Productive and Positive Ways to Cope with Social Distancing

March 20, 2020 4 min read

We know things are looking pretty bad right now and it's really scary... You're not alone!

 

It's absolutely heartbreaking to see the loss of life, people losing their jobs, struggling to get by, and businesses going under at an unprecedented rate.

 

Not to mention trying to keep children occupied and staying up on their homework while schools across the nation are closed down until further notice. It's truly something like none of us have experienced before.

 

And to top it all off, besides the growing fear for our health, safety, and piling bills, we're all doing our best to take our immune-boosting supplements, like vitamin C, probiotics, ginger, turmeric, and elderberry.

 

We know it's a lot to handle. That's why we promise to keep our channels as positive as we possibly can during this time and to promote balance, kindness, and love.

 

If there's anything we can put out there to make things easier, please reach out us and let us know!

 

We'll have more immune-boosting recipes, support, and helpful company updates coming your way soon. In the meantime, by doing all that we can to keep calm and keep our minds and bodies occupied, we can stick this out together and unite through the process.


As bad as things may seem in this moment, it's important to remind ourselves that this COVID-19 pandemic won’t last forever. Finding the small bits of silver lining (we know it's hard) of being stuck inside is just one of the ways that we can stay positive each day.



One of the upsides?

 

Having so much extra time indoors gives us a perfect opportunity to develop new habits. And by the time this is all over, our new healthy habits will have already become second nature and we can carry them on into our normal routine.


Cope with Social Distancing

Here are some easy & productive habits
we can build together while indoors

 

1.  DRINK A GLASS OF WATER UPON RISING

Perhaps one of the easiest and healthiest habits we can work on while we're stuck indoors is drinking a tall glass of water (or lemon water) first thing in the morning.

Lemon water is alkaline and highly hydrating, which immediately helps restore electrolytes, kickstart digestion and metabolism, and restore balance after a long, restful sleep. The best part? This simple habit is really effective but requires no risky trips to the grocery store.

 

2. SET A MORNING INTENTION

Another habit we can build while we face this health crisis, is to try building a new positive morning routine. One easy way we can do this, especially during these stressful times, is to take a moment the second you wake up to set a positive intention for the day.

Before you reach for your phone or do anything else, take a deep inhale and exhale, become present in your body, and check in with how you are feeling. Next, you can either set a goal or intention for the day in your mind to yourself, write it down, or repeat it to yourself in a meditation. This will help you be more in touch with yourself, as well as more conscious throughout the day.

 

3. ELIMINATE NEGATIVE SELF TALK

It's no surprise that we are much harder on ourselves than we are friends, family, loved ones, or even strangers at times! Negative self talk is one difficult habit to break but can have a huge impact on your goals, self-esteem, relationships, and more.

With more free time stuck indoors, why not pay more attention to the voice inside your head and try to replace some of that negative self talk with words of kindness and love instead?

All it takes it being a bit more mindful of thoughts that put you down, such as "I could never achieve that" or "I'm not good enough," and slowly replacing thoughts as they arise. 

 

4. START A MEDITATION PRACTICE

When faced with circumstances outside of your control, the only thing you can really control is how you choose to react to the situation. It may seem impossible to remain calm and composed, but starting a meditation or mindfulness practice can really help.

Try an online guided meditation, silent meditation, online yoga class, or one of the many meditation apps to help you center your mind and gain more balance and inner peace as we navigate these tricky moments.

 

5. PICK UP A NEW HOBBY OR LEARN A NEW SKILL

Once the current landscape goes back to normal, we know you'll be eager to get outdoors and take advantage of all the activities and social gatherings you've been missing out on. Being stuck indoors gives you the perfect opportunity to reassess some of the new hobbies or skills you've been planning on getting involved in, such as salsa classes, fiction writing, painting, or any number of things.

The good news is that you can actually get a headstart on these goals, because many organizations are offering free classes live online. Simply do a search online to see if your local school or organization is offering free classes or workshops!

  

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU THROUGH THIS CHALLENGING TIME AND ARE WORKING HARD TO KEEP OUR CHANNELS POSITIVE AND SUPPORTIVE AS WE UNITE TO OVERCOME THE CURRENT PANDEMIC. LET'S STICK TOGETHER!

 

AND DON'T FORGET...

 

IT'S ABOUT YOU. IT'S ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. IT'S ABOUT RECONNECTING.

 

Jennifer Sluzewski
Written by
Jennifer Sluzewski

Writer and Content Creator for Team Primal Harvest
As a former JMU Duke and graduate of the School of Media Arts and Design, Jennifer has been a writer and editor for multiple brands and publications over the past eight years. Currently residing in NYC, she can often be found in a coffee shop, yoga studio, or planning her next travel adventure!