Staying Well in a Pandemic
We strongly believe that wellness begins in the soul – and that the soul is renewed and refreshed when the mind and body are refreshed.
However, it is hard to focus on these things in the midst of a storm. That’s why we want to be a resource for our friends and customers in their time of need.
Here are some helpful ideas to stay well:
Keep your mind sharp by picking up new hobbies, reading books, doing puzzles, or listening to music or podcasts. Make sure to carve out “alone” time daily, away from chores, kids, the news, and electronic devices. Find something to be thankful for each day.
Since we’ve been home more, we’ve enjoyed watching the birds. “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your Heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are?” Matthew 6:26 NLT
It is very comforting during a time of uncertainty to look at God’s creation and to enjoy it, see it is good, watch as creation ebbs and flows regardless of the surroundings.
We’ve noticed that many of our community fitness favorites are offering “at home” workout options. Some of our favorites are Peloton, Burn Boot Camp, Les Mills, and Barre3. Maybe now is the perfect time to try out a workout that you’ve been interested in, but haven’t taken the time to try.
Just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you can’t expand your horizons. Exercise is a proven mood booster as is Vitamin D! Do your workouts outside – walk, run, ride a bike, or kayak.
Keeping your usual beauty routine might be hard. Stop by WellSoul for IMAGE Skincare sheet masks or some of the other great masks that we have to offer. They are quick and easy and make your skin feel great.
Ladies, order a fun new makeup or nail polish. Just because you aren’t going out, doesn’t mean you can’t look great. So wash your hair, brush your teeth, and TAKE OFF THE PAJAMAS!
Most churches aren’t meeting at the moment, but there are online options you can watch or listen to during the week. As a friend told me the other day, “Look up!” Don’t let the fear and uncertainty distract you from your daily walk.
Pick up a new encouraging devotional to read. Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Mark Batterson are just a few of our favorites. Reflect on what God has done in your life…for you and for your loved ones. Use those times as encouragement for today and for hope for the future. Build on them.
You are deeply loved,