As most of the country, if not the world start to slowing come out of quarantine, there is still so much caution and stress. I recently came across a great blog post that reminds us all that we need to beat quararntine fatigue and work on balance and self-care. Please enjoy this wonderful blog complete with step-by-step easy stretches and breathing techniques that help you stay grounded during this very tough time.
Thank you Vito Corleone
It’s been over two months of "shelter in place" and many of us are over it. We’re bored in the house, missing our loved ones and starting to feel like a negative Nancy.
But whether you’re continuing to stay at home or you’re slowly starting to venture out, this cloud of uncertainty still lingers over us. While states begin to lift some restrictions, experts say we are nowhere near going back to normal. Some say it could take a year, maybe longer. That unknown is starting to weigh on us, creating stress, anxiety and restlessness - also known as quarantine fatigue.
So how do we cope with quarantine fatigue? I’m certainly not an expert but I do believe it starts with practicing patience, something many people aren’t necessarily used to. We are a fast-paced culture built on the ‘I want it and I want it now’ mentality. Slowing down and waiting for something isn’t our strongest virtue, and since COVID, our patience has been challenged even further. You still can't easily find toilet paper, Clorox wipes or hand-sanitizer these days!
Something that can help with patience is giving your body and mind a chance to recharge. Both our physical and mental health are in need of TLC. To care for yourself is to practice self-love. Taking the time to breathe, meditate and move your body in a way that feels good helps release happy endorphins, reduces stress and re-energizes your entire well-being.
Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, try these breathing exercises and yoga stretches to reset and bring the positive vibes and energy back into your mind, body and soul.