This year has really tested everyone’s mental health and it wasn’t just the lockdown which did that but also the fear of this virus. As a result of this it is more important than ever before that we are all aware of our mental wellbeing and that we are taking steps which will help to improve it. No matter how emotionally or mentally strong you believe that you are, this is something which will have an impact, no matter how slight, and that is why it is important that you take steps to ensure that you are at your very best.
Many experts in this field like Ayden Hector have been offering tips on wha you can do to help yourself, and here is a round up of what you could be doing.
Just 15 minutes of meditation per day can help you to feel far more content, less stressed and more focused than you do right now. Meditation is actually not very difficult at all, and the beauty is that you don’t need any equipment to do it. Simple find yourself a quiet corner of a room and take a seat on the floor, sit comfortably and make sure that you are sat in an upright position. Now all you need to do is take slow breaths in for 5 seconds, hold it and release, as you are breathing take the mind inside the body and its movements, gradually you will learn to switch off entirely and the results will be amazing.
There is absolutely no doubt about the link between physical health and mental wellbeing. All you need to do is 30 minutes of exercise each day to get the benefits from physical health and all of those chemicals which it will release around the body. When you feel strong and flexible that often lends itself to you feeling happy and focused, so it is really a 2 for 1 deal.
Humans are social creatures and it is this which so many of us are missing right now. If you are able to safely see friends and family then do so, if you are not permitted to do so however then you have to make sure that you are doing what you can do use video calling to catch up with your loved ones. It is this lack of a human connection which is causing so many people issues as they are not able to talk about their concerns, or their emotions with others. Try to create a routine of speaking to friends and family during this tough time, modern technology gives us the perfect way to do it.
These are three very simple ways in which you can give your mental health a boost during this testing year. The key is being aware of your own mental wellbeing and making sure that you are working on it when you feel that things just aren’t right.