However, if you focus on making tasty meals packed with nutrition- the vitamins, minerals and fiber help you feel more satisfied and help curb cravings. Take time and get creative with what you can find in the shops, it’s a great time to experiment with whatever is available. Yet, making sure you eat plenty of colourful foods, daily.
Ok, perhaps right now meeting friends and family over Zoom or conference calls might have to be the next best thing, however it’s essential to carve out time for socialising, however that may look like for you now. Connecting with people is an essential human need and especially if you live alone, you may need to make extra effort to make sure you talk to somebody daily.
Although texting and messaging is a good way to connect, always aim to call or have a video call. Utilise as many ways as you can so it feels as close to a real encounter as possible. Not only will this help keep positive during the crisis, it will also help break the state and reduce cravings that are linked to loneliness.
It may seem like isolation will take absolutely forever, yet I am sure quarantine is all finished, many of us will wonder “What did I do with this time?”
If you truly want to make the best out of the quarantine and extra time, it’s a good idea to ask yourself “How would I like to feel?” If you’re a really busy superwoman most of the time, chances are you never have time for self-care and looking after the #1. This is your chance to reclaim the space and time, which is just for you. Or even better, put “self-care” in your daily vocabulary, if that hasn’t been the case until now.
A great opportunity to eventually increase the self-care time and create some rituals that feel like the much-deserved time for your mind and body to renourish. Whether it’s a long bath with music and essential oils or simply having a nap in the afternoon on the cosy sofa.