Friday, October 9, 2020

Guest Post :: How To Become A More Conscious Person During Covid-19

 I think it is fair to say that for the past six or seven months we having been living during very unusual times. I think it is also fair to say that the circumstances of Covid-19 have caused many hardships: some businesses have had to close, some schools are still closed, and social distancing can be wearing, just to name a few. However, as with everything, there is always a silver lining. Today Peter Minkoff is guest posting and sharing a few tips on how to become more conscious. 

We live in very unique times and not in a good way. The global pandemic is causing a lot of issues for almost every human in the world no matter what you do or how you live your life. However, there’s always a silver lining. Use your time of isolation and social distancing to develop some conscious habits that will make you a healthier and more responsible human. 

Start New Healthy Routines

If you feel like you’re losing the connection with your old life, you need to start some new healthy routines to get you going again. You might have been forced to ditch some of your old hobbies due to regulation changes, but you can start some new ones. Remember to create a good daily schedule that involves everything from work and exercise to sleep and entertainment. When doing something enjoyable, try to stay conscious and mindful—pay attention to your feelings, do your best to relax and cherish every moment you spend in peace, happiness and laughter. 

Eat Well

You want to keep your body strong and resilient so it can successfully defy the virus or get through it in case of an infection. In order to ensure good physical health, you need to be more conscious of what you eat. According to research, the Mediterranean diet is one of the best ways to eat since it shows great means and physical benefits. On the other hand, try to reduce junk food and sugary foods and drinks. To best resist temptations, stock up on fresh produce, whole foods and frozen fruits and veggies. 

Protect Yourself And Others

Working on your compassion and consciousness includes taking care of your health and the health of all other people on this planet. One way to do so is to stick to recommended safety behaviors like washing hands and wearing face coverings. When you leave your house, make sure to put on a sterile surgical mask to ensure protections from both airborne particles and liquids that can get to your mouth and nose. Sure, it might take some time to get used to wearing a mask, but it’s a sacrifice that all conscious people need to make in order to leave the pandemic behind. When you get back home, dispose of the mask (or put your reusable mask into washing) and wash your hands with soap carefully and thoroughly. 

Make Peace With Social Distancing

For many people, staying away from family members and friends has been the hardest part of the pandemic. It can be hard to resist hugging your loved ones or saying no to their dinner invitations, but that’s just what we all need to right now. When you get out and need to spend time among people, try to keep a 6 feet (2 meters) distance from others to prevent the spread of the virus. Together with face coverings and good hygiene, this social distancing can help you protect yourself and the people you love. 

Learn How To Control Stress

The Coronavirus crisis brought a lot of stress to everyone. It disrupted every life and caused unprecedented changes in human behaviors, daily routines and lifestyle. While you can soak up social media content and spend hours on Twitter and Instagram which will only make your stress levels worse, it’s best to work on some activities that allow you to relax and banish stress. Watching TV, playing video games, exercising, meditation, yoga and even napping are great activities that will keep you safe from stress, anxiety, depression and exposure to the virus. 

Buy Locally

Being conscious and considerate doesn’t just apply to your health—it also concerns the health of the planet and the wellbeing of other individuals. Try to buy locally to support small producers who are struggling to make ends meet during these unsure times. When it comes to fashion, try to focus on pieces that honor “craftsmanship and artisanal values” from brands that provide fair wages for workers and good working conditions. A shift to buying things that are beautiful, durable, eco-friendly, and most of all, meaningful is also visible, so try to be conscious of many social and ecological issues when shopping. 

If we follow these tips above, we can also get out of this pandemic as better and more considerate people. Practice good habits and positivity, and remember that we’re all in this together. 

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