We’ve all had to make relatively sudden and big changes to our lifestyle, including our work. Adjustments to our routine, unfamiliarity and uncertainty can stir up a range of emotions, and affect our wellbeing. It’s vital that we’re all taking steps to look after our own mental health at the moment, as well as keeping an eye out for loved ones. First of all find the positive things in your life and make a list, a long one, because there are really many positive things happening around you.
It’s crucial that we’re able to talk honestly about our feelings. If you’re feeling low, it’s important to acknowledge it and speak to a friend or family member. They may be feeling the same way. There is no shame in asking for help. If you think you might need some support with your mental health there are many organisations who can help you! This is the perfect time to try something new, is there a hobby you have always wanted to try but never had the time? There are many hobbies you can start at home, with supplies easily accessible online.
Boost your spirits during lockdown by heading outside, opening your window or simply taking a walk. Nature is full of magic, so take a walk to a nearby park, river or green space and make the most of any outside space you may have, such as a garden. Take things slowly and put your mental health first. Your morning and evening routine can affect your emotional wellbeing, energy levels and motivation. Whether you’re working remotely or serving as a key worker, following a daily routine will help you to stay positive and distracted.
Meditation can help if you are experiencing anxiety or are finding your stress levels to be heightened during self-isolation, whether that’s due to financial worries or the not knowing of what life will look like post self-isolation. Self-isolation has prevented many people from visiting the hairdressers and accessing their normal beauty & cosmetic products, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a beauty routine. The current lockdown situation offers the perfect opportunity to spring clean your house from top to bottom.
And remember to think positive thoughts! This is not the end of anything, it will pass!
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