Moving everything online and indoors is difficult. Furthermore, with the economy suffering, it is more common than ever to get depressed, stressed, or anxious. Here are several tips for maintaining your mental health, even when it’s difficult:
During these unprecedented times of social distancing, it’s easy to get in the habit of constantly looking at the news, binge watching your favorite tv shows, or working on your laptop. While it is important to stay busy and connect with others through social media, your body needs time to disconnect from all screens and relax.
Constant exposure to a screen’s blue light can give you a headache or leave you wired. It can also inhibit your ability to get a good night’s rest, all things that influence your mental health. Take at least an hour every day, especially before bedtime, to disconnect and relax. Read a book, play a board game, make a yummy dessert, or meditate. These are all great ways to disconnect with your screens and connect with your mental wellness.
Make Time for Self-Care
One of the greatest stress management techniques—or, mental health techniques—is self-care. It’s easy to get caught up in everything you have to do or everyone you have to take care of that you leave no time for yourself. And you are an important individual with mental and physical health needs too.
Try some stress management techniques to help yourself calm down. Prepare a relaxing space with candles, soft music, or a hot bath with calming oils or salts. Take time to be alone. Release the worries of the day with every deep breath you take. Turn off your phone and soak in the silence.
When it comes to mental health, your physical wellbeing plays a very important role. While staying active can be difficult during social distancing (bye, bye gym), there are still many ways to get in your daily physical exercise needs while staying in the house.
Search for various free, dance-instructional videos on YouTube. Break out the free weights or do some calisthenic exercises. Take some time to roll out a yoga mat and stretch. Staying active will get your blood pumping and improve your physical and mental health, all in one.
Mental wellness has always been important. However, during these times of isolation and distancing, your mental health is more critical than ever. It is up to you to give your mind the attention it needs to stay healthy and happy.
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