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Getting all worked up over this virus isn’t going to do any of us any good. The more we stress over it the worse we’re going to panic in the long-haul.

While you’re home, do your best to take a break and relax. On a normal day you’d be running around like a chicken with your head cut off, now is your chance to settle in and work on some self-care. Sure, the circumstances are not ideal but that does not mean you should not be making the best of a rough situation.

Right now we should be trying to keep ourselves from overreacting and depending on the situation also trying to boost our immune systems. As far as stockpiling toilet paper or buying as much hand sanitizer as we can goes, those things are a bit much. By making sure you’re eating as healthily as possible and getting some rest while you can, you’re going to be in a much better position than you might think.

Below I am going to go over some things that we should all be doing considering the things we’re facing. While not all of these things will be easy for everyone, they should be considered by all. This virus outbreak is something we don’t know the full extent of and as time passes things may get worse before they get better.

8 Tips For Boosting Your Immune System and Lowering Stress Amidst This Chaotic Period:

1. Wash your hands properly.

Make sure that you’re washing your hands often and properly. Don’t just quickly rush through the motions, make sure you’re spending at least 20 seconds. This might seem silly to some but it makes a huge difference.

2. Keep in touch with those who matter the most to you.

Be aware of the people in your life. Reach out to those who might be in need. Keep in mind that you’re not the only one who is stuck at home,  simple phone call can make a big difference in whether someone remains bored.

3. Try not to drink too much alcohol.

While stuck at home drinking might sound fun but it shouldn’t be something we do in excess. Remember to keep things on a moderate level. Don’t overdo yourself.

4. Don’t sleep too much but do make sure you’re sleeping enough.

Make sure that you’re not spending all of your time at home in bed. Get up and do things whether those things are small or not. Get the right amount of sleep for your body. Too much will make you feel awful and not enough will leave you only wanting more.

5. Eat more fruits and veggies.

Fruits and veggies are great for our immune system. Make sure you’re maintaining a somewhat healthy diet when you can. This is in many ways kind of a win-win because even when the grocery stores near me where picked over they still had produce in abundance.

6. Dive into something you’re passionate about.

Get back into one of your hobbies. Now that you have more time on your hands you shouldn’t hesitate to do the things you love to do. This will help pass time tremendously.

7. Be physical and exercise if possible.

If you’re able to exercise at home, go for it. That being said, if you can’t even just walking will be a good place to start. There are, however, tons of workouts that can be done without equipment on YouTube. Pick one and keep active.

8. Journal about what you’re going through.

If you find that you really don’t have anything else to do. Journal about the things you’re going through right now. In the future looking back on these times will really blow you away.