With almost a full month behind us of social distancing and self-isolation, and what looks like another month ahead of us, we are all feeling the “burn” at this point.
Although we mustn’t forget how privileged we are where the harshest situation we are faced with is to merely stay at home, the lack of human connection and uprooting of our daily lifestyle and rituals has the whole community in an energetic limbo.
In lieu of all this, we have decided to put together a guide that will have you come out of this unprecedented time stronger, healthier and more mentally clarified than ever before! Here are our tips and resources on how to come out of this quarantine better than ever:
With all the negative news and overwhelming uncertainty surrounding our foreseeable future as a community, a lot of you have probably been thinking “I could really use a therapist right now”. TalkSpace is an amazing website that offers therapy sessions from the comfort of your own home. After answering a few questions based on what your needs and expectations are, you will be matched to an extensive list of therapists that you can pick and choose from. It costs a fraction of the price of a regular therapy session and has flexible payment plans that will meet your budget. The best part? You’ll have 24/7 access to your therapy sessions. No more wait rooms or scheduling. If you need help, it’s there!
Now more than ever is when we need to be supplementing and aiding our internal systems. We all know a strong immune system is vital to your overall health and aids in fighting infection and inflammation.
One product we recommend right now is Holy Basil. It is a main component in Ayervedic medicine. Traditionally, Holy Basil has been used to promote immunity, stamina and maintain mental balance — EXACTLY what we need right now.
This formulation will also provide potent anti-radiation protection against televisions and computers, which is perfect due to all the extra screen time we are all taking in during this isolation period!
Another product we can’t live without is our Healthforce Acerola Cherry Powder. Our body’s highest levels of Vitamin C are found in our adrenal glands and brain tissues. This powder helps produce more adrenal steroid hormones and enhances white blood cell activity, which aids in boosting the immune system. Research has shown that in times of stress urinary excretion of Vitamin C increases; so packing in the recommended 75mg a day is essential to staying in optimal health.
The best thing you can do with all this newfound extra time you have on your hands is to take up some meditation practices. While there are many resources online, the best one we came across was Headspace. We LOVE that it is an app that can be downloaded onto your phone. Whether you have an extra guest bedroom to use or need to hide in a closet for a few minutes of solitude in your busy household, you can take it anywhere! There are hundreds of guided meditations, sleep sounds, breathing exercise and even meditations for kids. With a first trial month given to new users for free and 7.99 – 12.99 a month after that, it really is worth a try!
With our lives taking a full 180 degree turn this part month, now would be the best time to jump into that hobby you always wanted to start or to learn a new language.
– YouTube has millions of tutorials from creators that teach their audiences anything from cooking to playing the piano. Just type whatever you want to learn into the search bar and within seconds you’ll have a multitude of free videos to dive into!
– SkillShare is an amazing website that offers workshops and classes where you can learn from industry professionals from the comfort of your home. They have a vast array of courses from “The fundamentals of DSLR photography” all the way to “Interior Design 101”
– Always dreamed of going to Harvard? Well now you can! The university has a number of free online courses that you can take. With each course between 4-15 weeks and interesting topic offerings like “The Fundamentals of Neuroscience” you can be sure to find something to keep your brain busy for the next few weeks.
We know this is a time of uncertainty for our global community, but as always our internal mind set and day-to-day outlook is what will get us through this rough patch. Take this time to be as productive as you can, and use it to your advantage to come out the other end a stronger and livelier YOU!