I was interviewed by Laurelee Roark, co-author of It’s Not About Food for her podcast. We discussed the topic of compassion as it relates to body image, disordered eating and pregnancy loss. listen here
This challenging time is an opportunity to remember to be more compassionate with ourselves as we grief our lives before the pandemic. So many people all over the world are feeling stressed and out of control.
Here are 10 recommendations to increase compassion and manage stress during coronavirus:
- Create a routine but also plan something different for each day.
- Meditation and breathing are especially helpful to decrease stress and help you stay in the present.
- Move your body to decrease anxiety. Consider incorporating stretching, yoga, walking, dance or any exercise you enjoy that you can do safely.
- Enjoy some fresh air and sunshine each day.
- Find opportunities to be creative.
- Stay connected to loved ones by phone and video chat. There are also many support groups available online.
- Eat regular meals and nourish your body. Remember to drink plenty of water.
- Get extra sleep and don’t watch the news before bed.
- Remember to laugh and find your sense of humor. Watch a comedy show or read a funny blog.
- Reach out if you need extra support. This pandemic is an opportunity to re-evaluate what is meaningful in your life. You don’t have to feel alone.