Whether you’re 75 or 15, mental health is something we all deal with. We all have different methods when it comes to keeping our mental health in good condition, but since COVID-19 has forced us to stay in quarantine for many months, a lot of us are having trouble adjusting. Below are some ways people have been taking care of their psychological hygiene for the past couple of months that may help you too!
- Stay connected with your friends online
Many of us have slowly distanced ourselves from our friends during this time. It is crucial that we stay connected with our friends, even though it can only be done virtually. A lot of different factors can contribute to us distancing ourselves from people in our life and that’s okay. However, it is important to have at least one person that you can talk to without you being afraid, to be open about your thoughts, feelings, and worries during this time.
- Taking Breaks
We are sitting at desks for hours on end with backs aching, shoulders tensing, eyes straining, just for one day of online school! It can be easy to get overwhelmed with classes and homework, and many of us often forget to take breaks. We are always so caught up in our studies, that we don’t realize the toll it has taken on us physically and mentally.
- Morning Walks
Imagine going on a walk right after you wake up. The fresh, cool morning air blowing against your face, your mind clear like the blue sky above you. Morning walks help clear your mind from the troubles that you might face later on. There are many health benefits from walking in general. Now I know how hard it is to get up, put on some clothes, go on a walk, and then start school, but the benefits of just a 20 minute walk can have a great impact on both your physical and mental health.
Taking care of our mental well-being during this pandemic has been difficult for many of us, but there are many little changes that we can make in our lives to make us happier, healthier, and more social.