5 Tips While Sheltering In Place

When I realized back in March we would have to shelter in place due to a virus I was completely devastated. I just started a new job that would require me to be in public and attend events.  This of course has been put on hold until further notice.

I decided to look on the positive side of this and have lived by these tips for the last couple months.

1) Find something everyday to be thankful for. I look back on the day and think about things that I am grateful for. Most of the time it is something as simple as the safety of my family.

2) Time with the family. My husband and I have actually started having movie nights and after being married for 20 years, I feel have talked more the last two months then ever before.

3) Realizing what is important in life. Prior to this, we spent the last twenty years working toward a future and missing out on the now. We have realized the now is just as important as planning for the future.

4) Keep accurate information, there is so much negative news right now we found a great source for accurate information at https://shelterinplacetips.com/

5) Working from home. I have spent a lot of time cleaning clutter and selling items we don’t use. My house not only looks amazing but I accomplished more than I have in years.

Regardless what you do during this time, remember the most important thing is it won’t last forever. We are going to be back soon. I will always cherish this extra time I have had with my family.

How are you spending this time? Do you have any tips to share on how to keep a positive attitude during this shelter in place? I would love to hear your thoughts.

 

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How to REALLY take care of yourself when it all gets too much as a woman

Being a woman can come with an awful lot of pressure. You’re often the pillar of the home- the nurse, the counselor, the chef, and the chauffeur. That, along with being a supportive partner and a good employee can often feel like too much. 

 

We live in a society that states that we can have it all. We can, but at what cost? When it comes to having it all, what has to give? Your happiness? Your health? Your mental capacity to cope with the complexities of life can be really damaged.

How can you cope with these pressures when life gets too much? Here are some ideas. 

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Bring Self-Care into your Daily Ritual 

 

When your day is committed to looking out for the needs of others, it can be easy to abandon yourself and disregard self-care rituals as part of your daily routine. 

 

Even if it means getting out of bed a little earlier to make the time, make sure you get a hot shower to start your day refreshed. Brush your hair every day to keep it healthy and strong looking. And, if you enjoy wearing makeup, wear it to be kind to yourself, not to hide your appearance.

Self-care is imperative to your overall wellbeing. 

 

Get a Health Check 

 

Your physician can give you a good idea of how you’re really doing physically and mentally. Book yourself an appointment to get a health check. This way you can see if your stressful lifestyle is taking its toll on your physical health as well as your mental health. 

 

If you experience pain, you may be prescribed pain killers to enable you to keep going with your daily life. Be sure to follow the correct precautions when taking these medications, as prescription pain meds can be extremely addictive and damaging to your health if not taken according to strict guidelines. 

 

It’s common to experience addiction to these kinds of medication. If you’re concerned about your reliance on your medication, talk to your doctor about enrolling in a prescription drug addiction treatment program for women. This will take you through the necessary steps to take back control of your pain management. 

 

Stay Hydrated and Well-nourished

 

You’ll often check that those in your care have had enough to eat and drink- it’s vital that you do the same. Your body is 75% water- keep it that way by drinking fresh water at regular intervals throughout the day.

Eat fresh fruit and vitamin-rich vegetables every day as part of each meal. Allow yourself treats once in a while- live and let live. 

 

Invest in ‘Me’ time 

 

We all know that we cannot pour from an empty cup. The woman who tries to be all things to all people is exactly the same. 

 

Nobody is too busy to take the time to do things they enjoy. Watch that movie, read that book, invest time in working out and catching up with that series. 

 

Some things can wait. Of all of the important things in life- you are one of them.

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