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3 Simple Tips to Managing Your Health During Social Distancing

Social distancing is playing a significant role in getting our nation back to where it needs to be. While it may be essential to slowing down the spread of COVID-19, it can most definitely have a negative impact on your health.

Stress and anxiety are common in these trying times, but you do not have to be bogged down by them. You are not alone; we’re all trying to figure out how to live and thrive in our new norm.

Here are three ways you can manage your health physically and mentally during social distancing.

1. Stay Connected with Others.

Of course, social distancing requires no social interactions, which play a vital role in our wellbeing. But that doesn’t mean we cannot stay in contact with friends, co-workers, and loved ones.

Take advantage of technology. There are many ways you can stay connected; social media and video chats, to name a couple. You can even get creative and host dinner nights, workout sessions, and work meetings. You have options; you don’t have to be alone.

2. Relax and Meditate

Prioritize your mental health. Try to set aside some time every day to relax and let your mind be free. This will help reduce stress and anxiety, which can bring more joy. Practice some yoga and stretching while listening to soothing music. There are significant physical and mindful exercises that will keep you balanced.

3. Remain Productive and Proactive

While sitting on the couch binge-watching, your favorite show on Netflix sounds exciting; it could become pretty dull quickly. Take on a new craft, focus on self-improvement, or helping others.

What is that one thing you’ve always wanted to do but never got around to doing it? Is it reading that book? Writing a blog? Learning to play a new instrument? Put together a plan and attack it.

The goal should be to come out of this social distancing better than you went in.

Now is the perfect time to focus on your health and self-improvement. While it’s okay to feel helpless for a bit, take control of this time and your feelings to think positively and live joyfully. When it’s over, you will feel accomplished and confident that you can successfully create healthy habits that lead to a better life.

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