Maintaining one's mental health in such a challenging time globally is of utmost importance, and can also be very challenging with life so drastically different for everyone.
But there are productive ways to maintain, or improve your mental health, that are simple things you can do every single day!
Don't let yourself fall victim to our new normal and waste days away in bed, not wanting to do anything, because that'll only make things worse.
Here are some ideas for things you can do during isolation to work on yourself!
- Yoga - Yes this might sound crazy to some, but just give it a try! Put on some relaxing music and a YouTube tutorial and we bet your opinions will change pretty quickly!
- Meditation - This also might get crazy, but when optimized, is a great way to forget about the world for a little while and enter into a better headspace that'll last long after meditation is done!
- Hiking and walking - If you have any trails near your house, get away from everything and go for a hike and be one with nature for a while, and even if not, just go for a walk around your neighbourhood!
- Cuddling with pets - Fortunately, pets have no idea what's going on in the world, so spending time with them is a great way to feel normal again. And if you don't have a pet, ask a close friend or family member if you can take their furry friend for a neighbourhood stroll!
These are just a few ways to begin working on yourself and your mental health during isolation. Generally, a good rule is to be doing something, rather than doing nothing.
Take things one day at a time and we'll all get through this together!