February 28, the first case is confirmed, and from that moment until today, the number only rises and with it, stress, loss of sleep, and tiredness that gradually increases.
However, in these days of confinement, I have also learned a lot about myself and especially how to improve my days in this quarantine. The most important thing is that I found a formula to better fall asleep, and I want to share it with you. I hope it works for you as it has helped me in recent days. Remember that today, it is easier to deal with than worry and that dozens of things are out of our control, think about solving those that are in your control.
Establish a routine
It is complicated because the routine becomes going to the kitchen, the bathroom, the living room, the workplace, and thus multiple occasions. But what I’m going for is that you know that you start working from 9 to 2, you take the time to eat, and from 3 to 7 you continue with your work. This will help you to be more disciplined in areas such as food, rest, free time, etc. Try it little by little, and check the results periodically.
Meditation has been key
It may sound very hackneyed, and everyone is on that trend, but after “getting sick” 10 times from COVID-19 in less than 35 days, I got fed up with being on that cycle and decided to go back to meditation. Believe me; it has been one of the strongest elements in this routine that I have tried. Staying in control of the mind, understanding that we cannot plan and only live today, and disconnect my mind before sleeping has allowed me to go from sleeping for periods of 1: 30-2h per night to being able to fall asleep 6 hours in a row. We are already winning! No?
Activate your body
I am a person who loves to exercise, put me on whatever it is, and I am happy. And today I must tell you that the exercise routine has been one of the key points to say to my mind: “Calm down please, we are healthy and strong,” and that message is transmitted to the whole body and thus, the release of chemical substances Good, counteracts the bad that comes from stress, anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. You do not need to do hours and hours; with 30min a day, you will notice a change.
Take a walk outside.
Don’t get me wrong, what I’m going to do is that after being in a vicious circle of fear, I only went out to the garage to receive parcels. First, because I did not have an ideal mask to go out and second because sadly, I see people who go through life as if this virus was not a real thing. IT’S REAL AND SPREADS FASTER THAN ANY OTHER! In the end, last week, at Ren’s insistence, I went for a walk on an empty street 90m long, there I did hundreds of turns, and beyond boredom, my mind rested, my body was revitalized and that conjugated to finish the day with a lot of mental balance and what do you think, another cycle of 6 hours of sleep.