Happy April Fool’s Day!
Don’t think anyone is in the mood for playing jokes this time around, but a little prank or two can really help cheer us up.
Seriously, it is the beginning of a new month and we wanted to check-in with you. It is a good time to "check-in" with yourselves as well. At ATHLETES GEL, we are committed to physical health and activity, but we also strive to tend to mental health. The body can do incredible things when the mind allows it.
So, let’s talk about the mental side of the craziness going on...
Most of us are under “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders. The kids are doing school work at home, we are working from home, and our only drive time is to the grocery store to not find paper products or the pharmacy to restock on critical supplies. Social distancing limits our interactions with friends, family and just every day human conversations. Many are out of work, trying to figure out what to do each day, and waiting for life to restart (wondering what that will even look like).
Guess what this can lead to: Depression.
It’s totally normal to feel beaten down during this crisis, but remember this WILL NOT last forever. Find something positive to focus on EVERY DAY and make that your mission for the day. Do something nice for a neighbor, even if it is as simple as leaving a note saying “Thinking about you” or taking their trash can back from the curb. It makes a difference for someone else, and... YOU. We are social creatures and we had the faucet turned off rapidly. Doing little things that have a positive impact on your life and someone else’s life will brighten your mood.
If you are really feeling “blue”, TALK TO SOMEONE. Do not internalize it. If you think you need a doctor, please call one. We have to rely on each other to get through the next few weeks and months.
There is no better recipe for curing depression than a nice endorphin release. When you are sore, go to www.athletesgel.us to get the best topical pain reliever available!
If you need us, we are here. Please feel free to reach out by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow ATHLETES GEL US on Facebook and Instagram. We are trying our best to keep you informed, inspired and maybe even entertained via social media during this difficult time.
Stay safe and healthy!
Your ATHLETES GEL Team