As cold and flu season is upon us and the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, it’s more important than ever to keep up with
health and safety measures. Here is a simple checklist to consider:
Get a flu shot. Both the flu and COVID-19 viruses
will likely be spreading this fall. The CDC recommends that all
people 6 months and older get a yearly flu shot to help protect
against influenza infection. Different flu vaccines are approved
for different groups of people such as those 65 and over, so
talk to your doctor about what’s best for you.
Nourish your body and mind to help strengthen your
immunity. Bundle up and take a brisk walk outside—
exercise and sunlight can help improve your mood, sleep,
energy, and more! Choose nutritious meals, limit snacking, and
stay connected with others.
Get reacquainted with yourself. Consider these self-awareness exercises.
- Think of three things in your life for which you are grateful. Try to make at least one of them is something about you.
- Try meditating. The most basic form of meditation is deep breathing.
- Take 5 to 10 minutes daily to self-reflect. Consider all of the things that are going on in your life.
- Keep a journal. This can be a great way to help self-reflect by looking back.