1. Rest - Most people are rest-deprived and have a hard time sitting still. During this unusual time, take time to be still and process this moment. No TV, Netflix, or social media.
2. Clean - Now is the time to stop procrastinating and get it done! Clean out your sock drawer, an overcrowded closet, or an overflowing cabinet under the bathroom sink. Recall all those projects you're saving until "you have more time". And remember, when this is over, you'll feel so good about your new clean spaces.
3. Exercise - Feeling anxious or stressed? Here's the key-- get moving! It's impossible to stress out and worry when your body is in motion. Go for a brisk walk, dance in the middle of the living room, or put your home gym to good use. You'll feel better about yourself and so will your body.
4. Be a Good Samaritan - Do something for someone who you think may need a little extra help during this time without telling them or expecting anything in return.
5. Talk - If you're feeling isolated, lonely, or bored, pick up the phone and call a friend or relative. Don't suffer in silence! There's nothing better than talking or connecting with an old friend.
Yoshida J. Kirkwood, PA-C