There’s no denying that every aspect of our daily lives has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s important to do everything we can to slow the spread of the virus and maintain our physical health, managing our mental health is just as crucial. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed during this time, no matter your situation. However, we must not let our fears and anxieties take over.
Here are some strategies to help you keep track of your emotional wellness and increase your resilience while navigating through this challenging time.
Turn Off The News
At a certain point, watching the news can feel more upsetting than informative. Rather than getting sucked into reading constant media updates and putting yourself at risk of misinformation, check credible news sources only once or twice a day to stay informed. Try tuning into how the news impacts you and notice how you feel after reducing your daily media consumption.
Whether it’s a walk around the neighborhood or a yoga session at home, regular exercise or activity can significantly impact your physical and mental health. Getting your body moving is the best way to combat feelings of restlessness and stress.
Meditation and mindfulness are great ways to calm the jumbled thoughts in your mind. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, regular meditation can help you stay calm and peaceful throughout the entire day.
While you may not be able to see your friends and family face-to-face at this time, you can still stay connected with them via phone calls and social networks. Prioritize connecting with loved ones. Social interactions, even from afar, can do wonders for your mood and stress levels.
Establish A Routine
It’s not easy to feel motivated when you’re at home all day. Try establishing a morning and nighttime routine to restore some structure to your day. Before you know it, you’ll start looking forward to them!
Believe it or not, simply writing down all your thoughts can help relieve the weight of them in your mind. Try doing a “worry-drop” where you write out all your unfiltered fears and worries. You’ll find your anxiety-levels drop instantly. You can also practice gratitude by writing down a few things you’re grateful for every day. It’ll give you some perspective and feel more positive instantly.
Staying relaxed can be challenging when there is so much uncertainty all around us. Prairie sage Massage can help you release the built-up stress in your mind and your body. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing experience or a treatment for a specific injury, our experienced therapists are here to help. Prairie Sage is dedicated to providing an inclusive and safe environment for all our patients. Call us today to book an appointment!