Make your home a stress-free zone

Published March 9, 2021, 2:34 AM

by Manila Bulletin

With limited ways to safely destress, more people are beginning to shoulder the prolonged tension of the pandemic on their bodies and minds. The monotony of a quarantine lifestyle can make it especially difficult to unwind at the end of the day.

Here are some tips to help you maximize energy, root out restlessness, and get some much-needed R&R while staying safe in the midst of quarantine:

Stay active

Move more, sit less. Work up a sweat and wake up your body for a jolt of energy that can last you through the day. Even light exercise can help boost your overall mood, improve your memory, and ensure that you’re ready to sleep well when nighttime comes.

Whether you join an online fitness class, walk around your neighborhood, climb a flight of stairs, or just jog in place, you can enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle at home.

Upgrade your mattress

It’s impossible to get a good night’s sleep if your mattress is not giving you the right support and comfort. The wrong bed can keep you tossing and turning all night, preventing you from finding a comfortable position.

A mattress that’s too soft can initially provide comfort but lacks the proper support, leading to back pain and other orthopedic problems. On the other hand, a stiff mattress won’t be flexible enough to adapt to your specific body type.

As the leading mattress manufacturer in the world, Sealy Posturepedic provides comfort and support. Its patented spring technology, perfected over a span of 140 years, is the most advanced spring system within the mattress industry.

It’s impossible to get a good night’s sleep if your mattress is not giving you the right support and comfort.

You can choose from a wide collection of orthopedic mattresses and five-star hotel bed sets. For those who like their tech products, Sealy Philippines also carries the only spring adjustable bed system in the country.

Sealy’s adjustable bed system

Stick to a schedule

Find a daily routine that makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning, and leaves you satisfied and ready to climb back in at night.

While you’re at home, focus on activities that you can achieve and practice consistently. This could be as simple as eating a full breakfast, stretching before the workday, or reading a chapter of a book every night.

As you maintain a day-to-day schedule that works for you, you’ll become more efficient in accomplishing your tasks, leaving you ample time to rest and enjoy simple pleasures.

 Start a passion project

This may be the perfect moment for you to put your passion into action. With free time and headspace, dive into what helps you relieve stress and express yourself comfortably.

Take this opportunity to set your goals, learn a new skill, build a small business, or jumpstart the tasks you’ve been putting off for months.

Celebrate small wins

Being stuck at home with no new stimuli can be a mind-numbing experience, especially when endured for a prolonged duration of time. Make sure to celebrate small victories to keep you engaged and motivated throughout the day.

Were you able to finish your work task on time? Have a scoop of ice-cream. Reached your goal of 10,000 steps in a day? Take a long, luxurious bath. Finally start a new hobby? Celebrate by sleeping in this weekend.

The goal is to reward your success, so you have something to look forward to every time you accomplish it – no matter how small it may be.