Happy Monday Nourished Ones!
Mondays are the start of the week and the start of new possibilities. However, for many of us, including myself, this Monday may mark yet another week of not feeling your best, and like new possibilities are not the priority right now. This may be another week of quarantine, or another week of self-isolation, or another week of social distancing, which, may be getting to you right now… and let me tell you it’s getting to me!
Most of us are privileged and are surrounded by pantries full of food, movies on demand and even some of us have loved one right in the next room or online… so why would working or self-isolating at home for yet another week be such a challenge?
This is because any time we have a major disruption in our routine we lose our social rhythm. We lose the reinforcement we need to be productive; taking kids to school, going to work, attending social events, etc.
When we suddenly put a halt to our daily rhythm cycle it can cause stress. This is because the removal of the things that normally lift our mood or the removal of routines that we need to do – like taking kids to school, attending meetings, and connecting with others – we start to lose the feeling of having a good, productive day, which negatively impacts our mood.
So how do we avoid going stir-crazy when our only choice now is to stay/work from home, all while taking care of our kids, all while not being able to go to events or to restaurants, all while the view from our windows are empty, lifeless streets and all while the only world we know becomes the 4 walls of our homes?
I have a few tips:
- Incorporate Self-Care Practices from the Online Resources section of “The Nourished Nook”. These Self-Care ideas will have you feeling your best all while staying productive during self-isolation.
- Maintain Daily Rhythm Cycle. Stick to your pre-isolation and pre-social-distancing routines as much as possible. Still make time to move your body, to change out of your pyjamas and even fill up a reusable to-go mug with your fave hot beverage and “go to work” in your at home workspace or take it to “drop off the kids” when playing with them or going out for a walk with them. I will be releasing a The Daily Planner soon to help you organize a daily routine soon. Stay tuned!
- Start to Journal: write down 3 things you will do for your mind, body and soul each day or write down 3 things you are grateful for each day. You can do this digitally or even on paper. If you need some templates to start journaling, CLICK here to access the Instagram Story templates below. The goal here is to focus on positive habits that will allow you to get back into a daily cycle.
I truly believe a nourishing lifestyle can only be established and sustained within community and by having all the resources to Show Up. Nourishing your mind, body, and soul can seem challenging especially at this time, however, having the tools to maintain a positive mindset and to help you remain consistently productive can help you reach your goals.
This is why I am soooo excited to share the “Online Resources” section of “The Nourished Nook” with you all today! Simply CLICK the icon below to be redirected to online resources that will help you feel healthy, strong, and happy as you navigate each day of your nourishing journey.
The Online Resources section will always be changing, as it is a living space, so be sure to check it REGULARLY to access all the nourishing content!
Feel free to connect with me by CLICKING HERE so I can upload new tools and resources that will interest and serve you best.
Happy Nourishment my friends!
Yours in nourishment,