Due to the coronavirus outbreak more and more people are suffering in silence and becoming more anxious, stressed, depressed and increased anger due to significant changes in daily lifestyles!
There are some good ways of helping yourself stay positive with a good mindset while balancing your work and personal life during these unsettling times (and beyond).
Set yourself a daily routine, this will keep you occupied and your mind focused.
Make sure you do some form of physical activity daily, even the smallest amount of exercise is a great energy booster and stress reliever.
If you are working from home make sure you separate your work from your home life – make work space away from normal home activities, keeping them separate helps with the work-life balance. Make sure you dont over-work, set yourself timescales and make sure you stop for breaks like you would in your normal working environment.
Make sure you stay connected with people (family, friends, colleagues, neighbours) by use of social media, telephone, email and text. Staying connected allows you to talk and off load, and often listening to others helps them as much as it will be helping you. Remember the saying ‘a problem shared is a problem halved!’
As we know regular updates of the coronavirus situation is constantly on the television, news, radio, internet, social media etc etc and although it is good to keep updated we all need some time to switch off from it. Try not to keep watching or listening to the news and regular broadcasts as it can become more worrying and stressful for many people. Watch or listen to the news once a day, preferably on a morning or mid-day rather than the evening. Listening to the late evening news can pray on your mind, increase anxiety and can affect your sleep.
Before bed if your mind is worrying about things and cant switch off, listen to gentle relaxation music, guided meditation, read a book or watch something funny on the television (or youtube). Laughter is a brilliant remedy any time but especially before bedtime.
Eat plenty of healthy foods. It is all too easy when spending alot of time at home to eat unhealthily by making quick fix meals and grabbing easy-to-hand snacks and pasties etc… eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, salads and good sources of protein such as lean meat, fish, eggs, beans etc. Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.
Don’t suffer in silence when help is just a click away. If you do need to talk to someone, Mood Breakers is here to help and contacting us is easy.
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