As we pass the two-month mark of quarantine, our feelings of anxiety and stress may have become a little more than we can bear. With South Florida businesses reopening and individuals trying to navigate next steps, prioritizing our mental health is absolutely essential. This Mental Health Awareness month, we’re sharing five easy ways to cope with stress, so you and your family can reintroduce peace and tranquility into your lives.
1. Create a routine and stick to it
Whether it’s waking up at the same time every day or exercising after work, routines give us a sense of comfort and control. For many work-from-home professionals and parents, lunch and breaks in a different space than where you work, can provide a bit of the work-life balance you’re dreaming of. You may even want to get the kids on a routine as well! With summer vacation right around the corner, designating time for passion projects, learning something new, having fun, and relaxing is the key to boosting your mood and motivation.
2. Stress less with nutritious food choices
Now, before you start planning your next grocery run, it’s important to remember that a proper diet takes baby steps. Start with what you already have – many of your favorite fruits, veggies, and carbs help reduce cortisol levels and relieve stress. Also, make sure to keep these healthy foods within sight, so you can narrow your options and avoid reaching for something unhealthy. If you live in one of Lennar’s Urbana Townhomes or Condos in Doral, incorporating nutritious dishes into your day-to-day routine is especially easy with the spacious chef-inspired kitchen and stainless steel appliances – part of Lennar’s Everything’s Included® package.
3. Put self-care first
Between everyday worries and widespread uncertainty, it may seem impossible to consider self-care a priority. However, it may be exactly what you need to feel at ease. Living in Campo Bello, a community of Twin-Homes and Single-Family Homes in Miami, gives you plenty of opportunities to discover new forms of self-care. Imagine: mastering yoga poses in your over-sized backyard, pampering yourself in your indulgent master bath, or playing board games with the kids on your open-concept first floor. Adding a few minutes of self-care to your schedule will give you that extra pick-me-up to keep going.
4. Quiet your worries with meditation
When was the last time you experienced complete and utter silence? Most professionals, parents, and even children struggle to clear their minds of everyday distractions. So, whether it’s five minutes or forty, meditating may be the solution to help you center your thoughts, improve your focus, and enjoy more restful sleep. Satori, a community of lakefront Estate Homes in Miami Lakes, is full of tranquil gardens, soothing water features, winding walking paths, plentiful green spaces, and meditation benches to encourage daily mindfulness, indoors and out.
5. Stay connected with friends and family
These days, we’re certainly experiencing a lack of human connection. However, on the bright side, the current circumstances have inspired new and creative ways to reach out virtually and connect with those we love. Lennar understands the importance of bringing families together. That’s why every Lennar home offers Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Designs to provide exceptional connectivity and convenience from any part of the home. With no dead spots, you’re free to (video) chat the night away.
We hope you and your family find some peace and comfort in this stressful time, with these five easy tips. And if you’re looking to purchase a new home, Lennar’s virtual home-buying options make finding your dream home – stress-free!
Lennar’s Welcome Home Centers in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are open by appointment only and are following the most current guidelines established by the CDC and the WHO. In-person appointments must be scheduled in advance.