumstances.
About the author:
Emily Miller is a guest blogger, writing about life topics. Passionate about interior design and proud owner of Belgium Shepherd, Ruby.