The Pandemic Habits I Plan to Keep

Jun 23, 2022WELL-BEING

A majority of people are returning to lifestyles they enjoyed before the pandemic. I’m a little more slow-go. As I reflect on the last few years, I realize the pandemic habits I felt forced to create have helped build a better me.

Maintaining healthy habits is essential for overall well-being. It’s about exploring simple and consistent ways to improve your health and keep you feeling your best.

Staying healthy involves getting enough sleep. The average adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Getting enough rest can improve mood, concentration and overall health.

Staying healthy requires drinking plenty of water. Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches, and other health problems. When it comes to drinking enough water, a good rule of thumb is drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.

It’s also important to eat a balanced diet. This means getting nutrients from whole, unprocessed foods like fruit, vegetables and lean proteins. Avoiding processed food can help prevent weight gain and other health problems, too.

Exercise is another important component of a healthy lifestyle. Regular physical activity can improve heart health, increase energy levels, and boost mood. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. This can include activities like walking, jogging, biking or swimming.

Taking care of your mental health is crucial for overall well-being. This can include practicing mindfulness, managing stress, and seeking support from a mental health professional if needed.

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”  —Warren Buffett

PANDEMIC HABITS I PLAN TO KEEP

In addition to getting enough sleep, drinking adequate water, eating a balanced diet and exercising, the additional pandemic habits I implemented have been a success. —So much so, I’m choosing to keep them.

Pandemic Habit 1 — Consume Adaptogens

Shortly after lockdown, I started drinking Clevr Chai SuperLattes. Clevr SuperLattes are full of healthy adaptogens and probiotics to help manage stress. Receive 15% off your Clevr order with code Julie15.

Pandemic Habit 2 — Create Sensory Goodness

Creating calm within my home is priority. Decluttering and burning Palo Santo incense creates the sensory goodness needed to create calm.

Pandemic Habit 3 — Wear Comfortable Clothes Only

I refuse to sacrifice comfort for style. My pandemic wardrobe of tees, leggings and jeans has become my forever wardrobe. Easygoing casual style is here to stay.

Pandemic Habit 4 — Seek Solitude

It’s important to set aside time for yourself every day. Consider soaking in an epsom salt bath for twenty minutes. This draws out toxins, lowers stress-related hormones and balances pH levels. It’s like a meditative anti-inflammatory treat.

Pandemic Haibt 5 — Read, Read, Read

Studies show creating a robust reading habit can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, prevent cognitive decline and enhance overall well-being. Escaping into a book for a while each day is my very favorite habit.

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The pandemic is over, but we don’t have to fall in line on the hamster wheel. I’m hellbent on keeping my feel-good pandemic habits. Adopting healthy habits can improve your overall health and wellbeing. By prioritizing sleep, hydration, a balanced diet, exercise, and mental health, you can take steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

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