Our mental health can be very fragile on a regular day, so I can it imagine it being a lot more fragile during these uncertain times. There are so many things to worry about, it is almost impossible to vibrate high in the midst of the chaos and confusion going on. Taking care of your mental health during a pandemic can be tricky but it is doable.
Taking care of your mental health during a pandemic
Here are some ways you could go about making sure your mental health isn’t suffering.
Have some time to yourself
I think it is super important to have time for just yourself. That’s why I make sure I wake up at least a hour before everyone else gets up. That way I can have some quiet time just for myself. I get some more me-time later in the day. I am one of those people that thrive on alone time, so it is imperative I get everyday to feel ok. If you are like me, then you should stay on top of this and make sure you get time for just yourself even if it is just for an hour. That hour could save your mental health.
Eat and drink healthy
With this pandemic, it is important to have a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet. Eating and drinking healthy could save you from a whole lot of health problems, so make sure you are doing this right.
Get plenty rest
Getting good night sleep and plenty of rest during the day is very important. The last thing your body and mind needs now is stress. I know it is hard to not be stressed with all what is currently happening, but it is best to stay away from stress as much as possible and get plenty of rest to keep your energy levels up.
Have a routine
Having a routine does help especially if you have young kids. I find it easier to do all I do when I have a clear routine. It is flexible but I know what I need to do every few hours and that keeps all of us focused.
Meditation may not be for everyone but it has really kept me going. I mediate numerous times a day. My meditation sessions relax me and keep me vibrating high, which helps me stay on top of my mental health.
I am very active and the kiddies are active as well, so we are always on the move. We still go for short daily walks and that helps. The fresh air and exercise does wonders. We also watch fitness videos on Youtube and they get us moving at home as well.
Social media and News
You don’t need to listen to News over and over again, especially if they get you anxious and fearful. I don’t listen to the news. I read up the bits I need online and I watch short clips when necessary. I have never been a fan of the Press (which is funny since I have a blog), but I know I have to stay updated with what is going on in the world, so I watch and read what I need.
Talk about it
Tell someone how you feel about the pandemic going on. Talking is therapy and I can guarantee you will start to feel better once you tell someone how you really feel. Talking makes the pandemic not so scary.
Every storm runs out of rain, so I know this too shall pass. Remember to wash your hands, obey the social distancing advice and stay safe. Have a great weekend.