Anxiety Calming Tips For Lockdown

Anxiety and depression is taking a toll on everyone’s life. If someone asks you, “How are you? How is lockdown treating you? “ Well we all have one answer to this question. We definitely bring a smile to our faces and say “We are fine”. Either pretending to be fine or being really fine we are all trying to keep the spirits high especially during the lockdown. 

A smile can spread a lot of positivity and so we bring to you some DIY practices which can make you relaxed, comfortable and happy.. Don’t forget to keep moving throughout the day. Workouts, Yoga, meditation and self talk are considered to be the best anxiety busters.

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  1. Open up the windows:- Let the light and the new air come in. This can create a huge difference to your entire day. Stay illuminated and breathe lively air.
  2. Indoor plants:- Money plant, snake plant, aloe vera, palm -acacia trees spruce up the internal environment of the house like nothing else. Gardening can be therapeutic too.
  3. Essential oil diffusers : These oils when used in the house have medicinal and healing properties. Rosemary, Lavender, Eucalyptus oil can settle your mind.
  4. Burning incense sticks/ Sage:- This was a household. Burning sage can move the air from the static places, corners and unseen areas too. It is a great energizer. Burning incense sticks can also calm your anxious selves
  5. Lighting up candles, warm lights: Small candles, incensed candles, LED candles can soothe the air leaving behind a great cheerful feel.
  6. Salt Lamps:- If you have one, then it is right time to lamp them. It offers a relaxed feel especially during those night hours.

These are some ways that can help you calm your mind, soul, and body. Reading a book, listening to music, and eating good food are some others. Praying God is the best way to align yourself to the higher calmer self.

Here are some other tips for lockdown

What Not To Do During Lockdown to Boost Immunity

Introduction

Hello all, I hope you are all happy and healthy and staying indoors. These 21 days of lockdown which is now extending in India, is a reminder to all of us to not do something which is absolutely unnecessary as we look forward to boosting immunity. Most of the people now in their free time would want to binge-watch Netflix, they would want to stay up the late-night but this is going to terribly affect their immunity.

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What is Immunity?

Let us understand what is immunity first. immunity is the power of our body to protect itself from any unforeseen threat, the threat here is the virus or bacteria.

But how the body will produce the necessary antibodies if we do not give it a chance to run in a normal mode? A question that is worth asking right?

Here are 3 things which should not be done during the lock down.

Sleeping late:

Sleep is our body’s recovery mechanism. Whatever wear and tear that the body undergoes during the day is recovered with the help of the food we eat and the sleep. Any normal human being needs approximately 8-9 hours of good sleep to recover from a normal day which is moderately active. Let us not talk about athletes here. If you do not sleep on time and wake up on time. Lack of sleep suppresses the body’s ability to respond to common cough, cold and other bacterial infections. In these times of covid19, we need to sleep on time and wake up on time.

Sedentary Lifestyle:

After the lockdown, life has become extensively boring, as we do not get to mingle with people. We do not get to socialize, but that does not mean that you should stop moving around. Do some gardening, spend some time playing with your kids, keep up with those 10000 steps a day challenge. The purpose is to keep all the bodily juices flowing for keeping our immune system intact in case of any infection.

Immune System is the only armor humans have against the viruses/ bacterias.

Dieting:

In the times of rationing your food during the lockdown, it is easy to diet. But I do not mean that you should go on some fad diets which would put your complete system down. I do not want to cite any names here but it is always better to function on your normal food in these times of crisis, most of the time the supplies that are needed for a specific diet may not be available in the stores. So, whip up some new dishes with whatever is at hand and easily available. Enjoy it while it lasts. 🙂

Here are some morning rituals in case you would like to take a look at. 🙂 Happy Reading..

How to Prevent Weight Gain During Lockdown

Hello, I hope all of you are doing great in the times of Covid19. India has extended the lockdown for another 19 odd days and I am sitting at my window writing yet another post on the lockdown period. Most of us have seen the memes which have been floated over social media, mostly about how thin you would be at the start of lockdown and how much would you gain weight at the end of it. Weight gain is super subjective. For some people suffering from pre-existing conditions, it is absolutely ok to be on the higher side of the ideal weight. People who are under medications also tend to put on more than usual. That is okay and we should be able to accept it wholeheartedly thanking our body to help us go through those physical conditions. But other than that if it is for your boredom that you are snacking around, this post is a good check.

Weight Gain

Today we are not talking about weight loss, here are some of our posts for weight loss

Here are some reasons for weight gain during the lockdown.

  • Emotional eating is one of the major reasons for weight gain during the lockdown. The feeling of confinement is overwhelming. Being at one place not moving much around hence binge eating is a pattern that needs to be broken. You have to train your mind out of emotional eating.
  • Anxiety may cause occasional panic attacks that may subside with some snacks at hand. It is always good to eat some low-calorie snacks to keep up the goal weight.
  • With no maids or household help at hand, Indian people are on their own for the first time in their lives in terms of household chores. Some people may take it easily but some may find it as a burden, in that case just make a schedule and get busy to avoid unnecessary snacking.
  • Too many restrictions in terms of food may result in binge eating. It is always good to know that we are human beings and it is quite natural to have cravings. Giving in those cravings and treating yourself a couple of times in a week is good. That will keep you from unnecessary calorie load.
  • When we are confined at home, it is very natural to feel alone. Remember, we are together in this. Spend every day with a lot of positivity and make way to better health by exercising at least 30 mins a day. The rush of endorphins is all we need sometimes.

Have you gained weight during the lockdown? Well, don’t let the next lockdown take a toll on you.