By March 16 at the latest, the lives of all of us had changed. The Corona Crisis and its associated restrictions have forced us into a social retreat away from the workplace, cafes and restaurants, socializing with friends and gyms - but also into taking a purposeful look at ourselves.
Sitting at home for weeks on end, shielded from friends and family, in a home office - and yet many people emerge from the crisis stronger and more satisfied: What happened in Austria in March 2020 is something no one really expected. Empty streets, closed cafés and stores, virtually no social life. It was precisely this time of retreat that many people took advantage of: and for themselves.
It was a time to really come to terms with oneself for once. Many people have never spent so much time with themselves. On the one hand, this creates an awareness of one's own difficulties, but also a desire for self-optimization. That's exactly what there was time for now.
Many of us started cooking for ourselves, paying close attention to the ingredients. Instead of a quick menu in the office, there were carefully prepared meals. This conscious diet is simply good for us because we feed our cells with valuable food.
Exercise was also on the agenda for many people: rarely before have you seen so many people jogging. We have already reported that endurance sports such as regular running also counteracts the aging process. It also contributes to overall relaxation and well-being. A sports program at home has also become a daily routine for many: from simple strength exercises to yoga and Pilates - there are so many ways to keep the body fit at home and on your own. In everyday life, many people lacked the time to do this; now they could finally devote themselves to their own bodies.
Another point was, of course, the confrontation with oneself. Rest and relaxation as well as more sleep also promote the regeneration of the cells, the building blocks of our body. Yes, the cells also need a break: after all, they perform at their best every day throughout our lives. As we grow older, this performance naturally diminishes. This can be counteracted on the one hand with rest and sufficient sleep, but also with a conscious diet and nutritional supplements. The mental state also has a lot to do with it: an inner balance, contentment and moments of happiness are a real energy boost for our cells. Many have used this time of social withdrawal to cleanse themselves mentally.
And also physically: because doing without has also had a positive effect on many people - less stress, less unhealthy food, but also fewer toxins such as alcohol and nicotine. Often the weeks were used far away from bars and Cafés as time of the Ent-schlackung, which likewise each individual body cell good. Consumption was also avoided: since only supermarkets were open, many people concentrated on "the essentials" - and that means food.
Caro, whom we interviewed for another blog article, turned 40 during this Corona crisis. "A birthday in times of shutdown also has advantages. I had no stress, could cook something healthy in peace, and was forced to spend time exclusively with my family - the people I love most," she says. She wants to keep that now: a life that is fuller because of reduction.
"During the crisis, I mostly kept in touch with people I care about. I started to exercise regularly, ate healthy, gave up alcohol and meditated daily. I consumed less, but in a targeted way. In that case, overall, less really was more," she adds. That's exactly what we can take with us now that normality is slowly returning: We can gain from a critical phase by focusing on our well-being and health and making sure we feel good with every cell. Because one thing is certain: if our cells feel good, we feel much better overall!"