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Covid 19, & our overall wellbeing

March 18, 2020

 

 

 

Dear Beautiful People

 

I hope this blog finds you in a state of ease, especially during this unprecedented time of global unrest and uncertainty.

We have had a lot of advice on how to keep ourselves safe and family protected by limiting contact with others and to practising social distancing. While these measures are in place to help reduce the spread of the virus, there are knock-on consequences, such as the impact on our emotional and mental wellbeing. 

Stress and anxiety can have a detrimental effect on the way our immunity functions, as it causes the body to produce more cortisol. If you are feeling particularly stressed or anxious, try a couple of these strategies bellow to help reduce stress.

 

Focus on your passions

Perhaps this is an excellent time to focus on some of your personal passions and get reacquainted with your personal interest.  Start writing, reading, video editing whatever it is that you love. For example. I used to write poetry, and since having children and starting a business, I haven't had time to indulge in this passion. Yesterday I paused, picked up my pen and notepad, and it was magical.

Schedule regular exercise

Just 30 minutes a day of light training will help your body to better process stress. So, whether you go for a run, brisk walk, practise yoga or Pilates, find some calm in getting moving.

Music and Dancing helps

I like to think that music is our way of decorating time, and dance is our way of decorating space. So whatever your genre of choice, pull the tunes out and get moving research shows that music  and movement can be a vital tool in stress management.

 

Pay attention to what you are eating

Yes, the supermarkets are crazy at the moment, and grocery shopping is more stressful than ever.  So, while loo roll seems to be on everyone’s list of priorities, don’t forget to stock up on your fruits, veggies and superfoods.  While it can be tempting to eat emotionally, with unhealthy foods, remember that sugary and processed foods don’t make the stress better, but they can impact your health. Eating healthy will help to power up your immune system, so your body is better prepared if it needs to fight off a viral invasion

Here is a list of foods known to help boost the immunity

  • Citrus fruits

  • Blueberry

  • Broccoli

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Spinach

  • Kale .

 

Meditate

Meditation is excellent and helps to initiate the bodies relaxation response. Simply taking time to pause and rest the mind can be enough to feel better in the moment.

 

Look good, feel good

As black women, we all know that having our hair washed, hydrated and styled can help you to feel better in yourself. So, while society slows, and adjusts to this temporary change, take the time to pamper yourself.  To help spread the message of wellbeing, we have slashed the price of our bestsellers. Use Code 'wellbeing' to get 30% off our entire range .

 

Finally, stay well, stay present. Take each day  one step at a time, we will get through this.

We have endured more!

 

 

Kam X

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