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Treating yourself well during lockdown

The article is written based on a post titled “Self-care during Pandemic” by Marie Shaurette which talks about the approach that every individual could do in order feel much better during the state of isolationism.

Know when to stop

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Life is hard enough on us as we’re trying to do and all; don’t be harder on yourself because it’s impossible to do it all. […] If you’re not present enough to take care of yourself, it will be all the more difficult to take care of the people who matter most to you. – Kathrine Shorter, Certified pastoral care counselor

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Knowing when to say no is important to keep your head align with what is matters to you. It is encouraged to limit what is non-essential to you and love ones and focus on doing those things.

Take care of yourself

According to the article, there are a lot of modern self-care things that differ from the traditional ones. One of them that was mentioned was to go for a solo drive and turn on the radio. Go for a drive somewhere in your car keeps you away from people which could prevent you from viruses being transmitted to you.

Another one would be to put on some headphones and go for a jog in the morning. Exercise is important to maintain your health and getting your mind into focus during the day.

Meditation is a good habit to incorporate.

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Medication is the art of doing nothing and instead of pay for a specialist to help you hear about your thoughts, you listen to yourself. It’s like an inbox of emails that you have never opened, there are problems that you went and ignore and bother at the back of your head. When you meditate, you are encountering with them and ensure that it won’t bother you in the future. – Naval Ravikant

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Be easy with yourself

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Recognise that there will be ups and downs. The rollercoaster ride of emotions will eventually take their toll. It’s when we extend grace to ourselves and realize that taking time out for self-care isn’t selfish. It is necessary if we’re going to be there for those who rely on us. […] Shorter reminds us to try to find those pockets in our days where we can practice a self-care activity.

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It is easy to deviate from the negative side of the problem because we as human-beings have a brain to maintain alert to avoid problems to stay alive. Maintain positive and be present and cruise along.