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Finding Peace in a Pandemic

Finding Peace in a Pandemic

During these turbulent times, it is natural to feel stressed, overwhelmed, panicked, anxious, and confused. We must be careful - if we don’t take care of ourselves, our mental and physical health can spiral out of control. Thankfully, there are many small things we can do throughout the day to preserve our sanity and peace of mind. Below is a list of tasks that the team at Tilt365 encourages you to do to help remain calm and peaceful in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.


  1. Drink Water - There are numerous benefits to drinking water, especially in a time of crisis. Drinking water leads to a healthier immune system, better skin, weight loss, and improved bodily function. Here’s a tip - if you are drinking alcohol, have at least one 16-ounce glass of water with every 12-ounce bear or 4 to 6 ounces of liquor. For more information about the benefits of drinking water, visit this link - https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290814


  1. Stay Active - Do you usually exercise at a gym and aren’t sure of what to do now? There are plenty of things you can do indoors or outdoors (at a social distance) to keep your body moving. Try looking up a workout class on Youtube! Many gyms and studios are putting classes online! Try to challenge yourself every day - For me this involves doing 100 push-ups and running for 30 minutes. It’s good to have goals to keep you motivated to work out! Plus, the benefits are astounding - https://medlineplus.gov/benefitsofexercise.html


  1. Get Plenty of Sleep - Getting sleep helps boost your immune system, reduces stress, and helps the time pass until the pandemic is over! To sleep better, I try to turn off all of my electronic devices at least an hour before I go to bed. Deep diaphragm breathing and counting things you are grateful for can help too. Here are some healthy sleep tips - https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/healthy-sleep-tips


  1. Meditate - Now is a better time than ever to get started on that meditation practice you’ve been considering. Our CEO Pam Boney recommends using an app like Calm, Simple Habit or Headspace to help get you started. Here are some benefits to meditation - https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-benefits-of-meditation


  1. Go Outside - It’s still possible and beneficial to go outside - but you should do so while keeping a responsible social distance from other humans. Spending some time outdoors will boost your immune system, relieve stress, and help you feel less cooped up. I’ve recently enjoyed relaxing in a hammock in the woods with my dog. But remember to keep your dog distanced too, as viruses can spread on nose to nose contact too. If you see another person walking their dog, just cross to the other side. Here’s a link with more information - https://www.businessinsider.com/11-reasons-you-should-go-outside-2014-4


  1. Eat Healthy - Our proclivity in a tense situation like this could be to stress eat food that isn’t the healthiest for us. This is a bad idea, as eating junk food could compromise our immune system and make us not feel well. In general, your health will be better if you stay away from processed foods and sugar! Need help deciding what to buy at the grocery store during this pandemic? Check out this link for advice - https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/health/coronavirus-quarantine-grocery-list-drayer-wellness/index.html


Of course, you know all of these things are good for you. What’s different about right now, is that you actually have time and space to practice them. You might not want to give them up when the world gets back to business as usual because your well-being has improved!