Sometimes, I feel that my adverse childhood has helped me in many ways. Like navigating my way through almost any situation – including a global pandemic!
I’m grateful for the adversity and challenges because they shaped me into the person who I am today. It sounds cliche I know, but it’s true.
This is why I feel called to share with you the secret or my personal tips for staying resilient in these trying times.
I wrote a blog post a while back about this topic and you can read it here. It’s titled: Five Powerful Ways to Build Emotional Resilience and Thrive.
Because I feel like I missed out a few things in that article, I decided to share some key tips today.
Staying Resilient and Grounded in a Pandemic
- Daily meditation. Choose a type of meditation that you can commit to. This could be silent meditation, going for long walks, guided meditation (from an outside source) or even yoga. Whatever helps you feel centered and grounded. Meditation should be done at the start of your day, because it sets the tone for the rest of your day.
- Eat clean and healthy. Be mindful about what you eat. If you can, switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet. Make time for regular meals and snacks. Don’t skip breakfast or meals. And always pay attention to what you eat. This is a basic but important thing to do – especially if you feel anxious or disoriented.
- Create a structure for your day. Whether you’re working or not, it’s important to feel like you’re in control of your time and schedule. Being organized and creating daily to-do-lists is what helps you stay centered and looking forward to the next day. For example, this week, I have daily admin tasks and salon appointments before my trip on Sunday. I always choose to run errands in the morning – since I live in a busy and fast-paced city. The rest of my day includes writing, doing house chores, planning and following specific YouTube channels.
- Get active. This is another important thing to help you feel good. It doesn’t matter for how long or how intense your workout is. As long as you dedicate some time to move your body, then it’s going to impact your mood in a positive way. Sometimes, all I do is walk in Dubai Mall and on the metro bridge and that to me is a real workout!
- Create and follow morning and evening routines. This depends on your personality and what helps you feel good. I personally start each day with silent meditation and a clean, vegan or vegetarian breakfast. I then get dressed and head out to run the errands for that day as early as I can. My evening routine is simple. After my shower, I apply certain skincare products and I prepare things for the next day. Sometimes, I research stuff online or just watch YouTube videos about certain topics.
- Do one self-care ritual a day. You can read this blog post about doing one self-love ritual each day. This can be as simple as declining an invite that you’re not excited about or applying a face or hair mask. Or going for a walk. Just one thing that nurtures your soul and makes you love yourself a little more.
- Set future goals and fun projects. You want to invest in all areas of your life, not just career. So maybe you can start planning a road trip or an overseas vacation. Other personal goals include weight loss journeys (what I’m doing now), exploring your hobbies and interests, joining a community group, researching where you can live or move to and the list goes on.
- Surround yourself with people who resemble your future self. And you don’t need to look for those people. They will show up when you’re ready to step up and evolve to the next level. It’s so important to connect with people who are already living your dream life because they will make you feel that it’s possible for you too! Just focus on what you want, take inspired action and trust that they will show up for you at the right time.
As someone who never took any type of medication or anti-depressant, I can assure you that by following the above tips you will feel really centered and grounded. It might take time to get used to a routine but it’s the best way to live in a natural way.
About six months ago, I started taking Krill oil supplements and I can say that they are considered mood-boosters. They basically help with re-wiring the brain and letting go of old neurological patterns.
I do think that the main reason for my centered and positive emotional health is because I have a daily routine and I follow certain grounding practices.
I just felt like sharing about my supplement routine as well. Krill oil and Vitamin D3 are two supplements that support a happy and good mood. So try them and let me know how it goes!
What’s your biggest challenge this season? Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Do you find yourself overthinking? Are you feeling lonely?
I’ve been self-isolating alone since the start of the pandemic, so I know how you feel.
Try creating a daily routine and following the tips that I shared today and let me know how you feel in the comments!