Ways to Stay Calm During Quarantine (2021): Candles, Plants, and Other Tips

It is important to pay attention to your mental health during this time, but you should also pay adequate attention to your body.

work out

Some people workout to relieve stress and feel calm. I am not one of those people, but I take their word for it. WIRED senior writer Adrian called a guide together How to work from home It will also help to get the most lazy and most out of shape (me).

If doing workouts seems more stress-inducing than stress-relieving, but you still want to be active to some extent, try Yoga. It takes away my stress and helps in building muscle.

Whether your muscles are aching from working or you have been on your computer for the 100th consecutive day Theragun Can help you recover. We tested most of the company’s new lineup to find our favorites Theragun Elite ($ 400) Coming out on top. It is not cheap, but has the quietest motor and an ergonomic handle to hit hard-to-reach places. For a more affordable option, we also like Sharper Image’s Powerboost Deep Tissue Massager.

Clear your mind

Meditation is an extremely beneficial tool for feeling calm. We are constantly plugging in what is going on in the world, and it is up to us right now. Setting aside time to meditate, quietly with your phone, will give you at least a few minutes of peace.

All you need to meditate effectively is yourself and a quiet place. But it can be difficult to shut down your thoughts and focus on the task at hand, so there are tools to help you get started. Headspace app (Ios And Android) Has an easy beginner course and a decent free library of guided meditation. Unplugged (Ios And Android) Does not have a free version, but a seven-day trial. Both have super short courses, perfect for those times when you are in dire need of a colddown.

I love Core Meditation Trainer ($ 150), A small device that uses vibration to help focus your mind and breath as its connected app walks you through practices. Unfortunately, it’s expensive (and unlimited access to the app costs extra), especially for an activity that doesn’t really need the goods.

For full-body reset, try one Acupressure mat From this bundle Nail bed ($ 180). Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but instead of needles it uses firm plastic plates – or “nails.” This is much less scary than it sounds. The pressure of those nails release endorphins into the body. Although I cannot confirm this, it has helped in reducing my stress.

Try tarot

Whenever I feel cheated, I get to read my cards to give myself some clarity. Tarot It is what you make of it – it can be a calm and spiritual (however you define it) experience, especially if you have encountered something heavy. It is not a crystal ball.

Reading your card by a professional is a great experience, but you can also learn the ropes yourself. This is not going to be easy, but if someone keeps a tarot deck, never mind devoting many hours to learning these and outsiders to find out if you can’t go out for non-essayistic reasons. Was the right time.

If you want to start with a physical deck, I recommend Classic Rider White Deck ($ 20). It is the easiest to learn, to which most resources refer. If you’ve already done the basics below and want to explore other, more beautiful decks, these are my favorites: