COVID-19 | April 7, 2020

Thoughts about COVID-19 can occupy lots of mental space and pull our focus into unhelpful worries and expectations, so we recommend turning your attention:

  • Notice something new. For example, notice the way a family member’s smile wrinkles their eyes, details of a picture on the wall, or sensations of water on your skin during a shower.
  • Connect to nature. Sit in front of a window with a view to trees, pause when outside to feel the sun on your skin, or notice the shifting clouds across the sky.
  • Kindly greet others. Whether from a safe distance in person or via FaceTime, greet others with kind eyes and silently sent them the thought I wish you well.

Disruptions in daily routines can pull our healthy habits off-track, so consider the following ways to help your body:

  • Non-screen time each day. Make time for non-screen time each day by taking time to read a book or magazine, cook a meal or spend some time outside.
  • Move your body. Keeping you body active and moving is essential. Take some time to explore a park or download a workout app. Go to a different room in your house, take a gentle walk outside, or learn a new stretch for each day. Be creative about increasing your heart rate for a few minutes each day.
  • Keep consistent wake times. Use only your bed to sleep in and don’t turn on devices while in bed.
  • Only use bed for sleep. If you use your phone or watch television in bed while awake, your body will learn that bed = brain activity (opposite of sleep). Try your best to be in bed only when it is time to sleep and you are very drowsy.
  • Fuel your body. Fuel your body with essential vitamins, nutrients and plenty of fluids.

Do not wait to schedule your appointment.

Kenosha Community Health Center has many appointment options in Kenosha and Silver Lake to meet your needs.

Schedule An Appointment


Share this article

Related Articles