This leads onto why is it so important to focus on our personal health, wellbeing and mental health during COVID-19.
First we must identifying our personal mental health triggers. These may come from social factors including work environment, the news, social media and isolation. To combat these, we can put in place coping strategies to distract us from falling into low mood.
Some tips to improving our mental wellness and staying positive is getting the most out of life are:
Connect with other people.
This can boost self esteem, self worth, and a sense of belonging. In a time where we all have access to the internet and resources such as FaceTime, Zoom or Skype, we all have the means to stay connected to one another even though we are apart.
Try reaching out to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. They will probably really appreciate the call or text.
Physical activity improves not just our physical health, but research shows it can also improve our mental wellbeing.
Try to set yourself a goal or challenge to carry out some form of physical activity each day. This will help you to maintain a routine and fitness but will also release endorphins and help to improve your mood.
Learn new skills.
Many of us now have more time than ever to learn a new skill or finally try the things we’ve been putting off for a while. Learning new skills can build a sense of purpose & self confidence whilst raising self esteem.
Why not try a new online Pilates session? Or get out your old recipe books and start creating new meals!
Focus on the Present
Being present in the moment helps to improve your understanding of your thoughts and feelings and improves your overall health, this will therefore improve your mental health during COVID-19.
Be you and be free.