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5 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

As you know, we’ve all been immersed in a whirlwind version of this new “pandemic lifestyle.” You may even venture to say that we’ve become experts on how to manage our responsibilities while taking care of our mental health, right?


Wrong!


The most overlooked aspect of any mental health journey truly lies within knowing where to

begin.


Let’s talk about that for a second.


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Self-Care Tips For Mental Health


When was the last time you took a deep breath just to be in the moment?

This isn’t the wavering deep breath you take in the middle of work in hopes that it will get you through the rest of the day. This is the deep breath that comes from feeling centered and at peace with your current situation.


The real question is…

How do you find activities to improve mental health?


1. Self-Care Is The Best Care

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Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “self-care” but never really thought it applied to your life. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to block off an entire day to care for yourself.

All you need to do is set aside 5 minutes of your day to do something that makes you happy and helps you find your center.


Have a moment of fun! This could be in the form of meditation, prayer, journaling, painting, gaming, or other calming activities that help you see your life in a positive light.







2. Find The Physicality That Makes You Tick

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It’s time to get physical!

Carve out about 30 minutes to an hour every day to take a step back from the restrictive nature of a sedentary lifestyle. If you don’t really categorize yourself as a gym rat, going for a walk in nature is perfect! Soak up the Vitamin D and get those legs moving.

Any amount of physical activity is better than none!





3. Connect With Family Reconnect With Friends

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When you’re going through major life events that correlate to heightened levels of stress, family is everything!

If you consider your closest friends your family, that’s even better. Surrounding yourself with people who love you on a regular basis is a fantastic way to keep yourself grounded. When you’re alone for long periods of time, it’s easy to feel swallowed up by your struggles.


Open your eyes by opening up your heart to the people who love you most!

4. Eat Better To Feel Better

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Rejuvenate your mind and re-energize your body by eating healthy foods that have incredibly restorative properties. Yes, that means fruits and vegetables will become your best friends!



Are you a chronic snacker?

If you answered yes, there’s no shame in that game! That being said, filling those snacking sessions with healthy snacks like legumes, seeds, vegetables, and fruits will go a long way for your productive workday vibe.







5. Regain Your Passion Through A Professional

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You’re not alone!

Don’t be afraid to reach out to a professional to learn why you feel the way you do. Sometimes understanding what situations trigger your stress and anxiety is all you need to turn your life around. Finding the right professional that specializes in your needs is essential to make progress.


Multiple Mental Health Moments Transform Into A Lifestyle

Bottom Line


Nothing in life is more important than incorporating daily habits to improve your mental health. Feeling overwhelmed with heightened responsibilities and less free time is a slippery slope that can lead to an extremely unhealthy lifestyle. By following the tips above, you can help to minimize your symptoms.



 

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