Founder of La Maison Wellness and former St Germain and Bacardi brand ambassador Cami Vidal gives us her tips for looking after you wellbeing during the coronoavirus crisis
Smile, move, connect.
Lose hope, disconnect with people and use alcohol as escapism.
We don't have to be in the same room to stay connected and support each other, so reach out, FaceTime a friend or family and make sure you stay connected.
The power of the breath is incredible. A few moments of conscious breathing, taking deep breaths or practising box breathing (inhale for the count of four, hold the breath in for the count of four, exhale for the count of four, hold the breath out for the count of four) really help calm your nervous system down and lower your anxiety.
Keep a routine
I know its hard when everything is up in the air, but keeping a routine will help keep your mind on track.
Often we feel like exercising has to be big, a 10km run minimum or intense two-hour gym session... 'Go big or go home' they say, right?
Well, you are home and actually there are plenty ways for you to keep active and fit through this isolation period. Look online, there are so many online classes as well as live classes from amazing fitness, yoga and pilates teachers.
It also might be a great opportunity for you to try something new in the comfort of your home, something you've never done before because you didn't feel like going toa studio with other people looking at you. (They don't look at you by the way that's just in your head!)
Be mindful with food and drink
It's easy to use food as a comfort and alcohol as escapism but be mindful of the impact it will have on your body and your mind. Binge eating, drinking and Netflixing for days will, for sure, make you feel crap with less motivation and a negative mindset.
So try and be more aware of what you put in your body and make sure it has a positive impact.
Maybe you could try learning how to cook new, healthier dishes that you often don't have the time to cook with the hours you do, maybe it's learning more about mindful drinking and maybe some lower abv cocktails at home or a nice glass of wine before Skyping friends or family to have a chat.
Reach out, ask what they need, tell them what you need, brainstorm ideas, this really difficult situation is forcing us to find new ways and be creative and most importantly to do it as a community. Together we are stronger.