It has been a difficult year for everyone, we have been plummeted into an unknown world of quarantine and social restrictions. It has taken its toll on everyone whether that be financially or mentally. If you are finding it tricky to keep your moral up, then take a look at our list below and see if any of our tips help improve your mental wellbeing.
Vices such as meditation or yoga can really help calm your mind and relax your body. Set aside 20 minutes a day to either meditate or do some light yoga. There are many YouTube videos that can help get you started.
2. Stay Active
Exercise releases endorphins that can help reduce your stress and triggers a positive feeling throughout your body. Take ten to thirty minutes out of your day to raise your heart rate, you don’t have to strain yourself, a brisk walk or a quick bike ride will be enough to get your heart rate up and release those endorphins.
3. Stay Connected
Keep in touch with your family and friends. It can be hard to communicate with loved ones when social restrictions are in place, lucky for us we live in a world full of technology. We can instantly connect to each other through text, email, voice call and video call, take advantage of this and schedule a couple of hours a week to connect with your loved ones.
4. Pick Up A New Hobby
Keep yourself occupied by picking up that new hobby you have wanted to try out. Maybe it’s painting, sewing, or dancing, whatever it is now is a great time to get started.
5. Don’t Focus On The News
We want you to keep up with what’s happening in the world but don’t let it consume you. The news tends to be more negative then positive, so deciding to not focus on it constantly can help improve your mental wellbeing.
6. Get Some Sleep
We need to sleep, if we don’t this can affect the way we feel and deal with the world. A lack of sleep can lead to anxiety, stress and depression. Ensure you have some wind down time before bed and avoid looking at tv and phone screens an hour before bedtime.
7. Spend A Day In Nature
Getting outside and breathing in the fresh air can be great for your mental health. Being in nature lowers your cortisol which is connected to the stress hormone. Get the family together and head out on some local walking trails or take a nice stroll along the beach.
8. Don’t Be Scared Of Asking For Help
If you are finding that nothing is working for you then there are many avenues you can take to help you. Don’t be afraid of asking for help, contact your doctor or seek help in a therapist to help find the root of your emotions, research How therapy works so you have an understanding on what route to take.
Whilst you are here check out The Importance of Self-Love and Glowing Positivity on the Road to Recovery