We all know that times have been tough for a lot of us lately. And with all that’s been going on in the world this year, it can be difficult to avoid feeling a bit down. Especially when so many of us are now staying at home, away from the ones we love, as much as we can. But being stuck at home doesn’t have to be the prison that it might feel like at first! Here are some tips to brighten up your iso, and make the most of staying home.
Tip no. 1: Get some sunshine!
It might seem like a small thing, but something as simple as opening up your blinds could really do wonders to lift your mood. A lack of vitamin D from the sun has been linked to low mood, depression, and anxiety
, and it is critical to maintain healthy levels of the vitamin in order to ensure good general health. However, always remember that it is also critical to practice good sun protection in order to avoid sunburn, skin damage, and cancer!
Tip no. 2: Sunflowers
Sunshine in flower form! Sunflowers are an excellent way to instantly bring a cheery mood into your space. Grab a bunch for yourself or send a beautiful gift box to someone you love and spread the good vibes! Numerous scientific studies have shown that flowers positively impact on our emotional status by easing anxiety and stress and they evoke positive memories and thoughts while also having a calming affect. If you want to make an immediate positive difference to yours or somebody else’s day then order sunflowers
Tip no. 3: Indoor plants
Keeping plants in the home has been shown to provide multiple mental and physical health benefits
from reducing illness and disease to lowering high blood pressure, improving air filtration, and increasing good mood. In addition, a beautiful plant could be just what you need to freshen up the look of your home or home office.
Tip no. 4: Exercise
We’re all aware of just how important getting our daily excise is for our physical health. Moreover, regular exercise is now understood to be a key factor in maintaining good mental health
. But with the current situation, getting our daily exercise has become even more difficult. Many gyms have now closed, group sports are being discouraged or even banned, and meeting up with an exercise buddy is in many cases out of the question. On top of that, staying home has meant that even the little bits of exercise we used to get, from say, walking to and from the bus stop, or carrying groceries back from the store, have now stopped. This makes it even more important to come up with a good daily exercise routine that can be done from home. The good news is that many home workout classes, from yoga and pilates to HIIT, are now being made available to stream online from services such as YouTube. So now is the perfect time to check out what’s available online and try out something new!
Tip no. 5: A new hobby
In addition to trying out a new exercise routine, now is the perfect chance to experiment with a new at-home hobby or skill. From meditation to needlework, financing to journaling, check out this blog post
for some inspiration for hobbies you can try out at home today!