7 Tips to take care of your mental health during this pandemic

These times can get overwhelming, it is always important to take care of your mental health.

Getting enough sleep

This might be the most important for making sure you are staying mentally healthy. Maintaining a sleep schedule will help you focus on tasks and help you to not feel tired and sluggish throughout the day which can always affect your state of mind. 

Take care of your body

Drink plenty of water, avoid eating unhealthy food, and most importantly do some at home exercises to help with anxiety and depression. 

Don’t worry about the big things

Understand and come to terms that these are uncertain times and we cannot control our surroundings but we can control our emotions and how to deal with them.  

Get plenty of sun!

Being indoors can definitely make us feel anxious, make sure you spend some time outside in your backyard or the park, (of course practicing social distancing) take a book to read or even have a nice cup of tea to relax and enjoy the fresh air. 

Do not compare yourself to others

You do NOT need to learn a new trade, read a new book every week or learn a new language. Many people have different ways of coping with what is going on and seeing what others are accomplishing and comparing yourself will not help. You are doing just fine by surviving in keeping yourself happy. 

Limit exposure to news media

Constant news from various outlets can heighten fears of the pandemic. Try to limit your social media as well to avoid any false news. Always make sure you are getting your information from local health government authorities like the CDC and WHO. 

Take a break

Although many of us may still be working from home or even taking care of our families. A break from our daily activities to do something for ourselves can be a great way to recharge.