Around the world and within this country, communities are slowly coming back to life again after having endured the impact of the coronavirus. Even though they are in different phases of reopening, communities within the US are all faced with the prospect of transitioning back to a more normal way of life, while still being wary of the disease. Here are some recommendations you might want to follow as you go through your own transition.
Take extra time
One of the biggest sources of stress in people’s lives is that they feel they have to be somewhere on time, and that they are always subject to time constraints. You should resist the feeling that you need to return to the pace of life as it was before the coronavirus hit. By giving yourself extra time to get things done and to be places where you need to go, you’ll reduce the stress on yourself and you’ll be more mindful of maintaining your own health at the same time. Try to get into the habit of planning things a little better, so that you are not always under the necessity of having to race to get somewhere, or to meet some time obligation.
Get outside more
After having been relatively inactive and confined to your home for months now, it will do you a great deal of good to get outside whenever possible. Being confined goes against the human spirit, and it can have a subtly negative impact on your health. Sunshine and fresh air does everyone a world of good, and you should try to get as much of it as you can before the onset of winter again. While you won’t be able to completely reverse the effects of having been confined for so long, getting outside as often as possible will go a long way toward healing your body and making you feel better.
Slow things down
Virtually no one on earth has ever experienced something like this pandemic which has engulfed the entire world. This is a totally new experience for all of humanity, and it’s something that you should take your time to recover from. There is no need for you to try and instantly resume all those activities you were involved with before coronavirus. It will be much better for you to gradually resume some of them, and to expose yourself to things a little bit at a time. This will be less of a shock to your system, and it will help you acclimate much more easily. If you were to stop working out at your local gym for six months, and then suddenly put in hour-long workouts seven days a week, it would be a massive shock to your system. Resuming your normal workload and activity load after having been inactive for so long will present the same kind of shock to your body and to your mind. Therefore, it’s much better to slow things down, and ease back into your normal life a little bit at a time.
Keep your health in mind
Not only must you remain vigilant against exposure to coronavirus, but maintaining good health also involves eliminating or minimizing your exposure to stress. Everyone who has been forced to be confined for several months will have undergone the emotional stress of confinement, the chemical stress of ingesting more toxins, e.g. alcohol, unhealthy food, and the physical stress of having to work from home. Many of these stresses are reflected in your body’s spine, since the spine houses the central nervous system, so it would be a good idea to have your spine checked out at Live Aligned in Onalaska, Wisconsin. As you recover from all the effects of coronavirus, don’t forget to keep a sharp watch out for its possible return, and don’t let the stresses of that period follow you into your new somewhat normal life.
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