COVID-19: Four Tips for Resilience

This is an interesting time in all of our lives, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the quarantine. From my last post, I mentioned that I think of this time as a reset, and not a setback. Actually, I don’t mind being home, as I see working on my blog, writing, reading, and any kind of learning a day well spent.

Today, I was tested negative for COVID-19 after last night’s asthma flare up, and though I feel a tad bit stupid for going in when I was actually having a mini panic attack, I’m glad I was tested, because that meant keeping my husband safe, and making sure that I was healthy as well. Asthma and coronavirus can be a dangerous combination.

A couple suggestions I have for those who are trying to stay healthy are as follows:

  1. An anti-inflammation diet, a focus on fruits, veggies, nuts, beans, and lean meats. I learned this the hard way, because of my allergies and asthma flare ups. Better to err on the side of caution, especially now with the pandemic.
  2. Cardio, especially walking boosts the immune system, keeps the mind sharp, strengthens your respiratory system, and many other benefits.
  3. Regular sleep– again, I learned this the hard way. My psychiatrist had to prescribe me a mild sleep aid because I have the tendency to snore and talk in my sleep. Anyone else? (I would love to hear about some of the ridiculous other people say in their sleep. Haha!) Before I slip down a bunny hole with this, my point is that good sleep restores the body and mind, so it is able to fight back against germs and bacteria.
  4. Resilience– Knowing that in spite of the times being difficult right now, things always get better if we just hold onto our hope and faith.

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