[:en]Practicing self care and staying calm is as important as ever. Taking small daily actions to take care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you manage stressful times.
We hope these tips help bring some calm into your day to day lives.
Stay physically active.
Keeping up with your physical health can help boost your mood during times of uncertainty. Go for a walk outside, practice yoga, or join a virtual workout class at home through Peloton, Daily Burn, or Gymondo.
Test out new recipes.
For some, the act of cooking can be meditative and help ease the mind. Take some time for yourself or get the whole family involved by trying these easy recipes from NYT Cooking.
Listen to (or play) music.
Music has a tremendous ability to soothe and relax our minds and bodies. Put on a relaxing playlist, sing your favorite song, or create your own tunes. USA Today has released 100 songs to help lift your spiritstake a listen!
Chat with family, friends, and colleagues.
Research has shown that social support can make you more resilient to stress. Call, text, or video chat with your family and friends. Just because youre social distancing doesnt mean that you cant connect.
Read something new.
A study from the University of Sussex found that reading can reduce stress up to 68%. Use this time to read a new novel, catch up on articles youve been meaning to read, or learn about a new topic. New York Magazine suggests these books to read while youre at home.[:]