Self-Care in the time of COVID-19

I haven’t been very active with my blogging lately – life has been crazy and the COVID-19 hit, which has been taking up a lot of my energy and time. But while practicing physical distancing and staying at home, I have sometime to get back to blogging. 

I’m on week 3 of working from home and only leaving the house to get food and go grocery shopping. During this time I’ve had to understand what social distancing is, and adjust to it. Aside from work, I’ve also had to learn what it means to be a recovering addict in a time when being alone is what is needed (that’s a story for another post). 

As I’ve adjusted, self-care has become more important than ever. Over the last few weeks, these are the things that I have found work best for me:

  • Keeping a routine – going to be and waking up at roughly the same time
  • Showering – every day
  • Eating 3 meals a day – making sure they are moderately healthy
  • Meditation
  • Limiting caffeine
  • Staying hydrated
  • Drinking herbal tea 
  • Journaling
  • Walking – every day
  • Limiting news and social media consumption
  • Giving myself permission to feel all my emotions
  • Not putting pressure on myself to be more productive

These are just some of the things that I do to keep myself in a good head space. It’s helped me during this unprecedented time and I hope it helps you too. 

During this pandemic my goal is to write more and share my experiences with others and provide hope that we can and will make it through this- if we listen to the experts and take the necessary precautions. 

Love & Light to all.

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