5 Ways To Stay Healthy In These Uncertain Times

With Covid 19 and all the other crises plaguing our world today, we could all use help with our mental and physical health. Here are some supportive anchors that you can incorporate into your life to overcome the anxiety of living through uncertain times. 

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Remove The Anxiety Around Food

Food is a complicated subject, especially when you’re dealing with a stressful situation. But, it’s a vital topic to address because in times like these, a lot of people stress eat or stress-starve in order to deal with the emotional strain of uncertainty. 

This can unfortunately lead to digestion problems, food disorders, leaky gut and other health issues. 

Get ahead of the problem by focusing on food that’s going to nourish your body instead of what will make you feel good in the moment.

Also, ask yourself what you want and need out of your food. For instance, if you’re struggling with leaky gut and digestion issues, consider supplementing with a probiotic. If you want more energy or improve your vitality, then you should eat food that is high in antioxidants and fiber. Use a gravity water filter to improve your water quality while keeping yourself hydrated. 

The most important thing is to not obsess about food, as that’ll add unnecessary stress to your life. Listen to your body and practice intuitive eating while keeping in mind that we’re all physiologically different when it comes to digestion and elimination. 

Schedule Media Time

Most of us can’t avoid social media because we use it as part of our work or to connect with friends and family. The problem is that we can also get addicted to being on these social media platforms and scrolling through all the miserable updates and scary stuff online. 

This leads to a release of stress chemicals in our brain which can turn into a habit where we get accustomed to being in that state. This is especially true if the people around us are doing the same. 

For best results, schedule your social media checkups. Maybe one in the morning and another at the end of your work day and make sure that you find trusted sources to follow.

Also, set a timer of 15 minutes per session to limit your time on social media. 

Have a morning routine

For the first part of your day, cultivate a routine that will set the tone for the rest of the day and set a clear mindspace  that’ll help you to deal with all the issues that you might come across during the day. 

Although you don’t want to ignore the problems in the world, it’s important to take care of yourself. 

Get Out In Nature

The sun, the wind, the trees and the sounds of nature can be a healing and rejuvenating influence

Weather permitting, go outside at least once a day to get some sun and clear your mind by immersing yourself in nature. It’s one of the best ways to get and stay calm. 

Go camping on the weekends or take a hike with a loved one (or your dog). 

It’s a great opportunity to identify and show gratitude for all of the positive things that happen in your life. 

Cultivate Healthy Belief Systems

Healthy belief systems are crucial to maintaining mental health and sanity during uncertain times. Your self talk largely determines your belief systems and unfortunately most people are incredibly hard on themselves. 

Positive self talk on the other hand, breeds self confidence and it can be cultivated in a number ways. You could gain a new skill by taking an online course or identify things that you’re good at and also enjoy such as art or writing, and doing more of that. 

The most important thing is to build upon your successes and create accessible goals for yourself. Most importantly, focus on the little things that help you to push your life forward and take it one day at a time. 

For many, it might feel like you just can’t catch a break this year with everything that’s happening in 2020. But, oftentimes all it takes are a few simple habits to help you to focus on what you can control and overcome the anxiety of uncertainty. 

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