Sunday, November 29, 2020

Five Things to Do Now For Your Mental Health

Given that we are in the middle of a pandemic, we are focusing quite deeply on the mental health of our family members - especially the kids. If there is one person we often forget, though, it’s ourselves. We work hard and we binge-watch Netflix and we forget that our mental health is just as important as anyone else around us.

The spotlight should be shone down on you and you should be allowed to step forward into the most important place: the front of the line. Poor mental health isn't something that should ever be cast aside. It can have an impact on your day to day physical and emotional health, which means that you need to work on your mental health as much as you can. With this in mind, let’s take a look at five things that you can do right now to improve your mental health.

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  1. Exercise. If you want to release endorphins and literally have that feel-good factor, you need to get up off the couch and workout. It doesn't have to be much more than a YouTube dance workout, but even the slightest movement can be beneficial for your health. A sweat can make you feel fantastic, and you can feel the happy hormones flooding your body. You can distract yourself from the issues you’re going through and feel good.

  2. Shop. Sometimes, shopping can be what you need. Yes, we’re in a pandemic, but you can get your scrunch leggings by shopping online. There is a lot of research that proves that shopping can make you feel good, and you don't have to go nuts with it and out-shop yourself.

  3. Cook. Watching your ingredients turn into something delicious is so much fun. You can literally see the science of cooking and learn how to make anything with the help of YouTube videos for free. There really is no excuse to not know how to cook with all of the information and tutorials out there and it’ll help your mental health to learn a new skill.

  4. Mini Spa Day. You can’t book into a spa right now, but you have the ability to pamper yourself with a face and foot mask, a mani-pedi, and a body scrub is still there for you. This goes above and beyond hygiene and moves into self-care and feeling good about yourself. Goodness knows we all need a little of that from time to time.

  5. Revamp. Your wardrobe is in dire need of a sort out and you will see how beneficial it is for your mental health when you do sort it out. You can go through every single item of clothing and bag what you no longer use or need and get rid of it. Rebuy the clothes in new styles and sizes that actually fit you, and get rid of the clothes you haven't touched for six months.

Poor mental health takes time to heal. Give yourself that time and be proactive in that healing.

Thanks for reading!

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