Hi everyone. Having a total knee replacement, and recuperating from it, are difficult enough. Combine these factors with current global events, and it can be downright unnerving. Keeping positive during COVID-19 pandemic is imperative. Tips:
First, let me share a bouquet of virtual daffodils with you. Daffodils signify new beginnings, soothing reflections, and downright beauty. Enjoy..
Tips for keeping positive during COVID-19 pandemic:
Stay away from news. News channels feed on fear mongering, negativism, and sensationalism. Maintain your sanity by taking breaks.
Limit social media time. Yes, I know this can be difficult. If you must go on social media, limit comment reading time. So many people complain, express negative viewpoints, and are downright obnoxious.
Instead, use social media to watch online performances, movies, and other forms of entertainment.
Move your body. it is a well-known fact that exercising improves endorphins (those “feel good” hormones). Do your PT exercises, talk a walk (inside or outside), watch and participate in an online exercise program. There are tons available.
Be creative. Creativity offers benefits on so many levels. Write, paint, play music, cook, bake, etc. Find an activity that floats your boat and do it.
AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.
AUTHOR NOTE: This multiple award-winning site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author, tkr blogger, and tkr patient who has been living with various health conditions for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.
Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.