Simple ways to stay positive and make the most of your time at home.
1. Start a morning routine
Stretch, make tea, read a chapter of a book, take an online yoga class (or any kind of workout––thank you youtube), walk your dog, call your friends or family. Begin your day with something that brings you joy and starts the day off on a positive note.
2. Get some vitamin D
Taking a walk just once a day does wonders for our mental and physical health!
3. Drink more water
Dehydration can cause fatigue, agitation, and overall stops us from functioning at our best.
4. Do a cleanse
Pinterest comes in handy here. Serotonin, the hormone responsible for making us ‘feel good’, is made in the gut. By giving your body a break from junk, you reduce your toxic load and improve your overall well being. So spring clean that gut!
5. Increase your intake of mood-boosting foods
More leafy greens, omega-3s, walnuts, chia & flaxseeds! Try pinterest for some smoothie recipes.
6. Reduce your alcohol intake
It might feel like there’s nothing else to do to take the edge off, but try to cut back slowly. You’ll notice your mood start to increase––especially as the hungover feelings decrease.
7. Log off
Try to schedule in your social media time or make a “social media free” day of the week where you can truly log off, unplug, & unwind to enjoy the present moment.
Release some endorphins. You’ll feel better after following a youtube workout. There are also a ton of trainers and gyms that are offering livestream classes right now.
Pro tip: Create a playlist of music that gets you pumped to increase your motivation.
9. Take a class
Speaking of free fitness classes offered online, many other corporations and businesses are also offering free streaming of their services. Check some out here!
10. Make something
Whether it’s art, food, a video, a poem, or a tik tok dance, doing something creative is a healthy, therapeutic outlet during stressful times. Plus, it’s even more fun when you add some cannabis to the mix.
11. Walk barefoot in nature
Grounding, it’s a thing! All you need is a few minutes connecting your bare feet to mama earth. It's both refreshing and rejuvenating!
12. Lighten up and laugh
Or light up and laugh (weed helps induce laughter). Turn on a comedy, watch some animal videos on youtube, or facetime your funniest friend. Do something that’s going to make you smile and laugh, it’s good for you!
13. Find a good book
The best escape even when we’re not all stuck at home.
14. Reach out to family and friends
FaceTime, Viber, Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, a classic phone call––there are ENDLESS ways to communicate with each other these days. Do it! We need to reach out and be there for each other the most right now.
15. Create a grateful journal
Each day, make a list of all the things you’re grateful for, big or small. This activity is proven to help improve your mood. Focus on the things you have rather than the things you may be lacking. You might find you actually have more than you need.
Clear the mind, quiet the mind, free the mind.
17. Foster an animal
If you have the means, fostering an animal can be the perfect companion to ease stress, anxiety, and depression. You don’t have to be completely alone in quarantine!
18. Animal videos on Youtube
The next best thing if you don’t have your own to make you laugh.