Mental and Physical Health: How to Take Care of Yourself While Staying Home

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These days, staying home is the best thing you can do to help lighten the work of healthcare professionals. Even though a vaccine will be available soon, it’s still a great idea to avoid catching the virus while waiting for it to arrive.

Staying home may be boring for some, but you can add some spice into the whole shelter-in-place order through a few simple activities. Check out the following things you can do to take care of yourself while staying home:

Cook up Something in the Kitchen

Did you see something on a cooking show that piqued your interest? Do you want to try it out for yourself? Well, now is the best time to put on your apron and whip up a storm in the kitchen. Or you can probably just cook something rather than make a mess.

Anyway, you can go online and look for that recipe or check the cookbooks you haven’t opened ever since you bought them a year ago. Cooking up a dish or two encourages creativity. It is also a way to ease the anxiety you may have from the current situation. And who knows, you may end up with a product that you can sell on the market later on.

Tap into Your Inner Marie Kondo

Staying home gives a lot of time in your hands. In this case, you can start spring cleaning early. You can tap into your inner Marie Kondo and start removing things that don’t spark joy anymore. The KonMari Method of uncluttering may be good for people who like to live a minimalist lifestyle. But it may not apply to everyone since a person’s personality may come into play in the uncluttering process.

If you find the uncluttering method of Marie Kondo quite drastic, you can do it gradually. Start off by setting aside time every day to clean specific parts of your home. Start off with things that you haven’t used in a long time.

A good place to start is your garage. Then you can move on to your closet before going to the kitchen. Uncluttering your home gets rid of the things that you don’t need anymore. It also reduces the number of places germs and bacteria can hide in your home.

Exercise and Stay Active

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Exercising and staying active are great ways for you to improve and maintain your physical and mental health. They also help reduce the risk of heart disease and allow you to manage your blood pressure. Moreover, you will also build stronger bones and muscles.

You can also look at this regular physical activity as your personal fat reduction procedure to help you reduce weight. Setting aside at least 30 minutes each day to exercise is a good idea. You may even want to watch YouTube videos or perform any yoga exercises you find online. What is important is for you to avoid sitting on the couch all day watching TV.

Listen to Your Favorite Tunes

To paraphrase an old saying, music soothes the mind and heals the heart. There’s nothing more relaxing than listening to your favorite songs. With this in mind, you can make a playlist of your favorite songs and listen to it whenever you feel anxious.

Studies have shown that music can help people relax. It can even help brighten up their day and raise their sagging spirits. Overall, listening to music has a positive effect on different aspects of your health. So you should start organizing your favorite songs and listen to them whenever you feel down in the dumps.

Staying home may have caused us to become restless because we’re unsure when the whole pandemic will end. But following the suggested activities above allows you to remain physically and mentally safe.

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