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5 Tips for Maintaining Your Sanity During a Pandemic

I am day 8 into self-isolation/social distancing. The first 5 days were really nice, enjoyable even. I am used to a very fast paced of life chasing after a 15 month old and juggling an average of 15 nutrition clients at any given time. I still have the toddler but many of my clients have finished their packages or are hitting pause while they adjust to their new normal.

The past few days have been more difficult, I feel restless and easily irritated. I have to keep reminding myself that this won’t last forever and that if one extra life is saved because I stayed home, it was worth it!

It’s ok to rest, I am embracing this extra down time but at the same time we can’t let it make us lazy. Someday this will be over and we need to be ready to go back to work, back to a busier schedule.

Today I want to offer you some suggestions for getting through these next few weeks/months.

  1. Follow a schedule. It doesn’t have to be rigid. It just needs to have some predictability. Alice and I follow a breakfast, tidy up, nap, go outside, play, lunch etc…. rotating back through until the day is over. It helps keep us both from losing our minds.
  2. Get those daily workouts in. You have never had more time than now so this is your chance to build up your fitness routine. Many trainers are offering free at home workouts, check out Natacha Oceane on instagram for free body weight workouts.
  3. GO OUTSIDE. unless told otherwise. At some point we all may be asked to stay inside but for now the outdoors are still a free space and you should take advantage of it while you can. Continue to respect the social distancing guidelines by avoiding crowded areas such as public parks.
  4. Focus on hearty meals. Make that stew, chilli, soup etc… Pack your meals full of whatever nutrient dense produce you have on hand. Support your immune system by sticking to what works best for you while still enjoying a treat here and there.
  5. Take a drive. Alice and I have been going for a drive every afternoon, I pack her favourite snack and she happily looks out the window while she enjoys it. Besides her naps, this is the only time of day I don’t have to follow her around. If you have kids, I highly recommend going for drives for your own sanity!

I would love to know what your quarantine/self-isolation/social distancing schedule looks like. Please share in the comments! As always I ask that you be kind to each other, we are all trying.

Eat your veggies!

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