🔑 3 keys to staying SANE right now 🔑
Get dressed in the morning.
Getting up and getting dressed is self-care. And, if you like, grab your new clearance leggings from the studio (check out the sale bins virtually)! When you make an effort to look like life will continue as normal, maybe you will start to feel that way (although I secretly hope the no-makeup routine could last forever).
Stay on schedule.
Speaking of routine….stick to one. Your new routine of watching Netflix in your pajamas doesn’t count. Set an alarm in the morning, and go to bed at a regular time. Get a workout, and in the absence of work (me too 😥) find an activity that adds meaning to life. Assuming this isn’t the end, you may eventually need to put on a bathing suit again. 👙🌞
Social isolation is hard–we are social creatures. Now more than ever we have to make a point of reaching out to other people, not just for their benefit, but for ours as well. Imagine you are normally at your workplace for eight hours. You might talk to two people at the water cooler, speak to your boss, have lunch with coworkers. Think of how many people you connect with every day. You will want to make at least this many phone calls. You can also use social media and talk to the neighbors (at 6 feet or more of course).
Social distancing is not isolation. Isolation is not really a thing unless you choose it. We are interconnected in more ways than we can imagine through the big wide Internet. And while in Pilates we are accustomed to lots of personal attention and touch, changes are upon us. While we pause to consider the best way to adapt to these events, here are some great resources you can use to keep up with your Pilates practice. No matter what you face each day, staying physically fit and healthy is always good for your mental health (it’s science!).
For us, teachers here at Absolute Pilates, a huge part of our life is currently missing (that’s YOU). So don’t be afraid to reach out and say hello.
Last but not least, we want to send some big love to our community who are in the healthcare sector, our doctors and nurses, all the love and respect for what you do.💙