If you’ve been staying at home during the pandemic, it’s easy to get a little bit stressed or, at the very least, feel bored. After all, we’re spending our time with the same faces every day with limited options to go out and have fun. Everyone reacts differently to uncertainty. Some disconnect from friends and family. Others binge-watch for days on end. Whatever your coping mechanism, keep in mind that it’s okay to feel this way.
Fortunately, there are easy things you can do to relax during these difficult times. Doing so will help you unwind, stay happy, and restore your wellness. Below we share some practical ideas to destress, relax, and find motivation with K-Chill!
1. Get it done!
As the saying goes, “Tomorrow never comes.” Don’t postpone your tasks to the following day. Complete your job as soon as you can! Procrastination can have a damaging effect on your wellness, and the idea of completing a job tomorrow can be stressful.
Our new K-Chill Coffee is the perfect blend of real coffee and natural kratom, combined to give you the FOCUS, ENERGY, AND DRIVE you need to give you that boost in the morning! It is the first of it’s kind and it absolutely does not disappoint. Try it in Mocha or Vanilla Toffee Caramel.
2. Support and connect with those you love
Being empathetic of others can be beneficial to you as much as them, so try to be a little bit more mindful of other people’s worries, concerns, and feelings at this time.
Try to stay in touch with your family and friends. So many of us need a shoulder to lean on. For example, if someone you know lost their job, reach out, and be their pillar of strength. Use video conferencing apps available for phones, computers, and tablets to communicate often. Research has shown that social engagement can make us more resilient to stress and, ultimately, happier!
If you’re feeling worn out after a long day inside the house, consider doing some meditation. Not only does it help cleanse your mind from all the stress of the pandemic, but it also gives your body an instant boost of energy.
Take a deep breath to relax. Pay attention to your breathing as you inhale and exhale. Imagine that your mind is going blank and focus on emptying your thoughts.
A simple 30-minute meditation is all you need to de-stress. Need a supplement to help you along and take your meditation to the next level? Kratom supplements, like K-Chill, can help you to relax and relieve stress in a natural and healthy way.
4. Listen to (or play) some music.
Studies show that singing (or listening to music) improves people’s sense of belonging and mental acuity.
We get it-you’re not much of a musician unless you’re in the shower. Time to change that mentality! Turn up the volume, warm up to the music, and sing along. Pay close attention to the beat, and let your worries fade away. Music has a calming effect on nerves and works to improve your mood in an instant!
5. Practice new recipes
If you’re a food lover, this is the time to get adventurous and try out some new recipes. Pick one recipe a day to learn. Focus on plant-based recipes to get essential vitamins from the food on your plate. Research shows that foods with Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, and Folate can have a nourishing effect on your mind. Your family will most certainly be grateful for the variety, too! Check out our other blog posts to get some recipes you can try using our K-Chill kratom products!
Try our Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl Recipe by mixing in a blender:
1/2 frozen Banana
1/2 cup frozen Mango
1/2 cup Pineapple
1/2 of an Avocado
1 tsp K-Chill Powder
1 cup Oat Milk
Top with sliced banana, coconut, and chia seeds
6. Enjoy the breeze
Fresh air can help deflect your thoughts from the ongoing situation, bolstering your mental well-being in the process. If you have a patio or porch in the backyard, take a seat and try to unwind. Alternatively, open the window and practice some deep and consistent breathing. Oxygen is thought to raise the serotonin levels released in the body, allowing maximum relaxation and happiness. Better still, you can relax with a K-Chill relaxation shot as you enjoy the breeze!
7. Explore your creative self
New research shows getting creative can help decompress, even if you suck at it. Delegate just 45 minutes of your daily schedule to connect with your artistic side. Try playing a new musical instrument, painting, drawing, baking, sewing, or even dancing. Don’t focus too much on the end product—the idea here is to enjoy yourself.
8. Take a “day-cation”
These past 12 months have taken their toll on everyone. To ensure you don’t lose yourself in the mayhem, take a day-cation. This is when you do nothing but eat, drink, sleep, and simply do what makes you happy. Better yet, stay away from the news and switch off your phone. Carving out some alone time for yourself is beneficial to your mood and overall productivity.
9. Try some yoga sessions.
Are you feeling stiff from sitting on the couch all day? Consider doing yoga. Not only does it replenish your physical batteries, but research has shown that yoga can reduce stress and anxiety, boost mental wellness, and give some feel-good vibes.
There are countless yoga videos to explore on YouTube. All you have to do is download them and try the stretches at your convenience. By joining a yoga class, you distract your mind from all kinds of stressors resulting from the pandemic.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by this new reality, it’s perfectly okay to decompress. Drink. Relax. Be Happy. Check out our Kratom products at www.k-chill.com. It’s super affordable to buy K-chill and so worth it once you experience the benefits of kratom. Stay relaxed, live the moment, and clear up your mind. Do everything you can to unwind, and know you’ll be okay no matter what this pandemic throws at you!