It is very important and it is extremely crucial that we learn to take care of our mental health. If we are not healthy in the mind, we will not be healthy in the soul nor in the body.
Ways that you can look into ensuring that you do take care of your mental health is start a journal. Review your thoughts that you felt yesterday or the day before yesterday, and really take a few moments to dissect what it is that you were feeling these past few days. And if you’re feeling unhappy, insecure, or even overwhelmed, take a step back and see what brought you to feeling those feelings. Ask yourself – What are you willing to do to change those feelings and how can you avoid feeling that way in the future.
2. Staying connected.
This can be anyone from your friends to your family, to your significant other, to your neighbours, your colleagues. Always tell people how much they mean to you. Do acts of kindness with heart and without expectation. Remember – good karma will always come around full circle.
3. Stay active
This can be a challenge as many places have their local gyms closed due to the covid-19 pandemic. However, you are welcome to take 15 minutes to an hour a day to walk with with a friend, loved one or by yourself. Staying active can be simple movement that is consistent. If you are committed to a healthy and active lifestyle I would suggest to look into getting home work out equipment. As it doesn’t seem gyms will be opening up again anytime soon.
4. Stay Hydrated.
Make sure to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. Staying and being properly hydrated can change your mood completely. This can also affect your energy, your focus level and your internal body conditioning.
5. Get a goodnight sleep
Avoid using electronics 30 minutes prior to your sleep. Power down your electronics while you are still fully alert. That way it gives you time to adjust mentally and you fall sleep naturally. Remember if you are not able to sleep 6-8 hours per night I would suggest that you take 15 minute power naps throughout the day to feel rejuvenated. Avoid taking naps longer than 30 minutes as this will confuse your body and in return you will end up feeling more tired rather then ready to go.
6. Eat clean.
What you eat becomes your energy. How you eat and what you choose to eat can be caused my levels of stress, time management and cravings. I suggest assigning a designated slot and day to meal prep. That way you can have your meals prepared for the rest of the week, stay under or at your budget and have more control on what nourishes your body.