Regardless if your life has changed a little or a lot, dealing with the current situation and adapting to every day changes is stressful on any individual. Sleeping patterns are changing, social distancing is hard work and financial stress is being faced.
Remember we are all facing it together, so we want to take on simple steps to staying on top of your mental health.
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
It’s normal to feel anxious and stressed, especially when you are stuck at home. Try and teach yourself how to meditate or take up yoga. This will help you sleep better at night and keep you calm as you take on the day. The internet is our friend and here to help. Try some videos on YouTube, a podcast on Spotify or even any apps from your smartphone.
We all have a list of hobbies or fun activities we have always wanted to try, but we are busy people and life gets in the way. Use this time to learn to cook or bake, garden, paint or how to teach yourself how to do your make up. I have taken this time to learn how to cook traditional recipes and paint. I have discovered I am not very good at painting, but my cooking skills are getting better. You never know what you’re good at until you give it a red-hot go.
BE SOCIAL – WHILE STILL DISTANCING YOURSELF
Check in with your loved ones. Like I said, we are all dealing with this. Face-time your friends, text your work mates and call your grandparents. With all this social distancing, it is crucial to still remember to be kind, smile and not stay out of touch.
I know that wardrobe of yours needs some love and de-cluttering. Whether you are online shopping like crazy or not spending at all, care for your home and space. A cluttered home can create chaos, which we all don’t need. Take your time and day by day, clean that snack cupboard or even wash your makeup brushes.