I don’t know about you, but I am in information overload about the virus. I have to switch off all types of social media, media and entertainment and just go for a walk. It is very stressful. One person contradicts what another person says. It is unprecedented and no one knows exactly what to do or not do. We all need to take time to be calm and detach from the influx of news.
- Thankfully, I have yoga to fall back on. I did an online meditation and yoga class last night and I felt so much better afterwards. Here are some great resources:
Yoga with Adriene – my all-time favorite yoga classes; she is the reason I started my yoga journey!
Sweet Balance Yoga – this studio offers virtual classes where the instructor is doing the class in real time as you watch it; they have been my saving grace during so much at-home time
2. Another great thing to do right now is start a gratitude journal. I know that it doesn’t seem to be a time to be grateful, but actually we have so much to be thankful for. It is the littlest things that we should be grateful for each and every day…pandemic or not.
3. Meditation is also a great way to stay present and down-regulate your system so that you lower your anxiety and stress levels. My favorite meditations are Meditation Minis by Chel Hamilton. This is free podcast and her voice is soooooooo calming. I highly recommend this podcast.
Although, I do work at the Sweet Balance yoga studio part-time, I am not getting any payment or other perk from posting their information here. I just want to help out a small business that is working very hard to get the yoga vibe out into the world while trying to stay in business. Plus…their classes are awesome and I want to share that love. Also, I am not getting any payment or perk from Adriene or Chel Hamilton. I just want to share these things that have given me comfort and calm.
What have you been doing at home to support your mental and emotional health?