There is nothing quite like a Filipino holiday celebration. And as the holiday season dashes through the “-ber” months, it is incredibly important for everyone to prioritize their health and safety in these unprecedented times. After all, your health is the best gift you can give yourself and your loved ones.
Aside from practicing good hygiene habits, we must find more ways to stay healthy and keep our families safe. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. Eat clean and well-balanced meals
While it may be tempting to get a nice treat after a long day, it is important to establish a consistent diet that will allow you to stay healthy. Be creative with fruits, vegetables, and other essential nutrients when you prepare your meal.
2. Stay hydrated
Drink lots of water throughout the day. Empty a glass of water after waking up in the morning. Always carry your water bottle with you. And most importantly, keep alcoholic and sugary drinks to a minimum.
3. Get enough rest and sleep
Allow your mind and body to relax every now and then. Take short breaks during the day and help yourself get a full night’s sleep.
4. Manage stress and practice mindfulness
When things get overwhelming, step away and take time to breathe. Block out the noise by staying quiet and reminding yourself with self-affirmations.
5. Maintain a clean living space
Make your home a sanctuary for yourself and your loved ones. Clean up and declutter unwanted items that take up space. Fill it with things that bring inspiration and comfort.
6. Spend time with family and friends
Being away doesn’t mean you have to be left out. Call up your family and set up fun online activities with your friends.
7. Stay active and start new hobbies
Create habits that will let you rediscover your interests. Maybe you can even revisit old projects or activities that made you feel engaged.
8. Stay well-informed
A healthy mind is as important as a healthy body. Get your news from reliable sources and make sure to read beyond the headlines.
9. Gift yourself something you’ve always wanted
It has been a challenging year and you deserve something nice, so go get that thing you’ve always wanted for yourself.
10. Only go out when necessary
If you really must go outside, do not forget to wear a mask and practice physical distancing. Make your trips short and always remember to be nice.
to learn more about Okada Manila’s “True Clean. True Safe. True Heart.” campaign.