How to Stay Active When Sad
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, staying motivated is becoming harder. Remaining positive when our future looks bleak can be delusional. But regardless of the events around you staying motivated and active is the key to living a healthy and happy life. We cannot let the days pass us by in a blur. Get up and switch up your routine by introducing some fresh new activities to your day-to-day.
A perfect way of getting started is by setting short achievable goals or snack-sized goals! A snack-size goal can be like dancing for 20 minutes in your room three times a week while watching your favorite YouTube videos. If 20 minutes seems like too long, then break it down even further. Whatever goal you set is up to you, make sure you’re doing something you love, that you write it down and place it somewhere as a daily reminder. According to neuroscience, writing down your goals will make you even more likely to achieve them!
If you want to make the new plan stick, find an accountability partner nearby, like a nurse or a friend! By having someone who cares about you holding you accountable, you’re even more likely to succeed. Remember that regardless of what you do or how you do it, the most critical part about goal setting is your discipline and sense of growth. If you miss a day, do not throw in the towel, start again tomorrow. So, take some time for self-care and reward yourself whenever you reach a milestone, it will keep you healthy, happy, and full of joy.
If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care immediately. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or busy areas. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this winter season from our team at OurSeniors.org.