Get Enough Sleep
You know your sleep schedule better than we do. Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, it’s essential to get that beauty sleep. You’re less likely to get sick and it reduced stress significantly. You’ll foster both mental and emotional resilience! Check out is at 11am so take time for yourself to catch a few extra z’s.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
We like fast food as much as anyone but it’s important that you maintain a healthy balance with what you’re eating. This month, do the best you can to skip process foods. Take a short walk to the Stevenson farmers market until October 9 every Saturday for delicious local farm products for a snack.
Whether it’s a leisure stroll around the property or hiking one of trails, theirs plenty of nature around Skamania Lodge to inspire some movement. Exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression and even improves self-esteem. It can also help with feelings of social withdrawal which is so important in times of social distancing.
Identify a Support System
We can all use someone to lean on every now and then. A good support system: network of people – friends, family, and peers – that we can turn to for emotional and practical support, is known for high levels of coping skills and well-being. Social support is crucial with times of isolation during the pandemic.
Take Time for Yourself
Skamania Lodge offers so many options for you to take a getaway from the busy week to week routine. Enjoy a nice cocktail by the fire this fall or journal on the lawn with the sun setting on the Columbia River Gorge. This can increase happiness and promote better stress management by reminding yourself of your goals and needs.