The various ways that you usually use to try to pick yourself back up after you have been feeling stressed or down might not be so easy to do right now. With everything from gyms and bars either shut completely or operating along with so-called ‘new normal’ guidelines, it might be challenging to follow your own ‘normal’ routine for banishing the blues.
Even so, whether you like to have the occasional alcoholic beverage to relax or are a keep-fit gym bunny looking for your exercise-boosted dopamine hit, here are three ways to make you feel better about yourself and still maintain coronavirus safety measures.
Going to a bar for a drink with friends or colleagues is a way that many people like to wind down and relax, but for many people, this isn’t an option right now. Drinking ‘home alone’ isn’t usually too great an idea, but these are strange times and why so-called ‘quarantinis’ have become extremely popular.
Whether it’s an excellent excuse to have a virtual meet up over one of the popular video conferencing apps or allowing yourself a bit of a treat with your favorite tipple, ‘locktail hour’ can be a useful and enjoyable way to make yourself feel a bit better about everything that’s going on around you. Of course, alcohol should always be treated with respect and used responsibly, plus you could always make yours a non-alcoholic one!
If you are one of the many people who sometimes find yourself stressed about being able to maintain a healthy weight, being locked down at home with not a lot to do might not be the most comfortable situation, and it could start you snacking more than you should.
Thankfully, there are plenty of innovative ways that anyone struggling to stay trim can use to look and feel their best, and they don’t even need physical exertion or effort. Cryolipolysis is a non-surgical slimming program that is an effective way for anyone to use who wants to boost their body image and feel better about themselves. By placing cold compacts on a targeted area of the body for around 60 minutes per session, you can get faster and better results than by using traditional methods of diet and exercise.
With no incisions, needles, or visits to a medical practitioner, systems like freeze2trim usually give fast initial results within three weeks, with full benefits coming after eight to twelve-week programs.
Be a do-gooder
Of course, having more time on your hands can lead to feelings of depression and helplessness. The best way to combat that is to do something positive for other people and, in doing so, lift your spirits.
That might mean checking up on older relatives and neighbors or volunteering for a local help group that aids vulnerable citizens experiencing hardship because of the pandemic. There are many ways in which you can put your time to good use and it will help you to feel better about yourself.