During times like these, we lean on [not physically- remember, social distancing ;) ] family & friends. That's why, ForemaBabe Sarah, owner of Forema Boutique (meet her here!) turned to her sister, Becky for a little mental health support!
Becky is currently in the thick of it up in New York & understands the struggles of too much “me” time! Here are her tips of coping & keeping your mental health in check!
Yes, we know you all have that friend that “exercises every day in quarantine”, but it is actually so important! It can range from dancing in your living room, to tuning into some online yoga classes! Exercise reduces stress and helps your body release endorphins, which in turn makes you feel happier!
Take some time to step outside (6 ft away from anyone else), the sunlight is so good for you! You need 5 minutes for your daily vitamin D, and it helps clear your mind.
3. STAY CONNECTED
Just because you’re social distancing doesn’t mean you have to be socially isolated. Thankfully, we live with FaceTime, Skype, and 10,000 other ways you can video chat with your friends and family. Round up the girls on group chat & start that virtual Happy Hour!
4. SEE THE GOOD
Take a break from the news and focus on some feel good stories. The stories of people who, during this time of adversity, are still doing so many beautiful things! For instance, I have seen people volunteering to grocery shop for others who are unable to; healthcare professionals caring for the sick with or without protective gear; grocery store workers working extra hard - especially stocking toilet paper! The point is, we might be stuck inside and going a little crazy, but it's important to focus on the positive!
5. REMIND YOURSELF...
Most importantly, accept that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed and scared. It is okay if you cried today. Take a deep breath in and out, let yourself know you love yourself! Forema loves you too!!
With love from my quarantine to yours,