5 Tips to Beat the Quarantine Blues

Being flexible and open to change can be a great asset when it comes to keeping a healthy mind and body while stuck at home. Now more than ever, it’s important to remind ourselves that we can’t control everything. But it is possible to stay happy and (mostly) sane with easy tips like these offered by the Gallun Michel Group:

Yoga and meditation are a great way to relax your mind and body. The physical benefits are as good as the mental, and it can easily be done right in your living room. To add a little variety to your workout, check local studios and fitness instructors for online sessions.

Staying in Touch
Just because you’re social distancing doesn’t mean you have to completely abandon your social life. Apps like Zoom and Google Hangout put you face-to-face with friends and loved ones without risking anyone’s health. So grab a glass of wine and jump on a virtual cocktail hour.

Taking a Break
While many feel they have an abundance of time, others may feel like their daily lives just got even more crazy and jam-packed. With a full house and lots of tasks to get done, it’s important to take time for yourself. Binging on a favorite show, sneaking off with a book, or getting outside to take a walk can help you recharge and find the energy you need to get through your day.

Meal Prep and Enjoyment
Start daydreaming about dinner to add a little spice to your life. Meal planning and preparation is a great way to add structure to your day, so expand your repertoire by swapping quarantine recipes with family and friends. Think comfort food!

Be Smart
Remember to wash your hands and wipe down surfaces, especially when coming back from the store, but don't make yourself crazy. Every day, we get more information about Covid-19. Recommendations are evolving quickly, so follow local news for updated health guidelines. The more you understand about how Covid-19 affects all our lives, the calmer you’ll be.

And finally, remember you are not going through this alone! Talking regularly with family and friends can help with the uncertainty brought about by such unprecedented disruptions to life and work. And please know that we are here for you. At NextGroup, we're brainstorming new ways to lend our support in this time of need, so be on the lookout for some virtual opportunities this month. And please, don't hesitate to reach out--we'd love to hear from you!

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