Quarantine Relief: How to Shelter In Without Shutting Down

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

2020 is shaping up to be the year that took our breath away.

Masks stifle and save and the internet informs and enrages. What should have been a year of perfect vision is leaving us yearning for it to be in our hindsight. Record unemployment rates, phases that go backward and forwards, confirmed spikes and drops. All this uncertainty is more than many can handle.

However, that’s why self-care is of the utmost importance right now. The following is a guideline for positive changes during a difficult time, something to focus on when the world feels too chaotic, using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory as the framework.

  1. Your body is your temple. There’s a reason this old adage still rings true today. You get one body, take care of it. First, make sure you’re staying hydrated. How much water one should drink a day has no one-size-fits-all answer, but the Mayo Clinic does a really good job of explaining the different variants to consider when figuring out your magic number.

Once you’ve got that down, start looking at what you’re eating. Don’t let yourself get bogged down with ever-changing fads. Whole People compiled a great list of healthy food blogs you can check out. Suggestions cover cooking on a budget, vegan diets, and more. Start with small changes and more will follow naturally.