7 ways to relax and unwind during quarantine season

Seems like stress is an inevitable part of life. Truth is, it can be controlled as long as you choose to. With the current Covid-19 situation, chances are anxious thoughts and worries may be filling your head. Especially during this time of social distancing, people who already have underlying conditions are even more vulnerable now. 

From a different perspective, this is actually an opportunity to learn to be compassionate. Compassion towards others and yourself. Before you let yourself go down the path of having sleepless nights and putting your health at risk, here are 7 ways (besides putting on a face mask) to relax and unwind in this quarantine season:

1. Exercise
This is a no-brainer but exercising has been proven time and again that it has many wonderful benefits for the human body and mind. From pilates to yoga, to fun dance cardio workouts, you can find these free classes on YouTube.

2. Meditate
Meditation is a simple, and free, practice that is available to all. Simply sit still, close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and let your mind do its thing. This is a helpful tool for you to bring yourself back to present in stressful situations; more calmness, clarity, and happiness.

3. Limit your time online
Sometimes it is better to be less connected with the world around you. Limiting your time online and on social media can significantly reduce your level of stress and anxiety.

4. De-clutter
Time to Marie-Kondo your room, closet, kitchen, bathroom—basically your entire house. Straightening up your place is able to make your feel happier and more relaxed at the end of the day. Take one step at a time… start with that messy shelf or drawer of yours, then slowly move your way through.

5. Embrace a hobby
Enjoy dressing up? Then dress up, take a couple of nice shots and don’t be afraid to flaunt it on your Instagram and Facebook. Meanwhile, hone your photography skills and explore other media like YouTube.

6. Learn something new
One is never too old to learn something new, or too young to learn too much. Be adventurous! Perhaps you have always wanted to learn to grow a plant, do some magic tricks, or taking better care of your skin. Just do it!

7. Cook and bake
If there is anything more zen than meditating, it is cooking. Besides allowing your creativity to flow, cooking also helps you gain an acute focus to the point where you loses the sense of time in the process. Grab a bottle of bokbunja on the side, and take pleasure in this relaxing activity.