Coronavirus (COVID-19) has plunged the United States, more so the entire world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can undoubtedly feel overwhelming. With extreme stock market volatility, job loss, gym closures (now opening), and social isolation it is almost certain to take a toll on our mental health. In this article, we are going to go over how you can protect your mental health during the coronavirus.
Yes, you can stay informed about what is happening through reliable sources but that does not mean you need to reading, sharing, or listening to the news all-day everyday. It should go without saying that will not only drive you but anyone else around you crazy. It is certainly wise to limit your news intake and not drown yourself in the never-ending negativity.
Meditation is a habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirecting your thoughts. This can be done alone, in peace and quiet while you become aware of your breath or as a guided meditation like the one here. Either will work and both types of meditation are not only quite relaxing but also come with a variety of benefits. This includes an increase in mindfulness, a decrease in stress and anxiety, improved sleep and so much more.
Just because we are in isolation and practicing social distancing does not mean you cannot reach out to family and friends and see how they are personally doing. Everyone is struggling with this in one way or another and sometimes the best thing you can do not only for yourself but for others is to extend a helping hand. Some studies suggest that the impact of loneliness and isolation on health and mortality is of the same order of magnitude as smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure. It is important to remember, however, that not everyone who is isolated is lonely and not everyone who is lonely is isolated. Nonetheless, take this time to reach out and reconnect with family and friends and simply engage in a warming conversation.
Either at home or outside (away from crowds) it is important not only physically but emotionally and psychologically as well that you continue to get some sort of exercise during this time. Exercise promotes chemicals in your brain that improve your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and also enhances your self-esteem. If you are unsure of good at-home exercises to do there are some tremendous videos out there like one here.
Depression and sleep problems are intertwined. As reported by Forbes and countless other medical sites, people with depression often have a hard time sleeping or they may, in fact, sleep too much. It seems to hold true that sleep deprivation can cause depression and if it doesn't it will certainly worsen it. Additional benefits of high-quality sleep include reduced stress and inflammation, improved heart health, improved memory and cognitive function, and a healthy, alert, repaired body.
Stress is how our body responds to any change that needs an answer or an adaptation. Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress. Stress and anxiety become unhealthy when you feel like you can't catch a break and it begins to interfere with daily life. That's why we created our all-natural vitamin and mineral-based Thought Calmer. Our unique all-natural blend is scientifically formulated to help you reduce stress, anxiety, and even improve sleep the natural way. We only use safe, proven, natural, non-addictive ingredients for proven, natural results. The Fitore vitamin and mineral-based Thought Calmer, in addition to high-quality sleep and physical exercise, can help you reduce stress and anxiety naturally allowing you to think more clearly and calmly. Each purchase is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The latest scientific study reveals that the food you eat can have a direct influence on your mental health. There is evidence suggesting that a diet that is heavy in fresh fruits and vegetables and contains little to no processed foods can reduce stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression. There's an old saying, "you are what you eat, " and each year it seems that it becomes more and more true.
Take this "lockdown" time to reflect, set inspiring goals, and develop new skills. Read some new books, watch some new YouTube tutorials, and develop a new self-care routine. Take this time to focus on you, your health, and the health of your family and friends. If there is something you have been wanting to learn or do take this time and do it. Whether that be cooking, coding, improving your writing skills, or finally starting that blog. Whatever you have been wanting to do now is the time to immerse yourself in it.
During this unprecedented, challenging time you may feel as if you are all alone both emotionally and physically. You are not, we are here with you, you are loved. You can reach out to customersupport@fitorenutrition anytime and we will respond within a few minutes. We will talk to you about absolutely everything and anything. Meditate, get high-quality sleep, focus on your diet, develop some new skills, limit your news intake, exercise, try the Fitore Thought Calmer, reach out to family and friends, and we will all make it through this stronger than before.
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