There has never been a more important time to take care of your personal wellbeing and mental health. We share our top 5 tips on what to do to look after yourself during these difficult times.
It’s often said that food is our best medicine. We started Balance Box to make healthy eating easy. Following a balanced diet not only supports immunity, but it also helps us to better manage stress, improves sleep and offers a distraction. We know that it’s hard to get everything you want at the moment. That’s why we are here to provide you with fresh, healthy, nutritionally balanced food boxes with all you need to eat healthily throughout the day.
Want to have a go at cooking yourself? Check out our healthy delicious recipes. If you haven’t got all the ingredients, we’re here to help and suggest substitutions. Talk to us.
We’re currently encouraged to do one outdoor activity a day. Get some fresh air in the garden, go for a walk or run as long as you don’t have to self-isolate. But make sure you maintain a distance of at least 2 meters from others.
If you can’t leave the house or you’re missing your regular classes, look for alternatives to complete your workout from home. Most studios and gym are offering live classes or have released online workouts.
Try to limit the time you spend watching, reading or listening to coverage about the outbreak. You could set a specific time to check updates. Avoid speculation and seek out reputable sources. This will help settle your mind. We recommend BBC News, GOV.UK and Public Health England.
Continue doing the things you enjoy. Take part in activities that aid relaxation such as a walk in nature, yoga, meditation, listening or playing music – whatever works for you!
At times of stress and anxiety, we are better able to handle situations with support from others. Reaching out to our friends and family helps us to feel connected to one another. Pick up the phone or arrange a video call. You could even FaceTime and eat a meal together (virtually!). And if you’re working from home arrange regular check-ins with your team – it will help you prioritise your workload and stay productive.
Create a new routine
Your usual routine is likely to have been disrupted. Try to create a new routine and set yourself goals. You might like to write a plan for your day or week, choosing regular times to work out from home, read, call a friend or watch a film. If you’re working from home, try to get up and ready as normal, sticking to your usual working hours and sleep patterns.
The Balance Box team are here to help. We hope some of these ideas are useful but if there is anything else we can do, please let us know. We’re sharing tools to manage the new ‘normal’ and expert nutrition tips to help you stay healthy over on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Come and say hi!