Now more than ever, it is so important to take care of yourself. However, during this pandemic it is way easier said than done. We all have needed to pivot and find creative ways to stay active. Staying physically active has a direct impact on your mental health and we all know that with COVID-19 we have been dealt extreme stressors that have had mentally brought us down. While I will talk about some of the things I have done to stay active in no way do you have to use me as a benchmark for how active you should be. This has been a tough time for all of us and we should all be easy on ourselves and take on what we can that will help us feel good.
Back in March, I started a 14-day pilates routine that seriously challenged me as I made it 4 days before I could complete the routine without needing any type of break. However, it was still a really interesting fusion of different types of physical activity. Many of these workouts are super accessible and can be found all over Youtube. During this time I also tried Yin Yoga which is a slow-paced style of yoga incorporating traditional Chinese medicine with asanas (postures) that are held longer than in other styles of yoga to help with my flexibility.
Working out should not be something that you dread doing. If it doesn’t make you feel joy, maybe that activity isn’t the thing for you. There’s tons of alternatives out there to explore.