Five Self-Care Practices To Deal With Pandemic Stress


Hydration is key to help with any type of congestion. Drinking plenty of fluids with Vitamin C helps build your immunity by decreasing inflammation. Having warm liquids that feel soothing to the throat, such as ginger tea with lemon and honey, vegetable broth with black pepper and soup is a good practice. Herbal teas such as chamomile, peppermint, rose and green tea can have therapeutic properties, which makes them especially soothing.


Keep to a healthy routine, by the way of introducing simple home workouts and walks to your day. Even a 20-minute workout encourages your brain to release endorphins — a neurochemical that boosts your mental health and decreases your sensitivity to stress and pain.

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Simple breathing exercises can help you when feeling constantly overwhelmed. Punctuate your day by taking 15 minutes breaks to practice mindfulness. Tune in to one of the many guided meditation videos online. Find the link here.


It is imperative not to neglect planning wholesome meals in such stressful times. Plan meals in advance to avoid stress and supplement your diet with fruits, vegetables, quality protein, and other whole foods for a balanced and nutritious diet.


Switch off now and then by taking WhatsApp calls and tea breaks on the balcony. Plan virtual movie nights and game nights with friends and family. Video call friends while prepping dinner in the kitchen.

If you have any indications of COVID-19 (Click here), you should isolate yourself, consult your physician, and monitor your symptoms.

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