Tips to Stay Mentally Well While Social Distancing

April 2, 2020
By Sports Academy Team

We love helping you stay physically well. It’s what we do, and it’s why we’re releasing a slew of daily workout options – for free.

But just as important is making sure that we’re all putting some energy towards our mental well-being, too. That approach is always prudent, but it feels especially so during this time of ongoing uncertainty and change precipitated by COVID-19 and its fallout.

This week, once again, we’re turning to Sports Academy’s Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo, PhD, a leading authority on social brain dynamics with a specific focus on the neurobiology of emotions and their impact on brain health and human performance. She’s here to offer more guidance on taking care of your mental health.

  • Stay positive. Covid-19, too, will pass.
  • Regain control of your life. Plan tomorrow in 24 seconds. Clear your mind, and think about the three things you want to get done tomorrow. Take it one day at a time.
  • Just before you go to bed tonight, write down three good things you’re are thankful for. Gratitude increases well-being.
  • Embrace today as an opportunity to learn more about your friends and family. Be socially curious.
  • Look in the mirror and smile.

Hopefully, these small steps will help you and the ones you love.

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