We are going through uncertain times right now. There’s a person out there struggling to stay home, unemployed, scared of experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and dealing with the scarcity of necessary supplies (such as toilet paper, Thanks Panic Buyers!) while trying to stay healthy. Any one of these things brings an enormous amount of stress to your body. The truth is that stress can send you to the hospital faster than the coronavirus can. So, the next time you feel anxious; Turn off the TV and take the time to READ, REST, and RELAX.
READ: Scrolling through Instagram, and watching TV can be exhausting. This is the perfect time to read about a beautiful love story, becoming a successful business owner, or a juicy autobiography. I finished reading “More Than Enough” by Elaine Welteroth. This book explores Elaine’s journey of growing up as a biracial kid in California to becoming the first black editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue.
REST: There’s a false narrative going around that sleep is the cousin to death, or that successful people don’t sleep. In actuality, you are doing more harm than good by skipping out on your rest. Sleep strengthens your immune system and combats infections in your body. Why else do you think your doctor advise rest along with your prescription?
RELAX: Stress can increase your heart rate and cause your body to deteriorate. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about this pandemic! Why not pamper yourself instead? When was the last time you allocate time for yourself? This past weekend I did my nails for the first time since February using Deco Miami vegan nail polish. Also, I kicked back and relaxed while wearing Pacifica Mattify Prep Facial Mask and listening to 90’s R&B.
Try not to consume yourself with frequent updates of the coronavirus. Instead, take some time to READ, REST, and RELAX.
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