Five tips for your mental health and well-being

It is just as important to be mentally healthy as is it to be physically healthy. With the Coronavirus outbreak, many of us have had to alter our daily routines and adapt to new patterns like working from home, home schooling and reduce physical contact with close friends and family members.

We have compiled 5 practical tips to look after your mental health.

  1. Reduce clutter- A positive way of looking at lockdown is the amount of free time now available to finally have that spring clean! Go through your home, room by room, and get rid of any items you don’t use or want anymore. Get the cleaning products out and then flourish your home with your favourite scent all through the house. Citrus scents are known to lift moods positively, explore our Mango and Oud range here.

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2. Exercise- Move around, whether it is a 10minute YouTube work-out, a walk to the park or simply walking around the house, regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and help you sleep better. It is recommended by experts who also believe that exercise releases endorphins that make you feel good.

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3. Self-care- What do you love doing? Self care is different for everyone, for some it can involve creative activities, beauty treatments, watching a TV series or journaling. Whichever it is, indulge in your favourite activities and take the time to enjoy yourself whilst doing so.

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4. Connect with others- Yes, we are in a lockdown and restricted to who we can connect with outside our bubble. However, this doesn’t mean contact has to be cut with our loved ones. Thanks to technology, we can FaceTime, message or ring friends and family with our smartphones. Continue to maintain an effort with people and speak to them when you’re not feeling too great.

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5. Sleep and eat well- Sleeping and eating well is super important for our physical and mental health. If we don’t sleep enough, we can start to feel depressed or anxious. It is recommended that adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. Additionally, eating a balanced diet is just as important, deficiencies in iron and vitamin B12 can lower our mood.

 

We hope these tips were helpful! For more information on mental health visit Mind Charity