While all industries have been hit by COVID-19, some are bearing the brunt of the downturn more than others. Many people have got lost physically and mentally as health and wellness facilities have had great success due to nationwide plant closings.
Even if it seems insignificant, the way we feel about ourselves will always be at the forefront of our thinking. The terrifying “Quarantine 15” has become a hot topic of conversation in the world of social media. Some seemed to joke about the prospect of hibernating weight gain with their favorite bottle of wine and generously salted fries; others seemed more harmful. Unfortunately, Social pressures and standards that make men and women believe that their bodies are not good enough are everywhere. Not to mention the never-ending pandemic that added to their general stress and unhappiness.
Body positivity: a mindset
During “Quarantine 15” is weight gain Completely normal, it doesn’t have to consume you and it’s not something to be ashamed of either. No matter what roller coaster of emotions you’re experiencing, now is the time to do it yourself a priority. When you are feeling down or looking for something positive Feel fresh and rejuvenated with these 5 simple tips. Say goodbye to the blues “Quarantine 15” and start your journey of self-love now!
1. Meditate on your purpose
Spending a few minutes each day mediating will help you adjust to your emotions better and ultimately get to know each other better. The more you know yourself in any way, the more respect you have for yourself and the more successful you will be in the future. Find a quiet place away from all the noise and distractions, set a time that suits you and channel your inner zen!
2. Write down your thoughts
Maybe it is time to take a step back, take a breath, and think. Whether you’ve been walking away from your daily record for a while or you’re on the fence, journaling is a great way to have a positive conversation. It will help you keep order when your world is feeling out of control. Try to get into the routine of daily writing and jot down everything that feels right (even when it came to the fiery and energetic mood you were in after a 30 day shred training video by Jillan Michaels). Adopt a mantra (or two) to hold onto and look back whenever you need a friendly reminder. Say to yourself, “I’m enough,” or “I look beautiful. I’m beautiful. I don’t feel it all the time, but I’m still beautiful.” Treat your journal as if it was your private discussion space. There is no rules when it comes to loving yourself and listing all the fabulous traits (and even the not-so-fabulous traits) that make you up SHE!
3. Stop comparing yourself to others
Comparing yourself to others or striving to look and feel a certain way is a recipe for unhappiness! Bodies come in different shapes and sizes. Some have curves and others have scars. Some have stretch marks or cellulite, “too much” muscle, and probably hair in places that are “frowned upon” by social standards. However, one thing is certain: It is exhausting to focus on your imperfections! Your body is that just Body you get so treat it with the love and respect it deserves. Stop scrolling your Insta feed, enjoy this late night light pizza, and don’t punish yourself for letting go of your body rest. These 5 to 10 pounds are your favorite memories, your unforgettable trips, your celebrations of life and you give your body what it needs. Don’t let “slip-ups” get you down and do what makes YOU happy!
4. Stick to your schedule, even in small ways
Don’t have time for a full workout? Just squat.
Don’t have time for an extravagant breakfast? Whip up your favorite take-away protein shake.
Don’t have time to meditate? Take 15 seconds to breathe.
Don’t have time for a vacation? Give yourself a day of self-care and indulge in the deep tissue massage you deserve.
Individually, these behaviors seem quite insignificant. But it is not the individual impact that makes the difference. It is the cumulative effect of always sticking to your schedule that leads you to long-term success. Find a way to stick to your own self-care plan, no matter how small it is. Trust me, your future self will thank you.
5. Enjoy the benefits
While you may feel like your wardrobe has been completely cut in half thanks to the “Quarantine 15” fluff around your belly, let me tell you that there is a silver lining. This temporary problem can make you much smarter with what’s hanging in your closet. You can come to discover unworn pieces, become a master of layering, or even learn how to emphasize your assets and hide your problem areas. Who doesn’t love a good illusion? It may take time, but you do BECOME Learn again how to rely on your skin!
Obviously not to have Loving your body but accepting it for the amazing things it does for you is more important than what it looks like. Don’t let self-doubt from “Quarantine 15” determine your day / week / month. Keep these friendly reminders in your back pocket when self-doubts or the “quarantine horrors” arise. And remember that you are not alone! You got that baby
What are you doing right now to keep physical? and Do you think positively about your personal “Quarantine 15?” We’d love to hear from you!
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