Life after lockdown
18 June 2020
For many of us, the past few months have been spent in the comfort of our homes. Away from work, friends and family, at a much slower pace than before. But, with restrictions beginning to tentatively lift, some people may be feeling a little anxious about returning to normal life.
Lockdown has been difficult on our bodies, both physically and mentally. That’s why at Willow Chiropractic, we are doing everything possible to support people who are struggling. This is the time to focus on our health and come out of lockdown fighting fit. Here are some tips on how to navigate through this season of change:
Maintain new-found good habits
We all had the opportunity to break the cycle and adopt new habits and behaviours, learn a new skill or take up a hobby during lockdown. As we start to return to normal, life will get busy again and taking care of your health is usually the bottom of the priority list. However, try to maintain some of the positive habits from lockdown, whether that’s exercising or cooking healthy meals at home, keep your health priority. You will reap the rewards long-term.
Listening to and honouring your body
Prioritize what’s best for your body. Embrace rest days and gentle movement. Keep going on walks, take breaks from work to stretch for 10 minutes and try to end most nights with a gentle yoga flow. It’s important to listen to your body and give it what it needs. Your body will thank you for it, especially when the world returns to its usual hustle and bustle.
Meeting family and friends
Meeting loved ones we haven’t seen for weeks, except virtually, is likely to be the first thing many of us will want to do. Make the most of this opportunity to spend more time than ever with friends and family, and value it. Continue to love, appreciate and embrace the great outdoors, meet up for walks and bike rides.
Getting life back on track
Getting our lives back on track after lockdown will be both exciting and daunting for many of us. While we will find ourselves needing to embrace new ways of living and working, it’s important to stay positive and view the lifting of lockdown as one step on the road back to how we wish to live.
Remember, for you to be your best self with your family, friends and work during a time like this, you need to take care of number one. It’s difficult to embrace lockdown restrictions being lifted if you are tired, in pain or unable to focus.
At Willow Chiropractic we aim to make a meaningful and lasting impact on your health and quality of life by relieving you of pain and enabling you to live your life to the full. We believe in natural healing and the body’s ability to heal itself. By gently realigning your spine over time and thereby reconnecting and maintaining the integrity of your nervous system, healing takes place.
Our goal is to get you feeling and moving better as quickly as possible, by fixing whatever is causing your pain, so that you can get back to doing the things you want or need to do.