Healing through COVID-19 [take action]
This by far has been the oddest start to a year, let alone a decade. In the midst of the COVID-19 chaos and as I turned 37 on Monday, I have been reflecting a lot on what this all means for me, you and the world around us.
Life gives us exactly what we need when we need it, we just have to be open to receive it.
The recent events are forcing change. They are forcing us to change the way we look at the world, the way we look at our health and what we prioritize in our lives.
What’s important to you?
For some it has been toilet paper and for others it’s been making sure they have high quality food in the fridge.
While I was re-evaluating my priorities with the recent full moon on March 9th (noted as a day to release things), the intention I set was…
“I let go of busy-ness to hold space for my intuition, creativity, health & happiness”
Little did I know the COVID-19 situation would explode just a few days later and it seems this is exactly what it’s calling us to do…
- Slow down
- Let go of being busy
- Look inward instead of out
- Be with yourself and those closest to you
- Practice patience and hold space for health
- Take time to create and contemplate what is really important
Interestingly, these are also basic practices that help you to build and maintain your health, and they were pivotal parts of my health journey that helped me to reverse Hashimotos, balance my hormones, restore my energy and get back to my ideal body.
Part of the reason why people get sick is because we are so busy. Think about how many times you or people you know have…
- Come to work sick
- Pushed through the pain
- And kept going till burn out
All because there was “too much to do.” And all of which suppresses your immune system, making you susceptible to the common cold, flu, chronic illness and pandemic type viruses such as COVID-19.
Your body can only heal in a relaxed state.
If you’re always on-the-go, when does your body have time to heal and to strengthen its defenses?
While being quarantined to your home doesn’t sound like the most ideal situation, maybe it’s what we all need right now in order to not only prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, but to also allow a deep healing to happen that we wouldn’t have otherwise permitted.
In this week’s video and blog, I’m giving you tips to help you make the most of this Coronavirus situation so you can come out of it healthier than ever before!
Word on the street is the people with the highest risk for contracting Coronavirus are immunocompromised.
Immunocompromised simply means having a weakened immune system, it doesn’t mean you have to have a more chronic illness such as an autoimmune condition. In fact, a weakened immune system can occur over time from the accumulation of simple stressors such as:
- Mental or emotional stress
- Eating low quality foods or drinking alcohol
- Going to bed late or not sleeping through the night
- Toxins you’re exposed to at home, work or in your food and products
- Over exercising when you’re already stressed or exhausted
Here are my top 5 tips for boosting immunity and building health:
- Avoid inflammatory and toxic foods such as gluten, dairy, sugar, soy and alcohol
- Be asleep by 10pm OR earlier – every hour before 12pm is worth 2 hours of rest
- Move your body daily at a moderate intensity to break a sweat without overdoing it
- Do the 557 breath 10x before meals – inhale for 5 seconds, hold for 5 and exhale for 7
- Get outside daily for fresh air and sunlight to boost detoxification and balance your body’s natural rhythm
Doing these things doesn’t take much time, energy or resources so even if you are quarantined they are within your reach and doable.
And if I was to pick ONE thing for you to focus on right now out of all of them, it would be sleep. We have to learn to value sleep more than diet and exercise, especially during times like these. With everything being closed at the moment, there’s no reason to go out and stay up late.
Getting to bed before 10pm positively impacts your immune system, hormone balance, energy, and overall health on a huge scale.
To help keep you motivated, focused on your health and accountable to getting proper sleep, I’m going to be hosting a sleep challenge on my Instagram and Facebook next week that you can participate in. All you have to do is follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook.
In addition to the challenge, I’ll be posting regular tips, resources and bits of inspiration you can use to support your health.
I want to be a resource and of service to you during this time. Please don’t hesitate to message me if you need a word of advice, encouragement or resources to help you support your health.
This too shall pass and we’ll get through it together.