It often feels like too much amid the COVID-19 pandemic. There are so many sources of stress and it's normal to feel some anxiety when a global pandemic impacts every realm of your life. You may get caught up in thinking about what you need to be doing now, or doing next, or should have done earlier. Slowly begin to let go of the idea of "wasted time," let go of your to-do list and just arrive in the moment, fully and completely.
Here are some ways to cope with stress and anxiety and just chill.
Chillin: the art of doing nothing without being bored.
5 WAYS TO JUST CHILL:
It's ok if the only thing you did today was breathe. Pranayama is the 4th limb of yoga and is the practice of breath control. Mindful breathing helps to expand prana or life force. One conscious breath in and out is meditation.
2. STAY IN BED. ALL DAY.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner in bed. Read a book in bed. Watch a movie in bed. Eat chocolate in bed. Drink wine in bed. Write in bed. Text in bed. It's okay to take one day and stay in bed all day, without feeling any guilt. Bruno Mars sings "Lazy Song" and reminds us that sometimes we don't feel like doing anything and just want to lay in bed. A global pandemic earns you the right to take one day and chill in bed.
3. NAP NAKED
Nap therapy. A short nap can restore your mind and body. Napping can also enhance your creativity, lower stress levels, increase energy and lift your mood. There are many benefits of sleeping naked. Sleeping naked allows your body temperature to go down and can help you fall asleep faster and for a longer period of time. Improved sleep means reduced stress and anxiety.
4. BUBBLE BATHS
Add some bubbles or bath salts, burn some incense and play some smooth tunes. Find your sanctuary and hear yourself think, imagine and dream. Taking a bath is water therapy. Baths can help boost your mood, relieve skin conditions, reduce muscle pain and improve sleep.
5. NETFLIX AND CHILL
By yourself or with quarantine bae. Carve out some time to relax by yourself or with a loved one. Here are 5 TV shows or movies you can find on Netflix or Amazon Prime the next time you need to Netflix and chill.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)
As always, we would love to hear from you. Tell us how you like to chill in the comment section below.