How to Stay Healthy During Isolation
"Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
- Jesus (Mathew 28:20)
I came across an article with retired astronaut Scott Kelly. Scott Kelly, who had spent over a year in space, offered suggestions on how to stay HEALTHY in isolation. Here are his 8 TIPS for HEALTH (with my $.02 underneath.) - Follow a Schedule Maintain a balanced schedule of work & fun. Schedule times for exercise, prayer, connecting w people, reading a physical book, detaching from the news & electronics. - Keep a Consistent Bedtime As a sleep aficionado, I totally agree with this one. - Go Outside Sure, we can't go on spacewalks, but we go outside and enjoy the fresh air (and occasional sunshine.) - Pursue a Hobby Perhaps it's an old hobby or one you've only dreamed of pursuing (eg. learning a new language, playing the piano, painting your masterpiece.) - Keep a Journal Express your thoughts & feelings in a journal. Write out daily prayers. List 5 things you're most grateful for TODAY. - Communicate Regularly with Family & Friends Did you know that social connection is not only good for your mental health, but physical health, too? Connect with friends and family using Skype, Facetime, email, phone calls. You can even pick up a pencil and mail a card to an old friend. - Listen to Experts Listen more to the guidelines of government & health officials. Listen less to the advice of social media influencers. For the best information about coronavirus, check out sources like the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. - Remember, we're all in this together You're not alone in this. We're all in this together. Most importantly, God is with us ALWAYS. Friends, we'll get through this together.