Feeling anxious at home? Here’s what I’m doing to cope.

Hi, Nature Restore community!

Josh here. I help in leading our marketing communications here at Nature Restore to bring you helpful & educational content, healthy products, and a great customer experience. 

Today I wanted to get a bit vulnerable with you - especially in these interesting days of experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you’re like me, the uncertainty of our current situation might have you a bit on the mental edge. 

You might be a bit stressed about what’s ahead, your family’s situation, work (or lack of work), finances, health, and so forth. 

It’s real - and our hearts go out to you if you’re struggling. 

With everything happening right now it’s important to try to live our daily lives in as much of a routine as possible. Routines are good for the mind because it creates structure. 

The mind does interesting things when we’re faced with an uncertain future. 

When everything seems to be a bit overwhelming, here are some things I turn to which help me stay happy & healthy -- physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

  • Calm App or Headspace App
    • I found this to be super helpful as it has a number of guided meditations that you can use on your smartphone app. 
  • Spotify Music
    • Some positive music always helps! You can also discover a number of podcasts that might entertain and educate you if you have extra time on your hands. 
  • Eating Healthy
    • It doesn’t hurt to say that a healthy and balanced diet will help our bodies function properly. Get a good balance of veggies, fruit, carbs, and healthy fats. 
  • Key Nutrients and Supplements
    • Especially in these times with COVID-19 affecting us, I make sure I am getting enough Vitamin C, D3, and E. I also supplement Zinc, Cordyceps extract (for healthy lungs) and Coriolus mushroom extract (for immune health).
  • Staying Hydrated
    • I make sure I get at least half a gallon of water per day - no matter what! 
  • Proper Sleep
    • I aim to get 8 hours of sleep per night. This helps me ensure I’m rested well and I don’t get tired in the middle of the day and feel the temptation to take a nap. I find when my sleep schedule is a bit off, I’m more prone to feelings of anxiety. 
  • Walking (alone - social distanced)
    • The body needs to move to stay healthy, so I make sure that I take a walk each day. In these times of social distancing directives by our public health officials, I walk by myself at the beach for about 40 minutes each day. It’s a nice way to get some fresh air and scenery change, but the key part right now is to do this alone and not call your friends to meet up. 
  • Sunshine
    • 30 minutes in the sun is a great way to get our Vitamin D! Now that winter is ending for most in the Northern hemisphere, springtime is easing its way in. The days are longer and some sunbathing can do the trick! 
  • Calling a loved one - family or friend
    • Reach out to someone if you’re struggling. It’s okay to be vulernahble. We’re all in this together right now. We CAN get through this! Plus, a Facetime call with a friend could be just what you need to lift your spirits and make you feel like you're getting some social interaction. 

It’s okay to be vulnerable. We're all in this together. We CAN and WILL get through this! 

If you have some tips - tag us in a story on Instagram @nature.restore or on Twitter @naturerestore - We’ll share your story & tips!

Until next time ✌️ 

Josh

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