It is important to take care of our bodies and minds. How does this shift in daily activity impacts our health and wellbeing.
Strong community connections lead to happier, healthier beings. With physical distancing as the new norm, and people having to spend most days inside the walls of their homes, maintaining social activity is vital to ensuring positive mental health.
Here are some questions we might ask ourselves to reflect on staying social during social distancing:
Did you know? The human eye NEEDS regular breaks from the blue light given by screens? Resting your eyes and limiting screentime is necessary for healthy melatonin production, a hormone that helps us sleep better. With teaching and learning moving online, it is essential to consider and reflect on screen time usage during this time. Thinking about how we use our screen and how often we use screens, allows for opportunities to find balance and ensure we maintain healthy habits.
Here are some questions we might ask ourselves to reflect on our screen-time:
Efficient time management skills are always important. In these challenging days, balance is even more important. Creating strong time management habits may reduce stress and improve the quality of your personal relationships. Perhaps you now have too much time on your hands due to lack of structure and routine, or maybe too little time on your hands because you are managing more deadlines to meet and more zoom meetings to attend.
Either way, it’s important to pay attention to how you manage your time on a day-to-day basis.
Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself:
During these unprecedented times our usual routines are thrown off and we should be thinking about how to create and stick-to new routines.
Routines are helpful in keeping positive mental health and productivity.
Here are some questions we might ask ourselves to reflect on what our new routines look like:
Did you know eating an apple is healthier than drinking a cup of apple juice? Eating a whole, raw and unpeeled apple has 10x more fibre than a cup of juice. One way to care for our body and mind is through the fuel we feed ourselves. Food is one of the most important ways we take care of our bodies, so choose wisely. This is especially true now when junk food eating might be becoming a common occurence at home!
Here are some questions we might ask ourselves to reflect on what our diets look like:
Physical activity has been positively correlated with stronger mental health, happiness, academic achievement, and productivity. Most Canadians do not achieve the recommended number of minutes for movement each day. Let’s take the time to ensure we are caring for our bodies through moving each day.
Here are some questions we might ask ourselves to reflect on what types of movement and physical activity we can engage in:
Sleep is an important factor that helps our bodies and minds rest and heal. More and more research is proving how vital sleep is for our health and wellbeing.
Here are some questions we can ask ourselves about our sleep hygiene: