Healthy Habits We’ve Learned

Which of these habits do YOU follow?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of healthy habits that we’ve learned. Let’s review some of them. Wearing masks, social distancing, and regularly washing hands remain vital.

Healthy Habits We’ve Learned During COVID-19

Recently, Marina Khidekel

The far-reaching impact of the pandemic presented us with plenty of challenges — including a disruption of our old routines. Nonetheless, this time also allowed us to take stock of our habits and make mindful changes. As a result, we have an arsenal of new behaviors (whether they relate to our relationships, our work lives, or our personal health and well-being) that help to improve our lives. Seeing their impact, it’s no surprise that we’re taking these new habits and routines with us into our “next normal.” 

We asked our Thrive community to share the new habits they’ve implemented during this time, and how they’ll continue to incorporate them into their lives going forward. Which of these habits have you taken on while at home?

        • Meditating regularly
        • Cooking as a family
        • Picking up the phone
        • Taking a daily mindful walk
        • Creating a consistent morning routine
        • Growing fresh produce
        • Lunchtime workouts
        • Spending more time in nature
        • Educational bedtime reading
        • Practicing yoga

Healthy Habits We've Learned
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Behind the Scenes at Thrive Global

Be inspired. Includes a podcast.

Thrive Global is a popular Web site founded by Arianna Huffington, after establishing the pioneering Huffington Post site (now owned by Verizon).

As Huffington puts it:

“After my collapse from sleep deprivation and exhaustion in 2007, I became more and more passionate about the connection between well-being and performance. And as I went around the world speaking about my experience, I saw two things: First, that we’re facing a stress and burnout epidemic. And second, that people deeply want to change the way they work and live… That’s why I launched Thrive Global – to go beyond raising awareness and create something real and tangible that would help individuals, companies, and communities improve their well-being and performance and unlock their greatest potential. At Thrive Global, helping you achieve these goals is our mission and our passion.”

Here’s one example of a recent Thrive Global article. “How to Reap the Mental Benefits of a Vacation Without Actually Going on One.” Click the image to read it.

Behind the Scenes at Thrive Global
If you’re unable to plan a trip at the moment, don’t stress about it — and don’t underestimate the power of a staycation. Photo by Happy Dancing/ Shutterstock

Meditative Story Podcasts

Recently, Thrive Global became a partner for a new Web site intended to reduce stress:

Meditative Story is a completely new kind of listening experience that blends intimate first-person stories with mindfulness prompts, enveloped in beautiful music composition. Every week, subscribers will receive a new Meditative Story from a storyteller who will transport listeners to the time and place where everything changed for them — a story that may be deeply relatable to the listener’s own life. As the story unfolds, mindfulness guide Rohan Gunatillake (founder of the popular Buddhify meditation app) offers prompts to calm the mind, and help listeners connect with their own observations.”

“The entire experience is elevated by gorgeous music. Shifting between music and vibration, the exquisite sound design rides above the narrative, bringing each Meditative Story to life and giving subscribers the head space to feel restored and refreshed. Meditative Story is a WaitWhat original series — created by the team who built and led TED’s media organization — in close partnership with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. The series is made possible with generous support from Salesforce.”

Here is an example:

“A mesmerizing story about the wisdom and delight you can find — even in the midst of tragic loss — by seeing life and death through the eyes of a child. Storyteller Lucy Kalanithi is the widow of Paul Kalanithi, who wrote the best-selling memoir When Breath Becomes Air, published posthumously in 2016. This story is a coda to his memoir.”