First of all, I want to send my love to you and your family right now.
This virus is affecting all of us differently.
And it's important to understand the severity of the situation for many people around the world.
For most of us right now, we fear the unknown and feel helpless for our fellow people. And as the situation worsens each day, it's natural for our anxieties to increase.
But all of us in this community are tough cookies. We are all great at finding perspective.
This is self evident due to the fact that you're here, on this blog, part of this community, supporting an environmental mission, when you certainly didn't have to.
Today I'm not talking about the environment but trying to make a point that your ability to find higher perspective is evident in the fact that you're reading this.
It seems like all of your loved ones will benefit from an emotionally strong leader during this time. It will be easy for people to get swept away in negativity from news reports and other unfortunate events.
Isolation and social distancing will both increase for the foreseeable future. For this reason it's important to look after your mental well being and morale.
Finding some space for calm, respite, brain activity, entertainment, fun, and socializing will be critical to helping you and your loved ones get through this.
Here are a list of resources that will help you stay engaged:
Staying active helps to clear your head and keeps your body fit n healthy. It also helps you sleep better and has been proven to put you in a better mood
Nike Training Club
Asana Rebel (offers meditation and yoga)
Down Dog (new routine every time)
Daily yoga (great for beginners)
Making the most of our food is essential in these times. Obviously we want to make sure nothing goes to waste, but here is a way to enjoy cooking with a creative flair that requires only the bare minimum.
SuperCook (provides recipes for the ingredients you have)
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
I’m sure nearly all of us have dreamt of learning another language. These apps are a great and fun way to stimulate your brain, and engage in other cultures.
Hello Talk (talk to native speakers)
We live in a world revolving around online communication so Facetiming our loved ones is bound to be our go to form of staying in touch. But engaging in entertaining games may help lift morale. Here are a few of our favorites.
Words with Friends
Find a few moments of calm each day. Meditating is great way to start your day and center yourself. Apps like Headspace are perfect for a beginner.
I hope this has given you some new activities to focus on and helps you find respite from an otherwise monotonous day.
Your input is always key. We would love to add to this list every day, so just comment below with any suggestions you might have to keep the list growing.
Alice is the Content Manager at Zero Waste Cartel. She's an environmental biologist, plant enthusiast & avid tea drinker.