Good news: vaccine rates are starting to go up, which, hopefully, will spur the beginning of the end of the pandemic. But, it’s not over yet, and many of us are still feeling the mental and physical fatigue of the fight we’ve all been in the midst of for the last 18+ months. Are you ready to regain your energy so that you can safely and confidently reenter a post-pandemic world? It’s time to prepare. Here are a few tips to put you at the top of your game.
Tackle your personal medical issues.
Virtually every adult has some physical issue that bothers them on a daily basis. This could be something as simple as poor vision or mild arthritis to more pressing concerns, like cancer or depression. Whatever your worry, contact your doctor or healthcare advisor to work out a plan on how to regain control. If you suffer with IBS, chronic digestive issues, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, or other digestive disorder, the Digestive Wellness Program at Revival Nutrition And Health can help you overcome the feelings of being sick and tired all the time. If chronic pain is a concern, talk to your healthcare provider about beginning an exercise regimen. While more research on the correlation between physical activity and pain reduction is still needed, exercising can improve your overall health and flexibility.
Manage money matters.
Almost universally, the pandemic created economic concerns for both people and businesses. While we have largely adapted, many of us still do not have the income we had before COVID. When money is a serious source of stress and strain, look for ways to improve your personal economics. Refinancing your home is one option. According to Redfin, you might get a lower interest rate and smaller mortgage, free up cash in equity, or be able to consolidate debt with a cash-out option. You can cut the cable cord, look for a less expensive cell phone provider, or start a side hustle to earn extra money until your paychecks are stable once again. If you choose the latter, you might even find a career that will lend to your health and happiness.
Change your makeup.
If you’re getting ready to reenter the workforce after a forced hiatus, you may be dreading your previously lengthy morning routine. Now that you’ve been working remotely for the last year, you’ve likely quit wearing makeup, and you probably have no desire to visit Sephora again. But, if you want to look put together and feel confident as you walk out the door, consider changing your makeup to a more natural look. A coat of primer, tinted moisturizer, and powder coupled with lip gloss and a coat of mascara gives you a professional face in 10 minutes or less.
Start socializing again.
The COVID-19 vaccine has made social events possible once again. This is especially important for seniors who benefit the most from time with friends and family. However, no matter your age, being around people can improve your mental health and increase your quality of life. Not to mention, socialization can help to boost your immunity while improving your overall cognitive functioning.
The world doesn’t look and feel like it did before “coronavirus” became a word we use each day. That doesn’t mean that we can’t emerge into this new world happy, healthy, and ready to take on whatever challenges may lie ahead. As we get ready to face what is hopefully the last phase of the pandemic, taking care of yourself will give you your best shot at making it through unscathed and ready for the world in 2022 and beyond.
Guest Blog Post by Marjorie McMillian. Today’s blog is just one of many great resources brought to you by Revival Nutrition And Health. Still need more information? Call 512.689.0169 to speak with Cecili today.