5 Ways to Take care of your Mental Health this Pandemic
It’s been a year since the pandemic started and it is taking its toll on our mental health, admit it. I am a naturally happy person but there are times I find myself crying and having an anxiety attack because of what’s happening especially in our dear country – the Philippines.
But as a mom, I know I need to fight the sadness and get it together. Here are some of the things I do to relax my mind and have a me-time, let me know if you are doing any of these too.
STAY UNDER THE SUN AND PLANT
It only takes 20-30 minutes to have your dose of vitamin D every morning. I usually go out around 7:00 until 7:30 and stay under the sun while walking and feeling the fresh air on my skin. I also practice inhaling positivity and exhaling negativity. Planting is also a nice way to beat anxiety. Some of my friends who are suffering from anxiety enjoyed planting and told me that it helps them with their mental health.
Either you do this early in the morning or before going to bed. A good book will help you forget your problems for a while. Let your imagination merge in the book you are reading so choose one that is easy to read, relaxing or self help book for you to learn more.
PLAY ONLINE GAMES
I spend 30 to 1 hour playing online games these days. I stumbled upon the plays.org website wherein there are hundreds of FREE games to choose from. I like this site because there are no ads that interrupt your playing time. I have tried the Supermarket game, the Restaurant game, and others.
Doing daily exercises even how short it is just to keep your heart pumping will release happy hormones to make you feel better, they said. So take time to do it either in the morning or afternoon. A brisk walk, a jog, zumba, or any exercise for you to sweat is fine.
SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP
I love my essential oil diffuser with white noise. It helps me to fall asleep easily and soundly. Getting a good night’s sleep is a must these days, so take advantage of all the chances you have to do it.
How about you what do you do to take care of your mental health these days?