We have to take care of ourselves and promote healthy practices to our youth and young people. Outside of the CDC recommendations i.e. self-quarantine, washing your hands, not touching your face…there are practices and consistencies that are pivotal for mental and physical health.
- Go outside. Many of our leaders suggest a walk outside is an excellent way for us to keep good mental and physical health.
- Build a routine. While staying home it is easy to let the days meld together, which makes routines necessary for this time. There is nothing wrong with staying in or pajamas every once in a while, but it will help leaders and students if we make a routine that helped us not create a sedentary lifestyle.
- Read a book. These books don’t need to heavy theology of even the news. Read sci-fi, young adult novel, or even comic book. Try to promote rest.
- Exercise/Yoga. Working out releases endorphins that helps mental and physical health. There are several YouTube videos that lead in yoga routines and practices.
- Journal. It is hard to get your alone time if you are in a full house with younger siblings, journaling can create a space of reflection and self-realization.
- Drink Water. Your body needs water to function, please. Emphasizes drinking water everyday to keep hydrated.
- Have Fun. Ultimately, we need to have fun, we need to laugh, we need to create and find hope in a scary time.