We are all spending the majority of our time at home to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Beyond the CDC’s guidelines, there are plenty of other things you can do to stay healthy at home. StorQuest has put together a few tips to help you thrive while practicing social distancing.
Exercise & Eat Healthy
A healthy body leads to a healthy mindset. You may not be able to hit the weights or catch the waves like you want to right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a workout in. There are tons of bodyweight routines and equipment-free exercises you can do at home. If you need some ideas, inventive coaches have free videos on YouTube to help keep you in shape. Craving the outdoors? Head out for a run in your neighborhood or on your local trail. Be sure to check for any area closures and stay safe by adhering to social distancing orders.
A healthy diet is key as well. Adding foods to your daily regimen to keep you physically and mentally fit – and fuel you – should start with go-to foods that are nutrient-dense. This means high in nutrients but low in calories like kale and Brussel sprouts. Plus, eating foods closest to their original form – like apples over applesauce – will sustain you for those intense workouts. Have an open mind, try new things, and enjoy the journey experimenting with new recipes!
Thankfully, technology has made it easier for us to stay in touch with friends, family, and co-workers. From texting and email to video chats and ordinary phone calls, communicating with the people in your life is a key component to feeling good. Be sure to check in with others often – being someone else’s rock can help make you stronger and feel better about what the future holds.
In the midst of uncertainty, staying motivated is important. Consider creating a small list of goals to achieve. If it helps, reflect on why you want to do the things you do – understanding the reason behind a motivation can underscore its importance. Your goals don’t have to be anything extraordinary. Setting small, achievable objectives you can accomplish in a day goes a long way toward establishing a routine you can stick to. Plus, the mere act of checking an item off your list is a fulfilling ritual.
Cut Yourself Some Slack
Sometimes, it’s OK to totally disconnect and have some me-time. It’s normal to have days when all you want to do is relax, checkout, and chill. Give yourself the freedom to be lazy for the day. Allow yourself time to find some peace in solitude. The message here is – take care of yourself.
Your Experience Is Part of the Journey
At StorQuest, we are happy to continue serving our communities through these difficult times and are here to help whenever you need it! Be sure to check out the StorQuest blog for storage hints, adventure ideas, and tips for staying awesome.