How To Stay Calm & Keep A Cool Head During Movement Control Order

There’s such a lot of dread and vulnerability around the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Individuals all around the globe are thinking about it in various manners. In Malaysia, our Prime Minister had recently announced the extension of the Movement Control Order until April 14 to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

So a question that we all face is: How would we be able to be as calm and happy as we can be, to stay united and keep encouraging each other to keep a positive mindsetunder these circumstances? 

Research shows that well-rested people are better at fighting off viruses, other studies have found that the more you worry, the more vulnerable your body is to viruses, because stress can weaken your immune system. 

Related article: 5 Ways To  Take Care Of Your Mental Health During MCO

Meditate

Meditation apps are a great medicine to a mindfulness practice as they assist you with placing the power of mindfulness and calmness in the palm of your hand—anytime, anywhere. From breathing techniques, self-reflection, and learning how to be in charge of your fear and anxiety during this COVID-19 crisis, find these meditation apps on either iOS or Android to start practicing a stress-free life during social-distancing. 3 Mindfulness Apps To Help Practice Stress-Free & Better Sleep.

Eat a healthy balanced meal 

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It can sometimes feel as if we’re bombarded with information about the latest eating trend or buzzworthy ingredient. But good nutrition is really about having a well-rounded diet, and it’s easier to do than you may think. In fact, living a nutritious lifestyle can be easy and fun. 

Exercise, and get moving 

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The best at-home workouts don’t necessarily require a ton of equipment—or any equipment, atll—other than your own bodyweight and a simple application to guide you. That’s good news for many exercisers who may not have any equipment at home, especially after the closures of gyms and fitness studios. Apps like Nike Training, Workout For Women and Yoga are very much recommended. 

Get enough sleep 

Be consistent. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, including on the weekends. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing, and at a comfortable temperature. Remove electronic devices, such as TVs, computers, and smartphones, before you go to bed to avoid unnecessary, fake news about coronavirus to interrupt your resting time. 

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How comfortable you are at night, what temperature your body is at and how much light​ gets into your bedroom are just some of the factors that play a part for a soothing rest. It is time to create a sanctuary in your bedroom for a better everyday life. Making little changes in the bedroom often creates the biggest impact, ensuring you have a good night’s rest.

For more sleep inspiration and tips on how to improve your bedroom environment, visit IKEA.my to shop at the comfort from your own home. 

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