keeping sanity in pandemic

3 Essentials to Staying Sane During The Pandemic

Things can get a little crazy in our homes during this time of staying in. The Pandemic has taught us to shelter in place away from all that is happening, so we need to figure out some sanity savers. I’ve identified three that we need in our lives:

Squeeze in Exercise Where You Can

Since the Covid-19 Pandemic forced gyms to close their doors and mandated that everyone stay home, it has disrupted all of our routines. While this quarantine period has been so terribly stressful, it’s important to keep moving and maintain some semblance of our everyday activities. Fortunately, many personal trainers, gyms, and studios across the country have been offering free on-demand classes and at-home workouts that people can do via Zoom, Instagram Live, and on their own online platforms.

Even if it’s just walking outside away from others and socially distanced, getting some good movement can be exactly what you need to shake things up. Don’t have dumbbells or weights? No problem. Load up with canned foods, water jugs, coolers, heavy backpacks, and books. 

Be Mindful of What You’re Eating

Sitting at home doesn’t require much energy, and choosing what you put into your body is essential to staying fit. Help your bottom line by eating less than you would normally on an active day. Don’t eat crap from the sweets cabinet. Try keeping your diet as balanced as possible, making sure not to eat too late at night.

Although it’s tempting to eat everything in sight when boredom hits, try to eat healthy snacks instead. Keeping your meals on regimen like a normal work day also helps. Preparing a menu is a great tip.

Mix it up a little throughout the week like trying a vegetarian meal, even if you’re not vegetarian. It’s generally a healthier option than chicken or beef, just watch the sodium count and stay hydrated.

Get Your Alcohol Delivered

Instead of guzzling booze at a bar or restaurant, we have to drink at home. What better way to stay in than get your alcohol by delivery service. What a great idea, you say? It is!

There are a ton of online alcohol delivery services, as well as wine delivery services and wine- and beer-of-the-month clubs. Many regional and local liquor stores and breweries also have delivery options.

Alcohol delivery laws vary by state, so not every service is available in every area. Many states, however, have deemed liquor stores essential services during the pandemic, and are now allowing delivery of such beverages from restaurants and liquor stores where they may not have in the past.   

Don’t forget to drink responsibly!

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