15 Ways to Stay Grounded During a Pandemic
Itruly find it puzzling how throughout this pandemic, with all the governing and medical bodies around the world speaking “at” us, no one speaks of the basics. I mean no one. Or, their voices are simply not heard, because their voices are not part of the mainstream narrative.
So many are suffering terribly from anxiety, loneliness, and crippling fear. Many marriages have or are in the process of falling apart. There are domestic abuses towards spouses as well as children. This has not been easy for so many globally and I am not oblivious to this. Now, governing bodies are scrambling to find more funds to help those in need with mental health issues — reacting.
This right here is likely the most obvious, clear-cut demonstration of the great divide between the conventional healthcare system and the holistic/preventative/functional healthcare system.
If you look at all my business social media channels, I probably look pretty happy, right? I am doing my best over here. Compared to the masses and with my little voice, I am trying to speak my truth and demonstrate how one can emulate a life that supports health and wellness using a preventative approach.
What does this preventative approach mean?
- It means not eating out regularly and cooking at home as often as you can. If not now when most of us work from home, when? It doesn’t have to be complicated.
- It means not indulging in all the fast food, despite the inundation of fast food commercials saying that they are in it with us. They are not —this type of processed food contributes to diabetes, inflammation, and many diseases.
- Engage in a meditation or mindfulness practice daily to help manage stress. Meditation changes the brain and can help with quality sleep.
- Make quality sleep a priority in your life. When you sleep well, the body and mind heal.
- Breathe. This goes hand-in-hand with mindfulness and breathing properly through the nose is essential to good health for many reasons. Check out the 4-7-8 method, box breathing, or the Wim Hof method. Learn to do a combination of these different methods to see what works for you.
- Get out in nature every single day. Nature is healing.
- Exercise daily. You can’t be healthy mentally without moving your body physically.
- Eat whole, real, unprocessed foods, organic where possible, 80% of the time. Vote with your dollar. Support local. Support clean animal protein methods (regenerative, traditional farming methods) vs factory farming. Find a small, local grocery store that carries quality products at decent prices. Buy your animal protein direct from farmers who provide a humane and natural environment for their animals.
- Clean your home with products free from harsh chemicals that can affect your health. Since most of us are working from home, make sure it’s a non-toxic home. Studies have shown the air inside our homes can be toxic. What you use inside makes a difference. Invest in a good HEPA filter and open windows regularly.
- Use non-toxic products for your personal care products. If you’re not sure, ask an expert or ask the company about their ingredients. Many of these ingredients can be disrupting to our health and hormones. Check out Episode 29 Part 1 and Part 2 of my podcast for more information on this topic.
- Lower EMF Radiation within your home and wear blue light blocking glasses when working on your computer – this goes for your kids too. I have also recorded a recent podcast on this topic.
- Take the time to engage in a spiritual gratitude practice. This doesn’t have to do with religion, but can if that’s what you believe. Gratitude changes your outlook in life.
- If you love to write, journal daily.
- Take high-quality supplements for your specific needs – work with a practitioner!
- Be with the people you love and trust within your circle. Enjoy the social interaction. Hug one another. Don’t isolate yourself — people are not the enemy.
I have had moments of unclarity throughout the pandemic as there are many challenges to starting a small business at the age of 49.
The above is my formula, and this is what I have found works in order to remain balanced, clear and positive. When you read the points, it may seem like a lot, but it really isn’t. It’s about getting back to the basics — once you start, it just becomes second nature.
If you need help, work with a holistic health practitioner. Turn off the news and gain your knowledge through people you trust. Surround yourself with good energy and practices that can actually help you.
via vista magazine