Thinking outside of the box during covid 19

I fully appreciate you will have received lots of information about how to cope during this challenging time. However, I thought I’d let you know a few things that I am doing, and which you may find useful to protect yourself and those around you at this challenging time with the Covid-19 virus.

1. Use an aromatherapy diffuser
Diffuse essential oils that are known for their anti-viral and immune system boosting properties. These include: lemon, eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, frankincense, tea tree, cinnamon and lemongrass

A diffuser creates a healthy environment. Diffusing the right oils can create an antimicrobial and antibacterial environment that eradicates airborne bacteria in your home.

If you’d like some ideas for blends do let me know.

Aromatherapy oil diffuser may help with stress
Yoga can help with stress and anxiety

2. Yoga
Yoga helps lower stress hormones that compromise the immune system, while also conditioning the lungs and respiratory tract, stimulating the lymphatic system
to rid toxins from the body, and bringing oxygenated blood to the various organs to ensure their optimal function …. Yoga works on everything.

3. Eat healthily
To give your body the right fuel to protect itself. I’m not an expert so you could consult (via the internet of course!) a nutritionist, but there is also a plethora of information on line and in the main just be sensible. Avoid alcohol as, sadly, it can weaken your immune system and make the body more susceptible to infections.

4. Try not to worry.
This is not meant to sound like a cliché! The current situation is not ideal, but our immune system doesn’t work as well when we are anxious or stressed.

The current situation may not be ours by choice and we may find it frustrating but, having had it thrust upon us, try to look at it positively. Enjoy the peace and slower pace of life. Take time to drink in a view (from your window or on a walk), read that book (or finish it!). Be kind to yourself. There are many harder things to be doing than having to stay at home for a while.

I saw this recently and thought it was a bit of a reality check:


Don’t be a stranger. It can be lonely at home for a long period of time (for me too!). If you’d like to get in touch, it would be lovely to hear from you.

Stay safe and well.

Many thanks for reading.

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