Has this last month been surreal or what?!? To be honest, I am completely content being at home but it has been a bit scary just not knowing what’s coming at us next. I’m not going to lie, there have been (more than) a few moments where I felt a fear spiral coming. This is what I’ve been doing to stay (mostly) sane:
EXERCISE. Every day I hike or ride or do both. Lots of days I really don’t feel like it but once it’s done I feel so much better physically, mentally & emotionally.
SAUNA WRAPS. This is my 50 minute complete escape. I slide in the wrap and let the heat wash over me. Even on my most stressed out days I feel calmer within minutes. Oh and have you seen saunas popping up on everyone’s immunity boosting lists??
BREATH WORK. I know this one can sound like total BS but I have found it works. Inhale for 5 secs. Hold for 5 secs. Exhale for 5 secs. Keep going. I do this a lot when I’m walking the dogs...there’s just something about the fresh air... so now if you see me walking and counting you know what I’m doing!
LED FACIALS. Hey I’m going to at least make this time productive! I lay down on the couch, throw on a podcast and let the light work it’s magic. I do at least 1, sometimes 2 a day.
PROJECTS. Over the last few years I have gotten very into home improvement projects - I absolutely love the feeling of accomplishment after fixing things myself. I keep a running list of things I want to get done so every few days I pick a few new things to focus on. It’s a fantastic (& productive) distraction. And PS nothing is as hard to do as it seems - I promise if I can do it, you can too!
How are you guys keeping your sanity?? Do you think we’re almost done or do we need to settle in for a while longer?