So, I found myself crying in the shower yesterday morning over the effects of the coronavirus on my spirit and my business. I know, I know. That’s a lot to admit. So, I took some time for myself yesterday — I watched a movie on Amazon, drank some rose’ and went to bed a little earlier than usual. I had to do it — self care is crucial right now.
How about you? What are you doing to take care of yourself while we navigate the nuances of working during this pandemic? Here are seven (7) quick and easy recommendations for you.
1. Exercise. Social distancing doesn’t mean you have to stay in the house. Get outside and go for a walk or a run in your neighborhood. Get that blood and heart rate of yours pumping. When you exercise, you feel stronger. Your mood is lighter. And, your energy level is definitely up.
2. Enjoy Some Music from Your Past. Reminisce, snap your fingers and dance to some tunes from your high school years. And, while you are at it, sing along. No one cares if you cannot remember the words!
3. Take a Nap. Yes, you are probably quite busy with work. But, the work can wait a couple of hours. Take a moment to recharge. I have that a 30-minute power nap can be quite effective.
4. Watch the Sunrise. When I get to watch the start of a new day, I am reminded of our creator’s majesty and my soul is filled with so much promise. (I know that sounded dramatic, but that’s how I feel!)
5. Unplug for the Day. Leave the news and the comparisons and the memes behind for one day. Soak up the little blessings that are surrounding you. Live in YOUR moment. And, embrace the quiet joy of reading a book or walking your dog or baking a cake. (Baking a cake ALWAYS wins for me!)
6. Give Yourself a Facial. If the stress of the current events is getting under your skin, give your skin some love. And, while you are at it, take care of your hands too. I have always been a fan of Mary Kay’s Satin Hands. And, we need to love on our hands right now because the hand sanitizer is turning our hands into sandpaper!
7. Pray. It doesn’t matter to me what your religion is — Light a candle. Dim the lights. Take some time to be still physically and clear with your thoughts. Then, recite a meditation or sing softly or pray. Just do what you need to do to find some peace.
Love and Soul Always, Kawania